People Services

People Services is dedicated to creating and delivering a comprehensive range of programs and services to ensure all employees at SM are supported in their professional growth and development.

People Services contributes to and supports the mission of SM in the following manner:

  • We are dedicated to creating and delivering a comprehensive range of programs and services
  • We strive to deliver professional and responsive service in a helpful and effective manner
  • We are devoted to working with Faculty, Staff and Students in a collaborative, strategic fashion
  • We support and encourage individual and institutional development, effectiveness and leadership
  • We are committed to maximizing technology to improve and enhance our delivery of service
  • We promote, and endeavour to ensure, safe, healthy and respectful working and learning environments

This commitment is supported by the College's leadership, which means meaningful professional development opportunities like the annual Connections event where employees from all campuses come together over two days to learn and grow.

Each year, SM also takes time to acknowledge exceptional contributions with its Employee Excellence Awards.

Meet the team

Our People Services team is here to help you with anything related to your employment or application here at the college.  We have more than 1,200 employees working at SM, making this College one of the largest employers in the region.   

Welcome new employees

SM is excited to welcome you to your new role! We encourage you to utilize our New Employee Welcome Centre which includes a variety of resources and links to support you throughout the onboarding process!  


Current Employees will have access to myOkanagan. This is the central portal for all things benefits, leave, on-boarding and campus resources. Check out myOkangan, or contact People Services if you are unable to find what you are looking for.

Work with us

SM is a dedicated learner-centred institution, serving the largest number of post-secondary school students in the B.C. Interior.

Our employees have an unparalleled enthusiasm for bringing out the best from the more than 20,000 people who take courses or programs through our four regional campuses.

This devotion to quality learning means employees here can expect the same for themselves. At SM we see careers not as destinations, but pathways to something richer, something deeper. Professional development isn’t simply an idea here. It’s who we are.

Consider working at SM.

Need support?

OC employees and their dependents can access support through SMwood Health, the College’s Employee and Family Assistance program  (EFAP).

Employee resources

Employee handbook

The employee handbook has been compiled for new employees to understand who we are as SM and how we strive to transform lives and communities.

Benefits, pension and leave

Information and forms related to benefits, pension and leaves that may be applicable to you as an employee.

Policies and procedures

A library of People Services policies and procedures.

Flex Place

Flexible work arrangements are available to support SM and it's employees with work life balance, personal wellbeing, recruitment and retention.

Campus maps

Each of the campuses and smaller centres reflect diversity through programming and connections to the local communities.

Payroll documentation

Information and links to documents required for payroll purposes.

Other campus services

Services available for SM employees.

Performance Partnership

Information and forms related to setting up performance goals for the year and for probationary period (Exempt and Support Staff).

Employee Excellence Awards

Each year, SM takes time to acknowledge exceptional contributions with it Employee Excellence Awards. Here, you can find nomination forms and award descriptions for the next award ceremony.