Global Talent Visa -Employer Sponsored (GTES Visa)
LMT for the Global Talent Scheme
Period in which LMT must be undertaken
You must provide evidence of LMT when requesting a GTS agreement. Evidence must be provided for each specific occupation sought under the GTS agreement. Within the 12 month pilot period (until 30 June 2019) no further LMT will need to be undertaken for these occupations. Evidence will not need to be provided at the nomination stage of the visa process within the pilot period.
If you are seeking a deed of variation to a GTS agreement to add new occupations, you must provide evidence of LMT before these occupations can be added to the agreement.
Evidence of LMT
You must provide evidence of 2 attempts for each specific occupation to employ qualified and experienced Australians. This can include 2 pieces from the same overall method, for example:
Where it is impossible to provide evidence of 2 attempts, for example because of a very limited global pool of suitable people and where the methods of LMT listed below are not suitable, explain these circumstances in the GTS request form you submit to the Department.
LMT can be undertaken by a third party if authorised to do so by the employer (for example, an associated entity or a contracted party, such as a recruitment agency or executive search firm).
Where a position is an intra corporate transfer of an existing employee of a company to another branch or associated entity of that company operating in Australia, the employer can provide a formal letter of transfer or other documentation outlining the intra-corporate transfer arrangement as evidence of LMT.
Under the GTS, there are no prescribed requirements for the content or duration of advertisements. The Department will assess whether any advertisement genuinely tests the Australian labour market.
The following table is intended to assist you in ensuring the have undertaken appropriate LMT.
|Method of LMT||Evidence may include:|
|Websites including technology based global employment platforms (for example LinkedIn Jobs)||
|Business’ own website (established business stream of GTS only)||
|Executive Search firms (headhunting)||
|Networking or referrals, where this results in the identification of globally recognised talent from overseas.||
Note: ITOs do not apply to the Global Talent Scheme.
Due to the COVID-19, the processing time for most visas and EOI have been delayed. Global Talent Officers posted overseas are now working in Australia.