Due to border closure, EOI selections under Skilled Migrant Category were suspended in March 2020 and continue to be suspended until further notice.
DECISION TO SUSPEND WILL BE REVIEWED
The decision to suspend EOI selections will be reviewed in 2021.
EOIs IN THE POOL
As per official figures, there are Three Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety (3,990) EOIs in the pool as at 10 September 2020, as against 651 EOI's which were in the pool as on last selection draw held on 18 March 2020. As at 31 March 2021, roughly 7,000 EOIs are expected to be in the pool.
CAN I SUBMIT EOI?
While selections remain suspended since 18 March 2020, EOIs can be submitted in the pool. Though EOI is normally withdrawn from the pool after 6 months if not selected, INZ has clarified that EOIs submitted after 18 March 2020 will continue to remain in the pool and will not be withdrawn, in view of suspension of selections.