Recently, the Australian Capital Territory has published a list of Skilled Occupation by updating few more
occupations for the Skilled Visa Program.

In the earlier version of the Skilled Occupation list, thirteen jobs have been removed which include Sales
and Marketing Manager, Advertising Manager, Public Relations Manager, Engineering Manager, Cafe or Restaurant Manager which does not include any fast food chains, Financial Investment Adviser, Financial Investment Manager, Policy Analyst, Management Consultant, Organization and Methods Analyst, Solicitor, Enrolled Nurse and Mothercraft Nurse.

The new version of the list have included eleven jobs which are Graphic Designer, Human Resource Advisor, Recruitment Consultant, Multimedia Designer, Web Designer, Mechanical Engineer and many more.

According to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection of Australia, the visa applicants who have the appropriate certifications and qualifications can apply for the state nomination. If an applicant reside in Canberra and his/ her job is ‘closed’, he/ she can still apply for the state nomination only if the person is employed under a job included in the Skilled Occupations List. Along with that, the person must also be eligible for the nomination.

Applicants staying abroad can apply for the nomination if any if their family member live in Canberra.