The NZIS has published the October 14 figures for successful Expressions of Interest in the Skilled Migrant Category. This was the twentieth draw of 2015.
A total of 738 Expressions of Interest – representing 1,538 people – were selected. These applicants will now undergo preliminary checks to decide whether an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.
602 out of the 738 applications were from people who already have job offers or a job.
EOIs were selected as follows:
- 573 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 140 or more;
- 165 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, 738 EOIs were selected and will now undergo preliminary verification to determine if an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.
943 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: