TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's continued prosperity depends on
the contributions of our youth. Yet too many young people find that
embarking on a career journey with a degree or diploma in hand, but
without job experience, can be like trying to unlock a door with a key
that doesn't fit. RBC believes employers are an important part of the
solution to this challenge and is committed to providing first career
experiences and growth opportunities to many young Canadians.
We're proud that RBC has been selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in its annual survey of Canadian businesses.
Canada's Top Employers for Young People is an editorial project that recognizes the nation's leaders when it
comes to attracting and retaining younger workers. The competition
reviews a wide variety of initiatives, from mentorship to training and
advancement opportunities, important to younger Canadians starting
their first careers.
"One of Canada's greatest resources is the potential of our youth," said
Zabeen Hirji, chief human resources officer, RBC. "RBC's broader
commitment to Canadian youth and a stronger Canada begins with the
programs we have developed to provide first career experiences to our
nation's young people and our encouragement of learning, mentorship and
networking opportunities to assist them. We are proud of making a
difference and knowing that our contribution matters."
RBC was recognized by MediaCorp for our many initiatives including:
Our Next Great Innovator Challenge, an annual innovation competition for post-secondary students
Our Graduate Leadership Program, designed to attract young professionals with strong leadership
Our New Graduate Programs, providing meaningful learning opportunities that help develop
workplace skills needed to succeed in today's economy
Our Finance Management Development Program, focused on helping finance specialists reach their full potential
Our Graduate Level Programs, designed to help MBA graduates fast track their careers
In late 2013, our newest youth employment program was introduced - RBC
Career Launch is a year-long paid internship program aimed at breaking
the 'no experience, no job' cycle for 100 recent graduates. Overall,
RBC hires more than 2,400 young people annually into positions and we
provide more than 900 internship, co-op and summer experiences.
For the full list of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for 2014
and the editors' detailed reasons for selecting each winner, visit: www.canadasTop100.com/young_people.
Other recognitions that RBC has received for its best practices in the
past year include:
Canada's "Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Canada's Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
"Best Workplaces in Canada" by the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada
To learn more about RBC's awards and recognitions, please visit rbc.com/foryoungpeople.
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, 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 16 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 42 other
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, we contributed
more than $104 million to causes worldwide, including donations and
community investments of more than $69 million and $35 million in
sponsorships. Learn more at rbc.com/community-sustainability.
For further information:
Elynn Wareham, Manager, External Communications, RBC, 416-313-5778, firstname.lastname@example.org