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RBC Career Launch

Canada is shifting from a jobs economy to a skills economy that requires a mobile and skilled workforce. It’s time to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, today.

RBC Career Launch is more than a one-year paid internship. It gives you the chance to gain practical work experience and develop new skills that will help you build a foundation that will take you anywhere.

What's in it for you

Through the program you will:

  • Obtain professional development through targeted coaching
  • Work with a dedicated mentor
  • Expand your network
  • Receive resources to develop your skills
  • Gain insights to inform your career journey​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Dates & Eligibility

Important dates

  • Application period: January 6, 2020 at 9 am to January 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST
  • Interview period: from January, 2020
  • In person panel assessments: February, 2020
  • Program start: March 18, 2020

Eligibility criteria

  • Aged 24 or under as of March 18, 2020
  • Graduated university or college by January 20, 2020. Legally entitled to ​​​​​​work in Canada for the duration of the program (March 2020 - March 2021)​​​​​
  • Not currently employed by RBC
  • Not the child of or under legal guardianship of an Executive or Managing director at RBC on the date you apply
  • Available to work in one of the participating cities: Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montréal, Moncton, Halifax, Oakville, Burlington, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener, Waterloo,
    London, Oshawa, Whitby, Barrie, Kingston, Ottawa or St. John’s.
  • Able to attend an in-person panel interview in any one of the selected city you apply to, without any financial assistance from RBC in February 2020.

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