The NZIS has published the December 12 figures for successful Expressions of Interest in the Skilled Migrant Category. This was the twenty-fifth draw of 2012.
A total of 596 Expressions of Interest – representing 1,203 people – were selected. These applicants will now undergo preliminary checks to decide whether an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.
446 out of the 1,203 applications were from people who already have job offers or a job.
EOIs were selected as follows:
- 420 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 140 or more;
- 109 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.
- 67 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 130 or more but less than 140, and included 15 bonus points for work experience in an area of absolute skill shortage.
1,226 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) remain in the pool following the selection. While these EOIs satisfied the general requirements for NZ immigration, they did not meet the selection criteria applied on this occasion. They may potentially be selected in a future draw.
The 10 countries most people were selected from: