Skilled Migrant Category - Expression of Interest Selection on 24th March 2010
The following EOIs were selected from the pool for validation on 24 March 2010: 396 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 140 or above:
335 with job offer
61 without job offer
128 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. 21 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 545 EOIs were therefore selected) Conclusion: Leaving aside the EOIs in areas of Absolute Skills Shortage, only 12% of applicants managed to achieve the selection point without a job offer. Thus, 88% 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 7th April 2010.