Job Posting 77818

Business Advisor
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closing tomorrow (Mon, 29 Nov)
full time  •  $19.81 - $25.90 per hour

At ISSofBC we believe in:


  • Passion Helping immigrants start and build a future in Canada
  • Diversity Acceptance of individuals’ unique needs and aspirations
  • Teamwork When you succeed, we succeed



The IGNITE program supports immigrants and refugees to navigate local entrepreneurship and design, develop and launch their own business start-up.

In IGNITE we believe that our clients deserve a proactive partner who helps them succeed. We bring empathy, are forward-thinking, and we’re constantly iterating our tools and processes to deliver a proactive client experience in a fast-changing environment.

As a Business Advisor you will be providing individualized, on-line, or group business start-up and or development counselling services. Facilitate the development of a realistic action plan (Emerging Strategy) for the further training of the client.  Monitor clients’ progress and provide follow-up counselling as per program’s guidelines. Facilitate and coordinate mentorship opportunities for clients, as needed. Assist in client recruitment, program marketing and project evaluation activities.


How You’ll Make a Difference

  • Conduct service eligibility, needs assessment, pre- and post-testing. Participate in all client recruitment and screening and program marketing activities. Coordinate enrolment and payment for external services
  • Conduct one-on-one or group orientation sessions/seminars/workshops on a variety of business topics including, but not limited to Business Planning
  • Provides remote service delivery (on-line) as needed. Provide referrals to settlement and language services as needed.  Consult with the Program Manager regarding any unresolved issue/problem
  • Deliver program information to training service providers and referring agencies as requested. Facilitates mentorship opportunities and coordinates mentor-client meetings for clients as needed
  • Monitors the progress of clients towards achieving their self-employment training and planning goals and provides ongoing support until the client’s Emerging Strategy is completed
  • Ensures lesson plans are prepared and delivered consistent with program curriculum. Participate in developmental activities for curriculum, lesson plans and handouts for the program
  • Work to create working referral relationships with other organizations
  • Keeps abreast of developments and trends in the local economy/business environment and career counselling area
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


What You Bring

  • Certificate or diploma in Business/Finance supplemented by a minimum of 6 months’ self-employment counselling experience including facilitating workshops and small groups OR an equivalent training and lived experience in business management or entrepreneurship


What Makes You a Change Maker

  • A natural connector with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • A passion for client success, workforce relevance and the local entrepreneurial business environment, including issues and trends.
  • A bright thinker with an excellent knowledge of business planning, market research, bringing products or services to market, financing alternatives, and business start-up requirements
  • New and exciting ways to help clients in problem-solving and finding pathways to business success
  • Bold curiosity and a willingness to learn new technology with previous experience with Microsoft Office, Zoom and Microsoft Teams
  • Detail-oriented & thorough, with ability to think “big picture” and understand the key trends and levers that drive a small business
  • Possession of and the ability to maintain a clear provincial criminal record check.


ISSofBC Value Proposition


  • Competitive salary ($19.81 - $25.90 per hour) - starting rate subject to qualifications, relevant experience and internal equity
  • Extended health and dental benefits
  • 105 hours of vacation and 35 hours of personal leave
  • Employer matched RRSP with contributions up to 5%
  • Hybrid work opportunity
  • Collaborative peers with a wide range of backgrounds and talents
  • Inclusive culture
  • Innovative workplace with opportunity for new approaches



If you are passionate about making a difference, apply now!


Start Date: ASAP

Location: Surrey

Position: Two (2) regular full-time at 35 hours per week 

Closing Date: 4 pm, November 29, 2021

Email applications must include: “2021-Ignite-06” and can be sent to: 


Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.  We thank all applicants; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.


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