Motion Metrics International Corp


Motion Metrics

We specialize in developing advanced monitoring solutions designed to improve safety, efficiency, and productivity in mining.



Careers at Motion Metrics International Corp

At Motion Metrics, our mission is to address the mining industry’s toughest safety and efficiency related problems by challenging the status quo. To achieve this goal, we are always on the lookout for top talent. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, we are a Canadian-controlled private company with over 15 years of experience. While our headquarters are located in a 12,000 square foot facility on the campus of the University of British Columbia, we also have offices in Chile (Las Condes, Santiago) and in Southern Africa. With 55+ employees around the world, our teams integrate their passion for technology and innovation into their day to day work. Effective teamwork and communication are encouraged in our company.

We offer a challenging and positive work environment with competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including extended health care and covered professional training. We have recently established an “Employee Growth Participation Plan” (EGPP) for all full-time employees at Motion Metrics. We are always looking for motivated individuals to be part of our professional team of engineers and skilled workers. 

Hiring Fresh Graduates

As innovation is at the core of our business, we have hired many fresh graduates from different departments at universities and colleges across Canada and around the world. These include Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Mining, Engineering Physics, and Commerce.

We only hire the best graduates; those with passion, personal drive and expert knowledge, who challenge the status quo to deliver exceptional results. We ask each applicant to submit both their resume as well as transcripts. While grades are important, they are only one of the indicators that we consider. If you feel you have special strengths or skills to offer us, we are interested to hear from you. For example, we have learned that our best software developers or hardware engineers are those who do so not only for their paid job but also as a hobby in their spare time!

These new hires have the opportunity to be mentored and trained by our seasoned managers who specialize in cutting-edge software development and electrical/mechanical hardware design. 

Co-op/Internship Opportunities

Each semester, Motion Metrics selects a handful of co-op students to undertake challenging yet well-defined projects to nurture from start to finish. At the end of their contract, the students present their accomplishments to the company and go head to head to win an honorable grand prize voted on by presentation attendees. Co-op students and interns receive mentoring from our Motion Metrics project supervisors, allowing them to gain valuable industry insights and hands-on experience. Indeed, many of our long-term employees today are former co-op students.

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Motion Metrics International Corp

At Motion Metrics, we employ the latest technologies to solve tough challenges for mines and quarries. We have made it our mission to develop intelligent solutions to help them operate safely and efficiently.

With over 15 years of experience dedicated to perfecting rugged machine vision and sensor based solutions, we take pride in applying artificial intelligence and deep learning techniques to deliver advanced solutions with exceptional results. With 50+ employees across Canada, Chile and South Africa, we use technology and innovation to propel our business forward.

Extending Machine Senses

Our global experience spanning over 55 large-scale mining operations and many quarries worldwide is evidence that our solutions pay for themselves in mere months by mitigating accidents, improving efficiency, and bringing operational awareness to all personnel.

Our patent-protected, cutting-edge technologies aim to “extend machine senses” so that you can work smarter.

Our Vision

Mining should be safe and efficient anywhere it is carried out.

Our Mission

We develop novel AI-based monitoring solutions.

Our Values

Disruption, Ownership, Quality and Focus.



Motion Metrics International was founded by Dr. Shahram Tafazoli who conducted his thesis in the area of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at University of British Colombia’s ECE Department and graduated in January 1997. Dr. Tafazoli is also an avid inventor holding several patents, an adjunct professor with UBC ECE, an angel investor in several promising Canadian tech startups, and an associate member of the Creative Destruction Lab in University of Toronto.



Dr. Agrawal serves as a business advisor to Motion Metrics International Corp. He brings a wealth of knowledge with regards to strategy planning, commercialization and business development to the company. Dr. Agrawal is the Peter Munk Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is a founder of the University of Toronto’s Next 36 and Creative Destruction Lab.

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