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RBC Overview

Toronto, ON
10000+ employees
1869
Company - Public (RY)
Banks & Credit Unions
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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.
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Mission: Always earning the right to be our clients' first choice


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#18), 2016 (#8)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#15), 2016 (#12)

RBC – Why Work For Us?


We’re one of Canada’s biggest banks. Actually, make that one of the largest banks in the world. And that didn’t happen overnight. For more than 150 years, our people have been the vital part of what makes us, us.

When you breathe integrity, you create an air of trust and respect and an open exchange of ideas. We RBCers work together with the simple idea that what we do can help our clients and the communities we live in prosper.  Every day we challenge the status quo, stay focused on the future and use our global network to do even better.

The RBC Purpose

Helping clients thrive and communities prosper.

Our Vision

To be among the world’s most trusted and successful financial institutions.

Our Values

Our values are who we are and inspire us in every decision we make.

  • Client First: We’ll always earn the right to be our clients’ first choice.
  • Collaboration: We win as One RBC.
  • Accountability: We take ownership for personal and collective high performance.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: We embrace diversity for innovation and growth.
  • Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest standards to build trust.

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Truly Global

We’re driven to create positive change in the economy, the environment and our social impact where ever we operate. Over the years, we’ve become North America's leading diversified financial services companies. And we’re happily providing personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services to our 16 million clients in Canada, the United States and 34 other countries. 

We’re a truly global workplace ­­— shaped by different cultures, lifestyles, ages, races, genders and so much more that makes every RBCer unique. Being inclusive at RBC means we build a diverse workforce that represents our clients and communities. It also means we’re frequently recognized as a great place to work — but we’re constantly evolving in order to be better.

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Diversity & Inclusion

We believe in respect for all individuals. As RBCers, we only benefit when everyone can truly be themselves at work. The power of inclusion is an ongoing commitment at RBC to making a difference in our communities.

We’ve created global initiatives that will build on our history and achievements.

  • Talent: Accelerate full inclusion to attract, retain and enable the best talent and to increase leadership diversity.
  • Clients: Lead in providing personalized advice and solutions that reflect the diversity of clients.
  • Communities: Strengthen social and economic development through partnerships and corporate citizenship. 

Employer of Choice/People and Culture Awards

It takes the best people to be recognized and rewarded as one of the best places to work year after year. Check out just a few: 

Best Workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work® Institute

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Canada’s Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Best Diversity Employer by Mediacorp Canada

2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009

Greenest Employers by Mediacorp Canada

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Canada’s Top Employers for Young People by Mediacorp Canada

2016, 2015, 2014

Employment Equity Achievement Awards by the Government of Canada

2016

Greater Toronto’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Career Path

Our success begins with the more than 80,000 RBCers working across the world. It’s our goal to ensure everyone feels valued, engaged and empowered at every step in their careers. That starts by encouraging RBCers to learn more, speak up and set ambitious goals for themselves.

Our orientation, onboarding and entry-training programs are a great way to set your career off on the right foot at RBC. We offer amazing opportunities to expand your skills through our e-learning, virtual and classroom training. As you continue to grow and develop, our accreditation programs, various external seminars and conferences can take you to the next level.

When you’re ready for a change, our global network of employees is a built-in support system for you and a gateway to new experiences. From experienced-based learning to one-on-one coaching and coffee chats, you’ll have many opportunities to show your managers your full potential and begin a move forward in the company.

For more than 150 years, we’ve been a leader in the financial industry. Over that time, we’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to succeed. We’re proud to hold strong market positions in several major business segments.

Wealth Management

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We provide trusted advice and solutions to individuals, families, institutions, and charitable foundations around the world.

Capital Markets

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We deliver expertise in banking, finance, and capital markets to corporations, institutional investors, asset managers and governments – on a global scale.

Corporate Functions

We provide RBC with essential services, insights, and solutions such as IT, HR, Auditing and Finance.

Investor & Treasury Services

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We provide asset services, custody, payments, and treasury services to financial and institutional investors.

Tech & Operations

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We’re disrupting banking as we know it. Plan, create, and support system and infrastructure improvements.

Insurance

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We bring to market a full complement of insurance and wealth accumulation products to individual, business and group clients.

Personal & Commercial Banking

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We innovate and support new and existing products and solutions for personal and commercial clients in Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean.

RBCers across the world love giving back to the communities where we live and work. From volunteering and financial gifts to company-wide programs, every little bit counts and helps our communities grow.

Young People

We support young people across Canada with programs that’ll help them reach their full potential.

RBC Future Launch

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RBC Future Launch empowers Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. We’re moving beyond financial investment and engaging the public and businesses to understand the issues that make an impact on the lives of young Canadians.

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RBC Youth Mental Health Project

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The RBC Youth Mental Health Project is our commitment to support programs that help youth and families access the right care at the right time. To date, we’ve provided more than $34 million to organizations dedicated to helping kids and families get the resources they need.

Charitable Partnerships

  • More InformationChildren’s Aid Foundation of Canada
  • Rock My Business Plan
  • Pathways to Education
  • Right to Play
  • WE Charity

Blue Water Project

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Launched in 2007, our Blue Water Project was a 10-year global charitable commitment to provide access to drinkable, swimmable, fishable water, now and for future generations.

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Financial Literacy

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We’re committed to helping people feel empowered to make smart everyday financial decisions and work toward reaching their goals.

RBC Generator

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The RBC Generator is a $10 million pool of capital for investment in businesses that tackle social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to generate financial returns by investing in Canadian for-profit businesses and third-party funds involved in at least one of our four strategic areas:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Employment
  • Education

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    Good company. Good salary. Good environment. Lots team building activities.

    Cons

    No cons to add to the company.

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RBC Interviews

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    One behavioural interview and one technical interview. I was asked to write code and explain some processes. I was also asked to find solutions for several questions involving black-box programs to find slopes.

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RBC Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Canadian Brands, Brand Finance, 2015
  • Best Banking Performer, Canada, Global Brands Magazine, 2015
  • Best Places to Work in Canada((Large and Multinationals)), Great Place to Work® Institute, 2015
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2016
  • Best Workplaces in Canada, The Great Place To Work Institute, 2016
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