The skilled migration stream plays an important role in regional development through providing skills and labour which can’t be sourced locally, as well as encouraging investment and promoting local spending in regional areas.
For some visa types you must demonstrate you can’t find a suitable Australian worker. For these visas, where you nominate an overseas worker, you will need to test the local labour market.
Labour market testing generally involves advertising the position in Australia.
How and when you test the market, and what proof is required, will depend on which stream you are nominating under.
The period and manner in which labour market testing must be undertaken and the evidence that must be provided are specified in a legislative instrument.
The Lucas Group can assist with advertising, screening candidates and providing you with a detailed report to ensure you meet your legal obligations.