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Labour Market Testing

 Labour Market Testing (Sept 2018) TSS visa or 186 visa or 187 visa** When an employer nominates an overseas skilled worker for a visa, the Australian government wants to be sure that the employer has made a genuine attempt to fill the position with a suitably qualified and/or suitably experienced Australian citizen or permanent resident. Advertising or Labour Market Testing (LMT) has become a critical part of the TSS, 186 and 187 application process. Some people find the LMT requirements confusing. We…

Should I move to Australia?

Martin Darke has spent most of his working life overseas. In 1998 Martin was living and working in Hong Kong as the Director of Executive Recruitment and Human Resources Consulting for Ernst & Young.  He moved to Australia in 1996 to new and exciting career challenges, culminating in eight years proudly supporting people with disabilities. Martin recently returned to his home town of Nottingham in the UK to reconnect with old friends and reach out to new ones. Martin has…

Pathways to PR for 457 and TSS Visa holders

  The Transitional Arrangements The Federal Government has provided transitional arrangements for people who held or had applied for a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 that was subsequently granted. These transitional arrangements are relevant to the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream only. The transitional arrangements include: occupation list requirements will not apply; and the minimum period an applicant is required to have been employed in their nominated occupation/position as the holder of a subclass 457 or TSS visa…