From this date, all standard business sponsors (including those with Accredited Status) wishing to utilise the subclass 457 visa program will be required to provide evidence of LMT for each nomination application, unless otherwise exempted. Businesses that are party to a Labour Agreement will not be subject to these LMT requirements.
Employers should carefully review the occupation lists included in this Migration Newsflash to identify the impact the implementation of LMT will have to their business.
As with any change in immigration legislation, communications with key stakeholders are vital, given the increased administration, cost and time that LMT may cause to business operations.
- Who is exempt from LMT?
- What evidence of LMT does the business need to provide?
- How does this impact redundancies and retrenchments?