457 Visa

Confused by labour market testing?

One of the recent changes to the Subclass 457 visa scheme is the requirement for employers to carry out labour market testing (LMT) prior to sponsoring an overseas worker.

In a nutshell, this means you may need to publically advertise a job before you go ahead and sponsor someone.

You’ve probably heard plenty of myths over the last month about LMT, so let us clear a few things up for you…

The important thing to know is that LMT does not apply to every profession and there is some flexibility regarding what actually constitutes testing.

Passport holders from certain countries are exempt from LMT, as are most Skill Level 1 and 2 occupations (but not all – we can tell you which).

There are also a number of different ways you can advertise, not just through Seek.com!

You may also be required to provide information on the outcome of your LMT, such as how many people applied for the job and other details.

If you’re hoping to be sponsored on a 457 or, if you’re an employer looking to sponsor someone, then why not take the stress-free route and enlist the services of True Blue Migration?

Our team of highly experienced MARA-registered agents can guide you through the whole process and ensure your application goes as smoothly as possible.

We know exactly what constitutes LMT and whether or not it’s even necessary for you to do.

If you’re getting bogged down by visa paperwork, confused by newly introduced rules and frustrated by LMT requirements, then having a migration agent handle your application could represent excellent value for money.

The services of a migration expert can very often mean the difference between a successful application and a failed one.

For more information on becoming a 457 sponsor or being sponsored on this type of visa contact the professionals at True Blue Migration today.