Better Choice Staffing

November 2023 marks Better Choice Staffing’s 13th Anniversary!
To mark the occasion, President Anna Smith answers some of our top questions in a Q&A series:

What is one way that Better Choice Staffing differs from other agencies?

“BCS began as an alternative to standard recruitment agencies that were operating at the time in Victoria, British Colombia. We are homegrown, and as organic as it gets! With that came our natural ability to offer exceptionally tailored services to meet our client’s specific and unique needs. Not bound by corporate guidelines created by a parent company from another province or country; our guiding principal was to simply treat others the way we would want to be treated. This echoed in all our dealings with public and private sector organizations needing our recruitment expertise, and most definitely rang true in our relationships with job seekers. This was also our guiding conviction within our own office as the internal team began to grow.”

What would you tell your ‘2010’ self upon opening?

 “Why didn’t you do this sooner!

I continue to feel immense gratitude every day for being able to do what I do and more importantly for me, to be able to do what I do, with the people I work with. It has been 13 years, and during this time we have connected wonderful businesses with tremendously talented individuals. We have impacted people’s lives in profound ways – how lucky are we!”

What is an achievement of this organization that you’re especially proud of?

“I am most proud of our humble beginnings and how we have grown to become the employment agency of choice for so many companies and organizations not only here in Victoria, but in other areas throughout BC. We are a preferred vendor for the Provincial Government; we have cultivated and maintained relationships with business clients of every size, from day one, and continue to work with the same clients to present day while also gaining new customers. Due to our humble beginnings this was created without marketing or advertising but rather through our actions and performance which has led to word of mouth referrals.

What means most to me however is being able to help newcomers to Canada or those with barriers to employment, or individuals who continue to unsuccessfully get a break in their attempts to get their foot in the door and find gainful employment; such individuals who are now feeling discouraged and uncertain about their futures… it is being a part of their journeys and helping them, that I find is our greatest achievement.”


Better Choice Staffing is the only 100% locally owned and operated employment agency in Victoria, British Columbia. Our knowledgeable and professional team of staffing consultants connects skilled individuals with employers in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

As one of Victoria’s leading staffing and recruitment agencies, we are renowned for providing a superb level of service to both job-seekers and business clients. Since 2010, we have gained a reputation for consistently finding the right match between candidate and employer for a variety of temporary and permanent job vacancies. Our personalized, attentive, and diligent services enable a positive experience for both businesses and workers. In 2019 we were listed as one of Victoria’s three best employment agencies, according to We have also received this recognition in 2021!

Better Choice Staffing specializes in working with organizations to ensure their staffing needs are met. By fulfilling a range of HR functions that include full-cycle recruitment and payroll, we take away some of the work so you can focus on your other responsibilities.

Because Better Choice Staffing is not a franchise or corporately owned from outside BC, we are not restricted in having to follow a standard template that other agencies must adhere to. Instead, we are an original and innovative business tailored by our unique and local community here in Victoria. We continue to develop strong relationships with local and regional organizations and look forward to assisting new customers with their upcoming staffing needs.

Individuals that register with our agency benefit from our knowledge, advice, and connections. As an additional resource in your job search, we are here to widen the employment opportunities and support your individual career goals. We always welcome new applications from people with diverse backgrounds, and encourage you to read our FAQ page for more information about our employment services.

Better Choice Staffing serves the communities of southern Vancouver Island that are located in the unceded territories of the Lekwungen (Esquimalt and Songhees) and T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples. We are also fortunate to service clients and candidates who gather on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. We acknowledge our traditional hosts and thank them for allowing us to work on their lands.