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RBC Capital Markets Operations Analyst Program

At RBC we know that to excel, we must first create: opportunities for growth; environments that foster collaboration; and rewards that recognize achievement. We have the resources employees need to reach their full potential, enabling them to deliver outstanding service to our clients and create careers they can take pride in.


Be a part of our exciting future and gain career-defining exposure to the RBC Capital Markets business! Draw on your leadership potential and dynamic interpersonal skills to explore the responsibilities of a variety of roles through our graduate programs.

RBC Capital Markets is a Premier Investment Bank that provides a focused set of products and services to institutions, corporations, governments and high net worth clients around the world. With over 6,300 professional and support staff, we service clients through over 75 offices in 15 countries. We are part of a global financial institution, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). We are a top 10 global bank by market capitalization in North America and have one of the highest credit ratings of any financial institution: Moody's Aa1 and Standard & Poor's AA-.

An Overview of the Operations Division

Operations is the functional core of RBC Capital Markets’ trading activities, ensuring the firm delivers services and execution that meet its reputation for having the stability, performance and strength to move forward. The Operations division is responsible for post-execution trade processing and maintaining controls around the entire trade life cycle. Operations professionals handle proprietary and customer transactions of both primary and secondary trading in listed and over-the-counter options, commodities, equity and fixed income securities, and structured derivatives. Trading businesses are supported out of offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Maintaining our standing as one of the world’s premier financial institutions in the face of product diversity and global coverage necessitates strategic collaboration among many talented individuals. Opportunities are available to work closely with team-oriented professionals across the globe to oversee the processing of complex transactions, facilitate new business / product offerings, assist in operational risk management, conduct profitability analysis and participate in process re-engineering initiatives.

The Analyst Program in Operations

The Analyst Program is a 2-year rotational program offering an opportunity to play a vital and influential role in delivering the division’s business management capabilities to the wider firm and in driving the firm’s continued growth while maintaining its reputation. You will have the opportunity to work closely with leaders from all areas of Operations, and gain the experience necessary to succeed in the Operations environment through various assignments, practical training and coaching. The program provides a tailored approach to career development based on the interests of our hires and the growing needs of our business.

Areas of exposure include:

  • Back Office/ Trade Life Cycle
  • Trade Support
  • Performance Management
  • Operations Engineering

As an Operations Analyst in this innovative program at RBC Capital Markets, you will rotate through four six-month assignments. The first year will provide you with an understanding of how the business works, while the second year provide you with the opportunity to be involve in various projects and head-office functions. Your role will include:

  • Understanding and facilitating various trade-life cycle processes.
  • Liaising directly with Front Office business groups to research and deliver operational solutions, while maintaining superior client service.
  • Utilizing various Operations systems and applications
  • Participating in change initiatives to improve business process management capabilities.


  • Strong affinity for the financial services industry
  • Intuitive mindset and appetite for change
  • Excellent communication skills and a strong team player
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills
  • We welcome all applicants from all disciplines, but especially students from Business, Economics, Finance or Engineering

Upon completion of this program, you will continue to build your career at RBC in an area where your interests, skills and capabilities will be utilized for maximum impact. We have 2 opportunities for this program available for spring 2013. Candidates interested in pursuing the challenges offered by these dynamic training programs should apply online at

When to Apply

1) RBC Campus Recruitment would like to thank all Canada-wide universities who have participated in our information sessions held throughout the year. If your school was missed, not to worry, all undergraduate students graduating in 2013 are eligible to apply and will be considered. If this program fits your career aspirations we encourage you to submit your resume. Please take note of the job posting dates for this program:

  • Job Posting Date:      August 29th
  • Job Posting Deadline: September 16th (late applications will not be considered)

2) RBC Campus Recruitment is still scheduled to present to some additional schools in September, if your school is included below, please apply within the timelines indicated below:

  • U of T:

    • Job Posting Date:      August 29th
    • Job Posting Deadline: September 12th (late applications will not be considered)

  • Ryerson University

    • Job Posting Date:      August 29th
    • Job Posting Deadline: September 14th (late applications will not be considered)

How to Apply

We thank all interested candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Our selection and interview process will be complete by October 30, 2012.

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