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For specific visa categories, it is imperative to demonstrate to the Department of Immigration that a suitable Australian worker could not be sourced for the position in question. In such instances, when nominating an overseas worker, the employer (nominator) is obligated to conduct a Labour Market Testing (LMT). The methodology, manner, period, and evidence for the Labour Market Testing (LMT) Report must be observed as the Migration Regulation LIN 18/036: Period, Manner, and Evidence of Labor Market Testing - Instrument 2018 and the Migration (LIN 22/064: Migration (Labour Market Testing) Amendment Determination Instrument 2022 requires.

Firstly, it's essential to understand that labour market testing (LMT) is required for many skilled visa applications in Australia. This means that employers must demonstrate that they have made a genuine effort to recruit locally for the position and have yet to find a suitable Australian citizen or permanent resident to fill the role. 

When preparing a Labour Market Testing (LMT) report, it's essential to follow these steps:

  • Identify the relevant occupation;

  • Advertise the position: You must advertise the position through various channels, including the Australian Government's websites, national newspapers, and relevant industry publications. The advertising must run for a specified period and must include specific details about the position to comply with the legislative instrument in place;

  • Document the recruitment process: You must document the recruitment process, including any applications received and state on the LMT analysis specifically why certain applicants were unsuitable for the role;

  • Analyse the results: You must analyse the results of the recruitment process and provide a comprehensive and well-written summary of your findings, including the number of applications received, the number of suitable applicants, the candidate's qualification and experience, and grounds why the successful candidate was chosen under the current legislative instrument in place.


Now, as for why you should contact Zeolla Solutions for the Labour Market Testing LMT report:

  • Expertise: Zeolla Solutions has extensive experience preparing labour market testing LMT reports for skilled visa migration in Australia for the last ten years. Our team of Migration Law Writers understands the legal requirements and can ensure that your LMT report meets all the necessary criteria.


  • Speed: Our Migration Law Writers can work quickly and efficiently to ensure that your labour market testing LMT report is prepared in a timely manner observing the legislative instrument in place and the Department of Immigration policies and regulations.


  • Compliance: We are committed to ensuring all our clients fully comply with Australian Laws and immigration regulations. Our Labour Market Testing (LMT) reports are tailored to meet all the requirements and minimise the risk of any delays or complications in the nomination and visa application process.


If you are seeking to lodge a labour market testing LMT report for skilled visa migration in Australia - we highly recommend contacting Zeolla Solutions. With our expertise, customised solutions, speed, and commitment to compliance, we can help you achieve your immigration goals promptly and efficiently.

How can I demonstrate Labour Market Testing (LMT)? 


It tests the local labour market for a specific vacant position before lodging a nomination application. This assessment ensures that no suitably qualified and experienced Australian citizen, permanent resident or ‘eligible temporary visa holder’ is readily available to fill that vacant position. It also supports the employer’s decision to hire an overseas worker. ​​​​​

The labour market testing must occur within six months before lodging a sponsorship application.

At Zeolla Solutions, we create job advertisements, post ads, shortlist and interview candidates and include their specifics and suitability in the Labour Market Testing (LMT) Report.

A well-prepared Labour Market Testing (LMT) can bring several benefits to an employer, including:


Compliance with immigration regulations: Conducting a Labor Market Test is a requirement for some visa categories. A well-prepared LMT helps demonstrate compliance with immigration regulations and reduces the risk of visa refusal.


Evidence of a genuine need for foreign workers: A well-prepared LMT provides proof that the employer has made a genuine attempt to recruit local workers before turning to foreign workers, which can help to support the visa application.


Increased chances of visa approval: A well-prepared LMT can increase the chances of visa approval by demonstrating that the employer has considered the local labour market and has a genuine need for the foreign worker.


Evidence of a fair and transparent recruitment process: A well-prepared LMT demonstrates that the employer has followed a fair and transparent recruitment process and the department's guidelines, supporting the credibility of the visa application.


Avoiding discrimination claims: A well-prepared LMT can help to avoid discrimination claims by demonstrating that the employer has considered local workers for the position, regardless of race, gender, age, or other factors.


It's important to note that the Labour Market Test requirements vary depending on the visa category and specific circumstances. The LMT should be tailored to the employer's specific needs and the visa category's requirements. A well-prepared LMT should be based on thorough research and should follow legislative instruments in place.

The Labour Market Testing (LMT) Report provided by Zeolla Solutions is customised based on the Department of Home Affairs requirements and visa criteria in order to support an employee nomination.

Labour Market Testing (LMT) Report and the following subclasses and or schemes will require labour market testing:

For some visa types, you must prove that you can't find a suitable Australian worker, and the following subclasses and or schemes will require labour market testing, as follows:

  • Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Labour Market Testing (LMT);

  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) Labour Market Testing (LMT);

  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme - Regional Certifying Body (RCB) Labour Market Testing (LMT);

  • Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) 482 Visa Subclass (Short Term – 2 years & MediumTerm – 4 years) Labour Market Testing (LMT);

  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 494) Labour Market Testing (LMT);

  • Labour Agreement stream Labour Market Testing (LMT);

  • Global Talent Employer Sponsored (GTES) Labour Market Testing (LMT);

  • Pacific Australia Labour Mobility PALM scheme;

  • Dairy, fishing, meat, pork and horticulture industry - LMT requirements;

  • Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) labour market testing;

  • Labour market testing for non-immigration purposes;

Zeolla Solutions’ Labour Market Testing (LMT) Reports cover all the Department of Home Affairs requirements, such as:

  • Business overview;

  • Structure and Organisational Chart;

  • Job Descriptions;

  • Job Ads progress;

  • Handling job applications, resumes, and cover letters;

  • Shortlisting eligible applicants;

  • Video Job Interviews (all interviews and candidate information are kept private on our database and only disclosed to the Department and RMA on the LMT report);

  • Gathering recruitment attempt results;

  • Labour market testing analysis;

  • Using the latest research reference to support evidence;

  • Comprehensive and detailed Labour market testing report;



What is Labour Market Testing?

The Labour Market Testing (LMT) Report Requirements 


In sum,  labour market testing (LMT) is essential for Australian employers wishing to employ an overseas worker in specific skilled visa categories. The process involves demonstrating that the employer has tested the Australian labour market for suitable candidates by advertising the position in Australia and proving that no suitable Australian worker is available.


The Labour market testing LMT was introduced in Australia in 2013 as part of the government’s immigration policy. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional changes were made to strengthen the test’s requirements. These changes took effect on October 1, 2020, and required the employer to advertise the job position on Workforce Australia’s website (formerly JobActive).


The LMT is essential for employers wishing to employ an overseas worker in Australia. Employers must comply with the LMT requirements unless they are exempt due to an International Trade Obligation or meet specific circumstances outlined in the regulations. Therefore, employers must understand the LMT requirements to ensure compliance with Australian immigration laws.

The Labour Market Test Report (LMT) provided by Zeolla Solutions is tailored based on the Legislative Instrument Migration (LIN 18/036: Period, manner and evidence of labour market testing (LMT) as the Department of Home Affairs requires and Legislative Instruments related to occupations and Assessing Authorities.




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