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TD Bank Group is one of the largest banks in North America, with deep roots in the community dating back more than 150 years. We offer retail, small business and commercial banking products and services to millions of customers across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. At TD, we can offer you the chance to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. This is a place where you can realize your aspirations and achieve your goals, within a supportive and inclusive environment. Collaborating with talented colleagues on interesting and challenging work, every employee has the opportunity to make a profound impact on our business – and our communities. We’re committed to making a difference in people’s lives, partnering with local organizations and initiatives that positively affect the areas we work in.
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. We are one of Canada's largest banks and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 44 other countries.
Founded in 1867, CIBC is a leading global financial institution providing a full suite of products and services to over 11 million clients across Canada and around the world. We understand that you, our customer, demand financial products and services that meet your unique needs. We provide these by creating a personalized, flexible and straightforward banking experience that fits your life. Our innovative products and services allow you to bank when and how it is most convenient for you, while our straightforward and honest approach allows you to make informed financial decisions. This culture of innovation and our shared values of trust, teamwork and accountability have consistently led to CIBC being named among the top employers in Canada. They are also why a career at CIBC provides a fulfilling challenge and opportunities for growth – not unlike the country we helped to build.
Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future,” we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.
CIBC World Markets is not some diabolical Canadian plot to take over the world. The company is the wholesale banking division of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), one of Canada's Big Four banks. Serving corporate, government, and institutional clients, it performs investment banking and capital markets services, including debt and equity underwriting, sales, and trading; asset securitization; mergers and acquisitions advice; merchant banking; foreign exchange; real estate and infrastructure finance; and industry research. The company possesses expertise in the financial services, mining, oil and gas, forest products, media, and telecommunications sectors.
Based in Toronto, Questrade has a clear vision: help Canadians achieve financial independence. How do we do it? By offering a digital, low-cost alternative that gives Canadian investors a better choice in an industry that's historically been stacked against you. Anyone can trade stocks for as low as 1¢, buy ETFs for free and pay no annual fees on TFSAs & RRSPs. We're the first and only brokerage to rebate mutual fund trailer fees. And, Questrade Inc. sweetens the deal by offering gold and silver bullion trading, multi-leg option strategies, bonds and forex. In 2014, Questrade Wealth Management Inc. took a huge leap forward by introducing professionally managed accounts with Questwealth Portfolios: ultra low cost and accessible to all Canadians. We owe our success to a simple philosophy: never stop improving. Together, we create new products, services and a client experience that is disrupting the financial services industry. Are you ready to give your career (and your ideas) new life?
National Bank is the leading bank in Quebec and the partner of choice for small and medium-sized enterprises. It is also the sixth largest bank in Canada. With more than 21 000 employees, we offer career opportunities in almost every province.
Jane Street works differently. As a liquidity provider and market maker, we trade on more than 200 trading venues across 45 countries and help form the backbone of global markets. Our approach is rooted in technology and rigorous quantitative analysis, but our success is driven by our people. Our bright, beautiful offices in the heart of New York, London, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam are open and buzzing with conversation. We come from many backgrounds and encourage travel between offices to share perspectives. Some of our best ideas come from bumping into a visiting colleague at the office coffee bar. Markets move fast. Staying competitive as we’ve grown has required constant invention—of new trading strategies, technology, and processes. We’ve found this is easier when you hire humble, kind people. They tend to help each other, and prioritize teamwork over titles. We invest heavily in teaching and training. There’s a library and a classroom in every office, because deepening your understanding of something is considered real work. Guest lectures, classes, and conferences round out the intellectual exchanges that happen every day. People grow into long careers at Jane Street because there are always new and interesting problems to solve, systems to build, and theories to test. More than twenty years after our founding, it still feels like we’re just getting started.