A partnership between Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) and Small Business BC, SmartMove also helps to reduce labour market shortages by connecting small businesses with qualified newcomers to Canada. The goals are to support you, the small business owner, with hiring qualified workers, improving employment prospects for job-ready newcomers, and to support the creation of diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces.
This free pilot program, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), supports two groups.
The next cohort starts September 1, 2022
- Small Business Owners or Managers – Businesses in the Lower Mainland recruiting within the next four to six months
- Immigrants to BC – Newcomers seeking employment aligned with their skills and training