The RBC Indigenous Peoples Development Program enables recent graduates to develop the skills and network needed to build their professional experience. The program is specifically designed for candidates who self-identify as Indigenous/Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) peoples of Canada.
Take part in a 2-year rotational program that offers you the opportunity to gain exposure to different aspects of business through four assignments. Three assignments will be within the chosen business area and one unique rotation working with an Indigenous community organization which will allow you to give back while applying your skills.
The past two years with the IPDP has provided me with the skills, network, and fulfillment that I needed to start my career on the right foot. My onboarding experience was above beyond me expectations and from the first day at RBC, I quickly immersed in the vibrant and diverse culture. It was truly special to feel valued for my expertise from day one. The experience of connecting with 3 areas of the bank and an external charity rotation have broadened my views on the social and economic impact that we can make as a financial institution and community partner. The opportunities that the IPDP provided me goes beyond just a job, it has provided me with a future.
Austin Lee Alumnus, Indigenous Peoples Development Program
Working with an Indigenous non-profit organization is something I will never forget. During my rotation I not only helped my local indigenous youth and community, I had the opportunity to work with, learn about and learn from indigenous cultures all across Canada. In addition to all this I learned valuable work skills that I will take back with me to RBC.
Austin Marshall Associate, Indigenous Peoples Development Program
The Indigenous People’s Development Program has provided me a wide variety of opportunities to learn and upskill, through both my rotations at RBC as well as in the community. I have had the pleasure to connect with many great mentors who have helped coach me throughout my time with RBC.
Chanel Stojanovic Associate, Indigenous Peoples Development Program
The Indigenous Peoples Development Program has given me exposure to mentors and coaches that support me in achieving my goals, and truly want to see me succeed. Prior to entering the program, I was unsure of what area in Marketing best suited me. The opportunity to experience 4 different teams over the span of 2 years has really allowed me to discover my interests and passions as a marketer, and meet some amazing people along the way!
Mackenzie Worthy Associate, Indigenous Peoples Development Program
During my charity rotation I was able to make a positive impact through my work on the social impact team at RBC. My assignment was to complete a research report on how COVID-19 was affecting various groups of people in Canada, which included looking at Indigenous communities. As this research would be used to inform decisions around donations from the RBC Foundation, I feel I made a great impact.
Mitchell Muscat Associate, Indigenous Peoples Development Program
Meet Jadelyn Psutka
RBC Indigenous Sourcing Specialist Ancestry: Haudenosaunee - Oneida Nation of the Thames, Turtle Clan
Jadelyn is the first point of contact for Indigenous students. She leads the campus outreach, helping raise awareness, building relationships and speaking to potential candidates.
She is also an active member of the RBC Royal Eagles and is always eager to help members of the Indigenous community.
Diversity and inclusion has always been a core value for RBC. But more than that, it’s our strength and a key driver of growth and innovation.
RBC not only hires on the basis of merit, but is also strongly committed to Indigenous inclusion. As Canada’s best diversity employer, RBC is committed to building an inclusive workforce and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to pursue their full potential.
Royal Eagles Employee Resource Group
The RBC Royal Eagles are a fellowship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees that works to raise awareness and support Indigenous culture throughout RBC. The group helps in connecting the bank, its employees and the Indigenous community.