Skilled Migrant Category - Expression of Interest Selection on 21st April 2010
The following EOIs were selected from the pool for validation on 21 April 2010: 385 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 140 or above:
334 with job offer
51 without job offer
135 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 employment in New Zealand. 27 EOIs were selected that had a points total between 130 and 135, without a job offer, but with 15 points claimed for work experience in an area of absolute skill shortage. (A total of 547 EOIs were therefore selected) Conclusion: Leaving aside the EOIs in areas of Absolute Skills Shortage, only 10% of applicants managed to achieve the selection point without a job offer. Thus, 90% 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. The next selection will take place on Wednesday 5th May 2010.