Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is the country’s largest financial services group with over 74,000 full- and part-time employees serving more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients across Canada, the United States and 56 other countries.
- 3 time winner of Canada’s Best Employer for New Canadians award
- 3 time winner of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer
- Gordon M. Nixon, President and CEO and Zabeen Hirji, Chief Human Resources Officer, are the Chair and Co-Chair of TRIEC and council members
- participates in TRIEC’s Mentoring Partnership, Alliés Montréal’s Mentorat Montréal, LMIEC’s Mentorship for Immigrant Employment, New Brunswick Multicultural Council’s Mentoring Initiative, CRIEC’s Mentoring Collaborative, ERIEC’s Career Mentorship Program and IEC-BC’s mentoring program
- RBC Foundation sponsors LMIEC’s Peer Mentorship for Immigrant Employment program
- RBC Foundation is supporting programs and strategies that connect SMEs and immigrant talent with CRIEC – Mentoring Circles, Greater Halifax Partnership – Speed Networking events and TRIEC – marketing and outreach strategies
- engaged in Halifax’s Connector Program and ERIEC’s Speed Networking Program
- serves as Chair of the LMIEC’s Governance Council and on the boards of ERIEC and TRIEC
- also serves on Hire Immigrants Ottawa’s Employer Council of Champions and finance working group and a member of Alliés Montréal’s Strategic Affairs Council
- serves as Chair of the North Bay Newcomer Network Immigrant Employers Council
- sponsors TRIEC’s IS Awards
- offers paid internships through the Career Bridge program
- recruitment site includes a specific section for job-seekers who are new to Canada, making them aware of the resources available, such as internship opportunities and tips to prepare for interviews
- participates in several language training programs including the “Talk English Cafe” e-learning initiative
Gordon Nixon, President and CEO, RBC and chair, TRIEC, speaks about the business case for skilled immigrant integration, why it’s important for companies to tap into this diverse talent pool and the impact of immigration on how RBC does business.