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Thread: EOI - Points for Skilled Employment?

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    Default EOI - Points for Skilled Employment?

    Hi,
    I'm doing my EOI at the moment and hope to get 160 points. I have a 3 years Essential Skills Work Visa (Chef ANZSCO Level 2) and working since almost 1 year.
    With the points calculator I'm wondering about the point Skilled Employment, if I get points for that because my payrate is under NZ$23.49 per hour. I have no recognised qualification as Chef, but hope to claim enough points for my university degree (doing IQA as well). I'm also unsure if I have already enough relevant work experience as Chef. But it's on the Long Term Skill Shortage List.
    I would be very thankful for any information if I can already get points for skilled employment for my EOI.
    Thank You!

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    Have a look at the detailed regulations. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/66785.htm Working things out this way is a lot more accurate than relying on the calculator.

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    Thank You JandM. I carefully read through and under SM6.20 Calculating remuneration it clarifies some of my questions .It looks like that with $18/h I will never get a chance for claiming points.
    But I it is still quite complicated there. For example if I can still get points because of the job itself is skilled employment +in an area of absolute skills shortage (afaik) + outside the Auckland region.

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    Yes, this whole area is VERY complicated. It's all down to each individual's exact circumstances.

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    So the case officer assess each individual depending on their different circumstances, correct?

    Regarding the manual, I've just seen here https://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/6954.htm that there is a complete new manual "Skilled Migrant Category (to 27/08/2017)" here: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/66764.htm which says
    Note: The instructions contained in this section cease to be effective from 28/08/2017
    . The regulations are different in a lot of things, but this must now be the legal one??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawksi View Post
    So the case officer assess each individual depending on their different circumstances, correct?

    Regarding the manual, I've just seen here https://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/6954.htm that there is a complete new manual "Skilled Migrant Category (to 27/08/2017)" here: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/66764.htm which says . The regulations are different in a lot of things, but this must now be the legal one??
    There is a big change to rules apply to SMC start effective at 27/8/2017, SMC application lodged before 27/8/2017 still apply to old rules, which are those Operation Manual that stated (to 27/08/2017).

    SMC application lodged on or after 27/8/2017 apply to new rules, which are those Operation Manual that stated (start effective at 27/8/2017).

    I read your post, you still not submitted EOI right? Then your application will apply toi new rules, don't read those old Manual page stated (to 27/08/2017).

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    That is all correct. And you will see that the link I gave you is to the page about skilled employment in the NEW regulations.

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    Damn, yes you are right, I mixed up these documents. And the new rules are much stricter, for example there was no minimum payrate per hour included :-/.

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