The NZIS has published the August 19 figures for successful Expressions of Interest in the Skilled Migrant Category. This was the seventeenth draw of 2015.
A total of 704 Expressions of Interest – representing 1,519 people – were selected. These applicants will now undergo preliminary checks to decide whether an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.
585 out of the 704 applications were from people who already have job offers or a job.
EOIs were selected as follows:
- 562 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 140 or more;
- 142 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.
As a result, 704 EOIs were selected and will now undergo preliminary verification to determine if an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.
923 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: