Labour Market Testing

Assesses (tests) the availability of positions

Labour Market Testing (LMT) is the process whereby the Employer assesses (tests) the availability of candidates related to their potential Migrant Employee’s nominated role, prior to pursuing the Sponsorship of a Visa for a new Migrant Employee.   The Department places an understandable ‘burden of proof’ on the prospective Employer, to show that the opportunities being afforded to a new Migrant could not already be granted to an existing Permanent Resident, or Australian Citizen. This service is available for all relevant immigration subclasses, including the highly popular subclass 482 TSS, subclass 186DE, and subclass 494 Regional Sponsored visas.


Labour Market Testing (LMT) services are also available for skilled migration GSM) purposes and for visas under the Northern Territory designated area migration agreement (NT DAMA II) which has commenced early 2019.

At Worldly Migration, we’re resolute in using a proven and unique process of delivering LMT Reports that demonstrate necessary transparency, and serve to make the Employer’s application process more simple. The LMT outline has many years of success and is adapted whenever a change occurs.

Our unique process involves providing effective assistance with the following service options:

  • Advertising – how to go about it for maximum effect whilst maintaining Department compliance
  • Reviewing potential applicants and refining the list of candidates for you
  • Conducting telephone interviews of the selected candidates on your behalf
  • The tabling of an Overview Report of our findings (regarding the above), so that you can proceed further and make decisions that best suit your job vacancy requirements

Am emphasis is placed on making sure that Labour Market Testing is compliant.

Visa types that need Labour Market Testing:

  • 482 Visa
  • 494 Visa (for RCB purposes)
  • although not mandatory, it is advised for 186 Direct Entry visa.

Evan created a video explaining The Period Requirement for Labour Market Testing (LMT) which can be viewed here.

It’s crazy how easily people can screw up the process of Labour Market Testing, and the articulation of it’s reported findings. All too often is Worldly Migration outsourced to fix the errors that others have made by underestimating the importance of this process. Get on the right track from the start, contact today to find out the process and what is involved.


FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD – Principal Consultant Evan Bishop MARN 1679414 published an eBook covering the Top 10 Reasons Why Employer Sponsored Visas get refused, it is short yet essential reading and you can get your copy here.

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