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The RBC Career Launch Program

Let RBC help kick-start your future with Career Launch!

Can’t seem to get your foot in the door? RBC Career Launch is the opportunity you’ve been looking for! It’s a year-long, first career experience and development program designed to help pad that resume and prepare you for long-term career success.

Want to see what makes the RBC experience a great one? Check out our video and hear what recent grads have to say about their experiences at RBC.


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Thank you to all who applied. Please check back in early spring 2014 for next year’s program details

You are on: The Job

The RBC Career Launch Program is a year-long, work experience and development program that helps you gain diverse experience and network with both seasoned and aspiring professionals. In short – it helps put your career on the fast track!

If selected, you’ll be a part of three exciting work rotations in different areas at RBC, including:

  • Learn the ropes: You’ll apply practical business skills and contribute value to both clients and branch objectives while working in our retail banking division.
  • Help the community: You’ll gain exposure to the operations of a partnering not-for-profit organization, applying practical business skills to help enrich local communities – something you can feel good about.
  • Take it to the next level: You’ll provide project-based support within one of RBC’s broad-based business areas (such as marketing, HR or operations), maintain ongoing business development, support community events and participate in internal development activities.

It’s all designed to help you learn about the many opportunities within RBC and take on new responsibilities with each rotation. Work hard, learn quickly, and RBC Career Launch will help get your career on the right track.

You are on: Am I Eligible?

Before you apply, make sure you meet our eligibility criteria first! You must be:

  • Aged 24 or under as of December 31, 2013
  • A recent university or college graduate by October 22, 2013
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada for the duration of the program (January 2014 - January 2015)
  • Available to work in one of the participating cities for the duration of the program: Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montréal, Halifax, Kitchener-Waterloo, Oakville/Burlington, Hamilton, London, Guelph, Barrie, Kingston, Oshawa-Whitby
  • Available to travel to Toronto for a two-day orientation at the beginning of the program (January 2014) and for a two-day closing event upon completion of the program (January 2015), with all expenses covered by RBC
  • Not currently employed by RBC
  • Not the child of or under legal guardianship of an Executive or Managing director at RBC as at the date of application

Not eligible? Check out the other opportunities available with RBC Campus Recruitment and find one that’s right for you!



Can I apply to multiple cities?

Yes, you can apply to all locations you are interested in as long as you can work in that city. You must submit a separate application for each city.

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Important Dates

The application period is now closed.
Details for the Fall 2014 application process will be available in early summer.

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Liliana Patino Rozo
Account Manager, Personal & Commercial Banking

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So how do I apply?

It’s easy! Just submit your completed application form and essay before the program deadline: October 22, 2013 at 23:59 EST. No cover letter or resume required.

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).

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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 – just resubmit to each location before the deadline.


RBC Career Snapshots


Video: Liliana Patino Rozo

Liliana Patino Rozo

Account Manager, Personal & Commercial Banking

Liliana joined RBC in January 2013 as an Account Manager and is responsible for helping clients with their everyday banking, investing and borrowing needs. She has a background in finance and accounting. “I love working at RBC because of the positive working environment, the team approach to helping clients and the opportunities RBC provides to help employees advance in their careers.”

Chris Lalonde

Summer Student, Learning & Development

Chris just finished his first summer work term with RBC and was part of the team that created the RBC Career Launch program. He provided a student perspective and was involved in developing the program design and experience, as well as the marketing and recruitment strategy. “I loved working at RBC because of the mentorship I received from my colleagues and the opportunities I had to collaborate with people who had a diverse set of skills and experiences.”

Video: Jeremy Wong

Jeremy Wong

Sr. Technical Systems Analyst, Technology & Operations Global Tech Infrastructure

Jeremy joined RBC in January 2011 and is responsible for researching, testing and the integration of mobile messaging and mobile management platforms at RBC. He has a background in computer programming and analysis. “I love working at RBC because of its willingness to embrace exciting and new technologies.”

Video: Cassandra Cook

Cassandra Cook

Associate Manager, Brand Marketing

Cassandra holds a degree in Management Organizational Studies from the University of Western Ontario. She joined RBC in 2010 as a summer student and has since held a number of positions, including the Donations and Art Curator’s Administrative Coordinator and Assistant Manager, Corporate Donations. “I love working at RBC as I am able to have an influence and be part of that influence. Everyone’s a huge contributor to the company as a whole.”

Video: Justin Ramdeen

Justin Ramdeen

Technology & Operations Associate, Human Resources

Justin joined RBC in February 2011 in the Technology and Operations Leadership Program and has worked in applications, HR, operations and infrastructure. He has a background in economics and an MBA. “I enjoy working at RBC because of the dynamic work environment, friendly atmosphere and volunteer opportunities available to employees.”

Meghan Dove

Social Recruitment Community Coordinator, Global Recruitment Sourcing & Strategy

Meghan joined RBC in October 2012 and is responsible for community management, content and brand development on RBC’s social recruitment platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn and JobBoards. She comes from a sports marketing background. “I love working at RBC because of supportive colleagues, positive working environment and the opportunities RBC provides to work on new and exciting things.”

Sarah Mohamed

Summer Student, Account Service Agent, Personal & Commercial Banking

Sarah joined RBC in May 2013 and is responsible for preparing documents for products such as loans and Visa cards, as well as current account vetting for small business clients. She studies commerce at McMaster University. “As a summer student, I enjoyed working at RBC because of the invaluable work experience I received, including learning how to maintain good client relationships.”


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