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    The Second ACT Invitation Round of the Month invited 600+ Candidates

    Jan 27,2023

    The 2nd ACT Invitation Round Invited 600+ Candidates

    For the second time in a month, Canberra Matrix comes again with the latest Invitation Round. An invitation round took place on 23 January 2023. The latest round invited a total of 227 onshore and offshore applicants under subclass 190. Whereas, 405 nominations have been issued under subclass 491.

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    Invitation Round – 24.01.23 Invitation Round – 13.01.23
    Canberra Residents

    Matrix–nominating Small Business Owners

    • 190 nominations: 09 invitations
    • 190 minimum matrix score: 75
    • 491 nominations: 3 invitations
    • 491 minimum matrix score: 65

    Matrix–nominating 457 / 482 visa holders

    • 190 nominations:  1 invitation
    • 491 nominations:  – invitation

    Matrix–nominating Critical Skill Occupations

    • 190 nominations: 200 invitations
    • 491 nominations: 99 invitations
    Canberra Residents

    Matrix–nominating Small Business Owners

    • 190 nominations: 11 invitations
    • 190 minimum matrix score: 85
    • 491 nominations: 3 invitations
    • 491 minimum matrix score: 70

    Matrix–nominating 457 / 482 visa holders

    • 190 nominations:  2 invitations
    • 491 nominations:  – invitation

    Matrix–nominating Critical Skill Occupations

    • 190 nominations: 162 invitations
    • 491 nominations: 112 invitations
    OVERSEAS APPLICANTS

    Matrix–nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

    • 190 nominations: 17 invitations
    • 491 nominations: 303 invitations
    OVERSEAS APPLICANTS

    Matrix–nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

    • 190 nominations: 87 invitations
    • 491 nominations: 357 invitations

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    2022-2023 Allocation of ACT Nomination Places: Comparison with the Last Round

    Current Invitation Round Last Invitation Round
    2022-2023 Allocation of ACT Nomination Places:

    The ACT received an interim allocation for the 2022-2023 program year.

    • Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa: 2,025 places
    • Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa: 2,025 places
    2022-2023 Allocation of ACT Nomination Places:

    The ACT received an interim allocation for the 2022-2023 program year.

    • Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa: 2025 places
    • Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa: 2025 places
    Application Count on 23 January 2023

    Total approvals: 1359 approvals

    • 190 Nominations: 441 approvals
    • 491 Nominations: 918 approvals
    Application Count on 13 January 2023

    Total approvals: 1303 approvals

    • 190 Nominations: 418 approvals
    • 491 Nominations: 885 approvals
    Total refusals: 308 applications

    • 190 Nominations: 75 refusals (15%)
    • 491 Nominations: 233 refusals (20%)
    Total refusals: 174 applications

    • 190 Nominations: 69 refusals (14%)
    • 491 Nominations: 225 refusals (20%)
    Remaining Allocation 2022-2023

    Total allocation remaining: 2691 nomination places (512 per month)

    • 190 Nominations: 1584 (pro rata 301 per month)
    • 491 Nominations: 1107 (pro rata 211 per month)
    Remaining Allocation 2022-2023

    Total allocation remaining: 2002 nomination places (236 per month)

    • 190 Nominations: 1607 (pro rata 293 per month)
    • 491 Nominations: 1140 (pro rata 208 per month)

     Highlights of the Latest ACT Invitation Round

    • As a comparison, the latest round invited a total of 102 candidates less than the previous round.
    • On the other end, the round invited 25 more Critical Skill Occupations applicants than the last round.
    • Additionally, the overseas applicants’ count was reduced by 124 number in the latest draw.
    • Moreover, the latest round has given 1359 approvals, which is 56 more than the 13 January round.
    • On the other side, the refusals of the applications also went high with the round. In this round total refusals have increased to 134.
    • One of the positives that come out of the round is the increasing pro rata nominations. With subclass 190, per month pro-rata increased to 301 and in subclass 491 it is increased to 211 per month.
    • In total, the pro-rata is increased by 276 nominations per month as compared with the previous round.

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