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Absolute Skills Shortage vs Future growth area

Old Dec 3rd 2009, 7:32 am
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hi all,

does anyone clear about the EOI point allocation for future growth area and area of absolute skill shortage?

in my case i had both, but the total comes only to 120

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I think to claim points for future growth area you need an offer of skilled employment in nz.
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hi all,

does anyone clear about the EOI point allocation for future growth area and area of absolute skill shortage?

in my case i had both, but the total comes only to 120

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The points are allocated depending on a job offer in NZ.

1) do you have a job offer in NZ?
2) is the job offer in an area of absolute skill shortage or a future growth area?
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From NZIS table of points for EOI

Conditions Points

Skilled employment Offer of skilled employment in New Zealand 50

Current skilled employment in New Zealand for less than 12 months 50

Current skilled employment in New Zealand for 12 months or more 60

Work experience in skilled employment
2 years 10
4 years 15
6 years 20
8 years 25
10 years 30

Qualifications Recognised

undergraduate qualification 50

Recognised postgraduate qualification 55

Age
20-29 30
30-39 25
40-44 20
45-49 10
50-55 5

Close family in New Zealand Close family 10



Also table of Bonus points

Conditions Bonus points

Skilled employment In an identified future growth area 10

In an area of absolute skills shortage 10

In a region outside Auckland 10

Partner has a skilled job or job offer 20

Work experience in New Zealand
1 year 5
2 years 10
3 or more years 15

Work experience in an identified growth area

2 to 5 years 10
6 or more years 15

Work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage

2 to 5 years 10
6 or more years 15

Qualifications

Two years of full-time study in New Zealand towards a recognised qualification 5

Recognised basic New Zealand qualification (e.g. trade qualification, diploma, bachelors degree, bachelors degree with honours) 5

Recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification (Masters or Doctorate) 10

Qualification in an identified future growth area 10

Qualification in an area of absolute skills shortage 10

Partner holds a recognised qualification 20

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Default Re: Absolute Skills Shortage vs Future growth area

hi Bevs,

i do not have a job offer in NZ. but the job am doing at the moment falling under 'absoulte skill shortage' as well as 'future growth'
please find points which i claimed in red.
still it should comes to 125


Conditions Points

Skilled employment Offer of skilled employment in New Zealand 50

Current skilled employment in New Zealand for less than 12 months 50

Current skilled employment in New Zealand for 12 months or more 60

Work experience in skilled employment
2 years 10
4 years 15
6 years 20
8 years 25
10 years 30

Qualifications Recognised

undergraduate qualification 50

Recognised postgraduate qualification 55
Age
20-29 30
30-39 25
40-44 20
45-49 10
50-55 5

Close family in New Zealand Close family 10



Also table of Bonus points

Conditions Bonus points

Skilled employment In an identified future growth area 10

In an area of absolute skills shortage 10
In a region outside Auckland 10

Partner has a skilled job or job offer 20

Work experience in New Zealand
1 year 5
2 years 10
3 or more years 15

Work experience in an identified growth area

2 to 5 years 10
6 or more years 15

Work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage

2 to 5 years 10
6 or more years 15

Qualifications

Two years of full-time study in New Zealand towards a recognised qualification 5

Recognised basic New Zealand qualification (e.g. trade qualification, diploma, bachelors degree, bachelors degree with honours) 5

Recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification (Masters or Doctorate) 10

Qualification in an identified future growth area 10

Qualification in an area of absolute skills shortage 10


Partner holds a recognised qualification 20

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From the NZIS Operations manual ;

To claim bonus points in this area;

SM8.5 Points for employment in an identified future growth area or area of absolute skills shortage

An offer of skilled employment or current skilled employment in New Zealand in an identified future growth area or an area of absolute skills shortage qualifies for 10 points
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that means to claim bonus points under Abolute skill shortage or future growth area, my experience or job offer should be in New Zaland?
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that means to claim bonus points under Abolute skill shortage or future growth area, my experience or job offer should be in New Zaland?
Unfortunately yes, you would need a job offer here to claim those bonus points. The NZIS website gives expalnations under the operations manual headers.
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Default Re: Absolute Skills Shortage vs Future growth area

In order to be able to claim any bonus points for a Qualification or Work Experience in an Identified Future Growth Area, you have to have an offer of employment 1st.

This contrasts with points for Qualification or Work Experience in an Area of Absolute Skills Shortage where you don't need to have an offer of employment.

Claiming the wrong number of points and misinterpreting Immigration policy, our Immigration adviser at Kiwi Emigration told us, is the single most common reason for EOIs being rejected (a costly mistake) or even worse, being rejected when you get to residency application stage.
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that means to claim bonus points under Abolute skill shortage or future growth area, my experience or job offer should be in New Zaland?
not quite.

Per the quotes from the NZIS website.

Bonus points re. Absolute skill shortage can be gained without a job offer

Bonus points re: Future growth can only be claimed with a job offer as far as I can see from reading the NZIS notes.

Please DO contact NZIS direct to ask about this.
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Originally Posted by nzcraigm View Post
In order to be able to claim any bonus points for a Qualification or Work Experience in an Identified Future Growth Area, you have to have an offer of employment 1st.

This contrasts with points for Qualification or Work Experience in an Area of Absolute Skills Shortage where you don't need to have an offer of employment.

Claiming the wrong number of points and misinterpreting Immigration policy, our Immigration adviser at Kiwi Emigration told us, is the single most common reason for EOIs being rejected (a costly mistake) or even worse, being rejected when you get to residency application stage.
I think you may be getting conned by an agent who is looking to make money out of you for doing not a hell of a lot! I did all of my EOI and ITA myself,with help from the wonderful folks on here If any questions cannot be answered on here then look at the FAQ section on NZIS website. Once EOI accepted and you have an ITA then the case officer ( the one I had anyway) was very helpful and answered any queries I had with no problem. In my opinion,and it is only that (which I am entitled to), I think anyone can complete these forms on their own without paying someone else to do it. You still have to find all the evidence and do a lot of the legwork yourself anyway from what I understand.

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Originally Posted by weejie View Post
I think you may be getting conned by an agent who is looking to make money out of you for doing not a hell of a lot! I did all of my EOI and ITA myself,with help from the wonderful folks on here If any questions cannot be answered on here then look at the FAQ section on NZIS website. Once EOI accepted and you have an ITA then the case officer ( the one I had anyway) was very helpful and answered any queries I had with no problem. In my opinion,and it is only that (which I am entitled to), I think anyone can complete these forms on their own without paying someone else to do it. You still have to find all the evidence and do a lot of the legwork yourself anyway from what I understand.

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Good post Phyl totally agree with you re DIY.
When planning our return to land of OH's birth, I phoned a couple of emigration advisers as naively I thought I would have to use one, I read their leaflets and almost gave up on our plans when I discovered what they would charge me to collate everything!!!
I then contacted NZIS, looked at their web site and also found this forum..... Fantastic!! Not necessary to spend ££££'s !! Having an agent makes no difference to your chances, all applications are treated the same by NZIS. I found all the information I needed on NZIS web site, and this forum
DIY and save yourself some ££££'s!!!
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Just to add that there are several people who regularly post on here that have 'jumped' some very high hurdles to get their visa's without the cost of an agent.
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