Number of Expressions of Interest (EOI) in the SMC Pool

Grant Johnson made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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From: Grant Johnson

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

How many Expressions of Interest (EOI) are currently in Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) pool?

Please supply the information according to the following breakdowns:
1. Primary applicant onshore, 160 points and above.
2. Primary applicant onshore, below 160 points.
3. Primary applicant offshore, 160 points and above.
4. Primary applicant offshore, below 160 points.

For each of the four groups above, please provide how many applications there are and how many people (i.e. including partners and dependants together with the primary applicant) are represented by those applications.

Yours faithfully,

Grant Johnson

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-1251

 

Dear Grant,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 31^st December 2020 requesting under the
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

How many Expressions of Interest (EOI) are currently in Skilled Migrant
Category (SMC) pool? Please supply the information according to the
following breakdowns:

1. Primary applicant onshore, 160 points and above.

2. Primary applicant onshore, below 160 points.

3. Primary applicant offshore, 160 points and above.

4. Primary applicant offshore, below 160 points.

For each of the four groups above, please provide how many applications
there are and how many people (i.e. including partners and dependants
together with the primary applicant) are represented by those
applications.

 

Please note that the days from 24 December 2020 to 17 January 2021
(inclusive) are defined as non- working days in the Act and are not
counted in the calculation for the response due date. This will affect the
time period for responding to your request.

 

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will be sent to you in due course.

 

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