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Migration Trends and Outlook 2007/08

APPENDIX M: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST POOL SELECTIONS IN 2007/08

Twenty-five expression of interest pool selections occurred in 2007/08. From the pool, 19,482 expressions of interest (44,668 people) were selected, a moderate increase from 17,930 (39,753 people) in 2006/07. Of the principal applicants selected from the pool in 2007/08, 77percent claimed points for a job or job offer, an increase from 71percent in 2006/07.

Selected expressions of interest undergo an initial verification process. If it is successful, the applicant is issued an invitation to apply for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category.

Table M1 Number of expressions of interest and people selected, 2007/08
Date of selection Number of expressions of interest selected Number of people selected
4 July 2007 760 1,713
18 July 2007 783 1,740
1 August 2007 782 1,737
15 August 2007 724 1,625
29 August 2007 791 1,685
12 September 2007 777 1,832
26 September 2007 806 1,894
10 October 2007 809 1,931
24 October 2007 773 1,790
7 November 2007 793 1,821
22 November 2007 760 1,760
5 December 2007 794 1,564
19 December 2007 799 1,685
17 January 2008 853 1,908
30 January 2008 773 1,730
14 February 2008 769 1,814
27 February 2008 818 1,756
12 March 2008 793 1,861
26 March 2008 766 1,897
9 April 2008 760 1,958
23 April 2008 788 1,885
7 May 2008 777 1,768
21 May 2008 776 1,776
4 June 2008 723 1,788
18 June 2008 735 1,750
Total 19,482 44,668

Since 4 February 2008, the following criteria have been used to select additional expressions of interest from the pool. Where these criteria have been used for selection, they have been applied in the following order.

  1. An expression of interest that includes 15 points for work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage (in descending order of their points total).
  2. An expression of interest that includes 10 points for work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage (in descending order of their points total).
  3. An expression of interest that includes 10 points for a qualification in an area of absolute skills shortage (in descending order of their points total).
  4. The points total of an expression of interest not meeting any of the above three criteria (in descending order).