August Skilled Migrants EOIs

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Skilled Migrants drawn in August were up 30% on the same period 12 months ago.  2,692 EOIs were drawn and, of those, 479 or 18% were for EOIs with fewer than 140 points.  The last draw of the month (31 August) saw 940 EOIs drawn – the highest number in any two-week period for the last 2 years.

The upwards trend in EOIs being drawn over the past 2 years is unmistakable.  However as immigration becomes a more contentious topic worldwide we would not be surprised if New Zealand politicians to responded by reducing the quota for Skilled Migrants – especially in 2017 which is election year.

SM Draws

So, if you are thinking of migrating to New Zealand, act now.  There has never been a better time to apply for residency!


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