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You’ve got the degree but not the experience, and you need the experience to land the job. 
That’s the challenge.

If you’re a recent college or university grad looking for work experience, the RBC Career Launch Program is designed for you. This one-year paid internship will help you develop your skills that will kick start your career.

Three rotations with unique experiences

First 6 months
Work in a retail branch

Build your communication, teamwork and customer relationship skills by working directly with clients.

Next 3 months
Work with a charity


Play a role in helping communities prosper while gaining insights into the vital work of our charitable partners.


Final 3 months
Work in head office

Build on all that you’ve learned and contribute in one of RBC’s functional areas (Eg. HR, Finance, IT, or Operations).

​​​​​​​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 7, 2019 at 9 am to January 21, 2019 at 9am EST

  • Interview period: from January, 2019

  • In person panel assessments: February, 2019

  • Program start: March 20, 2019 

Eligibility criteria


  • Aged 24 or under as of March 20, 2019

  • Graduated university or college by January 21, 2019. Legally entitled to ​​​​​​work in Canada for the duration of the program (March 2019 -March 2020)​​​​​

  • 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 2019.

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RBC Launching Careers Playbook

An interactive, digital resource designed for young people, managers and HR teams in creating meaningful work experiences and enabling better transitions from school to work.

Learn more about RBC Launching Careers Playbook

RBC Career Launch Program Impact Report

Career Launch provides a unique experience to bridge the transition from academics to employment. With a few years under our belt, we’ve witnessed how this experience helps young people take a big step forward in their career journey.

RBC Career Launch Program 2018 Report


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