The SMC EOI selection took place at approx 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday January 6, 2016. The following EOIs were selected:
|Selection criteria||No. of EOIs|
|All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more.||733|
|All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points.||114|
The next selection will take place in a fortnight.