List of Occupations Requiring Labour Market Testing

Labour Market Testing may be required when applying for a 457 Nomination in the following occupations.

Exemptions to Labour Market Testing

Even if the occupation is on the LMT list, exemptions from labour market testing apply where:
  • The applicant is a citizen of Chile or Thailand, or a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or South Korea;
  • Where the employee already works for an associated entity of the sponsor in Chile, New Zealand or an ASEAN country (Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam);
  • Where the employee has worked full time for the nominating business for the last 2 years;
  • Where the business operates in a WTO member country and is seeking to sponsor senior management staff to work in Australia; or
  • Where workers are required to respond to a major disaster

Click on the row headers to sort the table of occupations.


Please call our Corporate Hotline on +61 2 9230 0488 to ask how Acacia can assist you with sponsoring employees.

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