FAQ – Labour Market Testing

 Q. What’s Labour Market Testing?

The Labour Market Testing Report is a detailed report testing the local market for one specific position to meet the Department of Immigration’s requirements for the Employer Sponsored Visa Subclasses which requires companies to test the Australian labour market for suitably qualified and experienced Australian citizens or permanent residents (or eligible temporary visa holders) to fill the position.

Through Labour Market Testing companies provide evidence to the Department of Immigration regarding their genuine efforts to recruit a Australian worker. They submit this report to nominate an overseas worker to fill that position as they were unsuccessful in finding a suitably qualified and experienced Australian worker.


Q. Which visa subclass needs Labour Market Testing?

Labour Market Testing is generally a requirement for Employer Sponsored Visa Subclasses. Please contact us on +61-2-46261002 if you need more information.


Q. Do all occupations need Labour Market Testing?

Yes, all occupation require Labour Market Testing. More information available here: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/work/empl/tss-labour-market-testing


Q. How long does it take for a Labour Market Testing report to be completed?

McKkr’s Labour Market Testing process usually takes between 5 - 6 weeks in total. The job advertisement will generally be posted for 28 days.


Q. What information is needed from the company which is sponsoring an overseas worker?

As there are many aspects to be covered in the Labour Market Testing, a lot of information about the company and the available position will be needed. McKkr’s has an input sheet which needs to be fully filled in allowing us to complete the Labour Market Testing report.


Q. How can I order a Labour Market Test report?

You can order Labour Market Testing report from our website. Click here to order Labour Market Testing. There will be a form to be filled in with the company details and it will take only one minute of your time. After submitting the form online, our team will contact you. Alternatively, you can send an email to reports@mckkrs.com.au.


Q. What is included in this report?

The final report may range between 40 and 60 pages.

Our LMT reports cover various LMT requirements of the Department of Immigration such as job description, ad development, handling applications from prospective Australian residents/ citizens and eligible temporary visa holders, short listing eligible applicants, carrying out job interviews with shortlisted candidates, preparing detailed matrix on suitability of potential applicants, taking feedback from industry bodies, providing evidence of fee paid for recruitment, preparing detailed results of recruitment attempts, preparing Labour Market Research Report, contacting Government Agencies for Letter of Support, finding latest research references where available etc.


Q. When should the Labour Market Testing be provided?

It must be provided at the time you lodge the nomination application. Otherwise, your nomination application may become invalid.


Q. How old can the Labour Market Testing be?

To lodge a valid nomination application, the Australian labour market has to be tested within six months prior to the date of the nomination application.