KPMG in Australia reports that further details concerning the commencement of Labour Market Testing (LMT) for the subclass 457 visa program have been issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. From November 23, 2013, all standard business sponsors (including those with Accredited Status) wishing to utilize the subclass 457 visa program are required to provide evidence of LMT for each nomination application, unless otherwise exempted. Businesses that are party to a Labour Agreement are not subject to these LMT requirements. The new rules concerning LMT could mean increased administration, cost, and time for employers.
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