What is Labour Market Testing (LMT)?
Labour market testing or LMT is a requirement needed for employers planning to employ migrant workforce showing that they’ve already attempted to give opportunities to suitably qualified and experienced Australian citizens or permanent residents (or eligible temporary visa holders) to fill the position.
What are the requirements of the Labour Market Testing?
The requirements undergo some changes when the Government abolished Subclass 457 and replaced it with the new TSS visa otherwise known as Subclass 482. Here are some of the changes:
1. Ads must be less than 6 months old.
3. the advertisement was in English and included the following information:
- the title, or a description, of the position
- the name of the approved sponsor or the name of the recruitment agency being used by the sponsor
- the annual earnings for the position (unless the annual earnings will be greater than the Fair Work High Income Threshold, currently AUD 142,000)
4. at least two advertisements were published:
- on a national recruitment website (for example, jobactive.gov.au mentioned above) – that is, a prominent or professional recruitment website that publishes advertisements for positions throughout Australia. A general classifieds website or an advertisement solely through a social media notification, such as Twitter or Instagram is not an acceptable method
- in national print media – that is, national newspapers or magazines that are published at least monthly and marketed throughout Australia
- on national radio – that is, radio programmes that are broadcast or syndicated nationally.
Employer Sponsored Visa Subclasses, namely TSS visa (482), subclass 186 (ENS) and 187 (RSMS) visas.
Who should conduct the LMT?
Employers, for all nominations unless international trade obligations (ITOs) apply.
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