Need someone to educate your students on the latest job searching tips? Need someone to tell them about the growing number of paid work-integrated learning opportunities available in Canada? Or, need someone to connect your business’ diverse hiring needs with a graduating student? We got you. Read More
Nicola Henry, a skilled newcomer to Canada from Kingston, Jamaica, completed her Career Edge paid internship at RBC as a loan servicing analyst. After only two months into her six-month internship, RBC converted Nicola to a full-time, permanent employee. This is her letter of appreciation to her mentor Monica Downer, the RBC team, and everyone else who helped make it happen: Read More
“It’s refreshing to know that there are employers out there who recognize the diverse talents that people with disabilities bring to the workplace.”
Our bilingual talent specialist, Mahta Molatalab, said she was delighted to help a national organization demonstrate its leadership in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Read More
Responsible for launching more than 3,000 careers, Rob Bhatia recalled the euphoria after closing his first. As a staffing advisor with a passion for aircraft, he began his career by placing an aircraft maintenance inspector at Transport Canada. For 20 years now, he’s been chasing – and cashing in on – that euphoria. Read More
Last January, we discussed artificial intelligence, passive candidates, video assessments, and more. This year, unlike the talent scarcity that’s got North American employers sweating, there’s no deficiency in emerging – and returning – recruitment trends for this decade’s remainder. As candidates continue wrestling leverage from employers, organizations will adapt accordingly to innovate their recruitment strategies, shielding top candidates from those prowling and pilfering competitors. It’s 2019 – the talent’s still hot, the recruitment battle’s hotter, and these are your 2019 recruitment trends!
Stacie Celinscak, Department Manager – Lease Transaction Management, on intern Vathsala Carvalho
“Sometimes the greatest assets are the ones that come to us via different avenues! In this particular circumstance Vathsala Carvalho came to RBC with an audit and finance background moving from Sri Lanka to Canada and within four weeks of her move, she was offered a contract with the Equipment Finance Solutions Centre in Burlington. Once Vathsala arrived the dynamics within the department changed with her unique approach and personality; she took to learning leasing immediately and with her financial skillset, knowledge and background quickly made her something special whom stood out and we certainly took notice!
Vathsala’s proactive behaviours combined with her background kick-started her burgeoning RBC career and she shone from the very start and Vathsala consistently provides a high level of service day in and day out. She is always accessible to discuss and review transactions and is very eager to engage directly with clients to resolve outstanding items and keep transactions moving forward. Regardless of the challenges, stress or workload, Vathsala always remains calm, professional and cheerful when engaging with internal or external partners and our clients. Vathsala’s willingness to go above and beyond to support the team has been demonstrated on many occasions wherein she has stepped in to support other LTM team members and stayed late at work to ensure that our client’s transactions are processed in a timely manner. Vathsala manages the Equipment Finance Specialists extremely well, so well that she has zero escalations and minimal rushes. This is an extreme feat within a high velocity division and Vathsala has stepped up to this challenge each and every day and makes herself accountable for all aspects of her day-to-day workflow.
Vathsala has truly gained some invaluable experience since the move to Canada and RBC has gained an outstanding employee who was eager to learn coupled with an amazing personality and proactive attitude. The experience Vathsala gained and the networking within RBC was dual-sided, we provided an opportunity to an up and coming employee and received an outstanding worker who assisted with a resourcing gap within the department who was such a remarkable fit that was offered full-time once her contract was completed and continues to be a top performer and is already after only a year deemed a Senior Lease Transaction Manager. We continue to look forward to the opportunities and challenges that we will provide Vathsala as she continues to raise the bar for her success as well as the success of RBC.”
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Career Edge Internship: Global Talent Coordinator, Manulife
“Submitting my profile on Career Edge was the best decision I had taken when I was struggling with my job search in Canada. Despite holding a Masters degree along with a Global certification in my stream, it was extremely challenging to receive even a phone call from a recruiter.
The internship that I got through Career Edge was with Manulife, and it was not just a job but was a meaningful HR role where I was able to use my skills and grow them. This also provided me with networking opportunities within the organization that helped me build my network.
I recommend Career Edge program to every new immigrant I come across. Thank you Career Edge for being the biggest stepping stone of my career in Canada.”
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Michele Murphy, Vice President, Operations, on intern Nikita Henriques
“Nikita is an absolute pleasure to work with! She is highly dependable, always professional and courteous and full of enthusiasm even when she must deal with difficult situations. Her ability to take direction and run with it to resolve problems is fantastic. We are very lucky to have her as part of our organization!”