In many jurisdictions, filtered containment venting systems are an integral part of severe accident management guidelines but are normally only used as a last resort, to be manually activated when the containment pressure approaches the containment failure limit. This approach fails to utilize the capability of the filtered venting system to better control containment pressure throughout an accident and to create capacity for possible future pressurization based on the accident progression. In this paper, smart venting strategies are explored, using a generic single-unit Canada Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) (660 MWel) plant model in MAAP-CANDU, as a means to mitigate the consequences of a severe accident. These strategies are able to account for both current conditions as well as possible future pressurization. The use of strategic venting offers an improvement in maintaining containment integrity, as well as reducing I-131 releases to the environment by about 10% to 31% compared to last-resort venting while being feasible for manual operator actions. Overall, this comprehensive analysis demonstrates the capability of a smart venting strategy paired with a filtered containment venting system as an active mitigation tool.