RBC Future Launch is focused on helping youth across four opportunities:
Develop Your Skills
According to RBC’s 2018 Humans Wanted report, automation will impact at least 50 per cent of Canadian jobs in the next 10 years. Yet employers, educator’s policy makers are not prepared. RBC Future Launch works with partners focused on skills development to get youth job ready.
Get Career Support
Research shows that 70 per cent of all jobs are not published publicly on jobs sites – and as much as 80 per cent of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections.1 Part of our commitment is dedicated to helping Canadians access networking opportunities with peers, influencers and potential employers.
Gain Work Experience
83 per cent of educators feel youth are prepared for work, yet only 34 per cent of employers and 44 per cent of youth agree.2 RBC Future Launch works with partners to increase access to practical, work-integrated learning experiences and address the ‘no experience, no job’ cycle.
Support Your Mental Well-Being
A study conducted by the International Labour Organization found that young people’s productivity and career prospects are directly linked to their overall mental well-being. Yet half of young Canadians say the pandemic has had a negative impact on their social lives and mental health – with many feeling it has negatively affected their future career potential.
RBC has long supported the mental well-being of Canadian youth and remains dedicated to ensuring they have access to the mental health supports they need, when they need them.