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At RBC, internships allow you to apply your skills from the classroom to real-life projects. No busywork or running errands. You’ll engage in tangible projects with meaningful impact to gain the real-world experience you’ll need to kick-start your career and shine.

The RBC Career Launch™ Program

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

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 may be just what you’re looking for to kick start your career.

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It’s Your Career - Meet It Head On

3 unique work experiences in 1 year

First six months:

Work in a retail branch

Work directly with clients and build communication, teamwork and customer relationship skills.

Next three months:

Work with a charity

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

Final three months:

Work at our head office

Build on all that you’ve learned and contribute in one of RBC’s functional areas (such as marketing, HR, finance, IT, or operations).

Unlock Your Potential

Through the Career Launch Program you will:
  • Develop through targeted coaching
  • Work with a dedicated mentor
  • Expand your network
  • Have dedicated time and resources to build 21st century skills
  • Gain insights to inform your career journey

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.

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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.

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Addressing the Catch-22 White Paper

Published by RBC in partnership with the Canadian Career Development Foundation, this white paper put the voice of youth at the centre to help solve the school to work transition.

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How to Apply

Work hard, learn quickly, and RBC Career Launch will help get your career on the right track. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply below:

You must be:

  • Aged 24 or under as of March 21, 2018
  • A recent university or college graduate by December 6, 2017
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada for the duration of the program (March 2018 - March 2019)

  • Not currently employed by RBC
  • Not the child of or under legal guardianship of an Executive or Managing director at RBC as of the date of application
  • Available to work in one of the participating cities: Barrie, Burlington, Calgary, Guelph, Halifax, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Moncton, Montréal, Oakville, Oshawa, Ottawa, St. John’s, Toronto, Vancouver, Waterloo, Whitby or Winnipeg
  • 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 2018.

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Important Dates

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Frequently Asked Questions

The one-year internship will expose you to a variety of roles and environments within RBC and at one of our community partners, allowing you to build essential workplace skills, participate in a mentorship program, network with other young professionals and take part in meaningful community engagement.

There are 100 positions available across Canada.

Absolutely. The RBC Career Launch program is designed to provide a first career experience to recent college and university graduates from any educational background or discipline.

No. The RBC Career Launch Program is open to college and university graduates from any educational background. Associates have the opportunity to bring their own unique experiences to the role and take advantage of multiple opportunities that will complement their interests and skills.

No, Associates will be placed in branches which offer best development opportunities. You will need to be flexible and available to commute up to about an hour.

Throughout the program, Associates will have the opportunity to identify their area of interest and work closely with their Career Launch Program manager to learn about opportunities in that area. While efforts will be made to align the Associate’s interest, we are not able to guarantee alignment due to availability of placements.

RBC will provide each RBC Career Launch Associate with comprehensive learning and development opportunities that will help you succeed in your role. A combination of classroom and on-the-job training will be provided to each Associate.

If you are hired as an RBC Career Launch Associate, you will receive support from an expansive network of individuals including training coordinators, onsite and remote managers, as well as an assigned mentor. You will also have access to a variety of online and classroom learning tools.

The RBC Career Launch program is a one-year paid internship, aimed at providing recent graduates with a first career experience. This comprehensive experience will help Associates make decisions about their career path and increase their attractiveness to future employers. As Associates seek employment upon completion of this program, they are welcome to explore positions at RBC and apply for roles following their one-year term.