Skilled Migrant Category - Expression of Interest Selection – 15th June 2011
The following EOIs were selected from the pool for validation on 15th June 2011:
434 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 140 or above:
378 with job offer
56 without job offer
103 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140, and included points for offers of skilled employment or current skilled jobs in New Zealand.
7 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 135 or more but less than 140, and included 15 bonus points for work experience in an area of absolute skill shortage.
(A total of 544 EOIs representing 1101 people were therefore selected)
Conclusion: Leaving aside the EOIs in areas of Absolute Skills Shortage, only 11% of applicants managed to achieve the selection point without a job offer. Thus, 89% of ordinary applicants needed a job offer to qualify. Clearly, getting a job is of paramount importance to your application, which is where our Jobsearch Programme is best placed to help