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Frequently Asked Questions

Expand What is the RBC Career Launch Program?


Expand How will this program benefit me?


Expand Is this like an internship?


Expand When does the application process open?


Expand If I get the job, when do I start?


Expand How do I apply?


Expand Can I apply to multiple cities?


Expand How will I know that my application has been submitted/received?


Expand Can I track the progress of my application?


Expand When will I know if I am selected for an interview?


Expand Where will the interviews be held?


Expand If I am a shortlisted candidate what do I need to provide?


Expand How many positions are available?


Expand How many people applied in 2013?


Expand How long is the contract?


Expand How much are the Associates going to be paid?


Expand What cities will the program take place in?


Expand How do I know if I’m eligible?


Expand My parent/family member works at RBC. Can I apply?


Expand Will this program be available to both English and French candidates?


Expand Can I choose the branch I want to work at?


Expand Will relocation be paid for by RBC if I’m hired in a city I don’t live in?


Expand Can I choose the type of community experience I want?


Expand Do Associates get to choose their stream/area of focus in the third rotation of the program? How customized is this program for the Associates based on their particular area of interest?


Expand If I upload my application for the RBC Career Launch Program, will it override my existing applications (resume) with RBC?


Expand I am a person with a disability and require accommodation in order to submit my application. What do I do?

Expand I’m having problems with my application. Who can I contact?


Expand If I don’t get selected, how will I know?


Expand How do I hear about new job opportunities at RBC?


Expand I don’t have any previous financial services experience or business education. Should I still apply?


Expand Will candidates with a financial background have an advantage if they are hired?


Expand If I am hired as a RBC Career Launch Associate, will I receive comprehensive training on my assigned role?


Expand If I am hired as an RBC Career Launch Associate, what type of support will I receive to help me succeed in my role?


Expand What is the likelihood that I will be hired by RBC after the one-year program is complete?


Expand The RBC Career Launch Program is entering its second year. What are the current RBC Career Launch Associates saying about the program?


Expand How have RBC employees responded to the program?


Expand How are RBC’s community partners reacting to the program?


Important Dates

The application period is now closed.
Details for the Fall 2015 application process will be available in the Summer.

Interview timelines:
October 28 - December 5, 2014

In-person panel interviews:
Week of December 1, 2014

Program start date:
January 28, 2015

Our first year results RBC Career Launch<sup>™</sup> Program Annual Report (opens PDF in new window)
Read what others are talking about. Go to the Discussions.
So how do I apply?

It’s easy! No cover letter or resume required! Just submit your completed application form and essay before the program deadline: October 27, 2014 at 20:00 EST.

Step 1: Download the application form.

To start, check out our essay-writing tips (opens new window), interview advice (opens new window), and some additional information about our selection process (opens new window).

Download now! 


Step 2: Apply!

Once your application and essay are ready, select the city you’d like to apply for and follow the steps to upload your application.

Want to apply in multiple cities? No problem. You are welcome to apply to positions in up to three cities.


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