SmartMove helps you attract and retain newcomer talent through its innovative methods and reputation for understanding newcomer employment issues. This is a pilot project funded by Immigrants, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and is delivered in partnership with Small Business BC and Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC).

Increase your labour market attraction and retention of newcomers by taking part in SmartMove’s training for small businesses, Diversity/Inclusion Specialist consultations, and using its AI competency matching and interview simulations.

Our Services

  • access to online learning resources on hiring and retention best practices, and anti-oppression and inclusion training (approx. 10 hours of content)
  • live webinars hosted by an HR expert to recap content and answer business-specific questions
  • 24/7 access to online ‘Ask an HR Expert’ help desk support for up to a year
  • plug-in to our database to optimize job descriptions, and receive tailored candidate matches for open positions
  • retention and follow-up support from an Employer Relations Specialist to support hiring requirements

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  • employee or owner of a small business (less than 50 employees)
  • actively hiring or expect to be hiring for vacant positions in the next 4-6 months
  • interested in receiving and potentially interviewing pre-screened candidates from ISSofBC for your current or anticipated vacancies
  • complete self-paced e-learning content & watch live webinars (10-15 hours)
  • participate in a short training session for an AI competency matching system to upload and optimize your job descriptions (1 hour)


What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson