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FinanceSep 19, 2019

Top four challenges faced by international students

This article was originally featured on the RBC Discover Blog Series.  Canada attracts students from all parts of the globe — China to India to Korea to France — making it a multicultural haven. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) student data, in 2018, there were 572,000 international [...]

Top 7 tips for first time renters in Vancouver

Guest Writer: Joyce Pang    Rated as one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is seen as a destination for those moving to Canada, especially given the beautiful setting between the North Shore mountains and the coastal landscape. Among the backdrop of nature, it is also among [...]

CareerSep 6, 2019

Iterate and learn with each job application: Komal’s story

My name is Komal Preet Kaur; I’m from New Delhi, India and I moved to Canada in October 2017. I have a Masters degree in Operations Research from the University of Delhi and over a decade of experience in data analytics — marketing, collections, and credit risk analytics working with [...]

FinanceSep 5, 2019

Arrive ‘Guides’: Your go-to resource for life in Canada

When moving to Canada, a majority of newcomers spend considerable time researching a variety of topics ranging from settlement to finance to career. This research typically involves general search queries on Google or talking to friends, family and acquaintances who have settled in Canada or scanning various online immigration forums [...]

CareerSep 2, 2019

How to craft an impressive elevator pitch to enhance your personal brand

As a newcomer in Canada, you might feel nervous while introducing yourself at professional networking events or at job interviews. However, being well-prepared with an ‘elevator pitch’ will help calm those nerves!  Elevator pitches, as the name implies, are short (20-30 seconds or approximately 75 words) introductory speeches to [...]

Frequently unanswered questions by newcomers

Contributor: Sean Mathews (Strategy Consultant, RBC Ventures) Over the years, starting from when I first arrived in Canada, I’ve met many newcomers and learnt about the challenges encountered in the job search process and the Canadian workplace. One that has not been discussed, and turns up again and again is [...]

FinanceAug 27, 2019

Investing in Canada 101: Planning for your future

Whether you are looking to purchase your first car, build an emergency fund, or save for your children’s tuition, investing is key to achieving your financial goals. Investing ensures present and long-term financial security for you and your family. In Canada, there are many investment options to help you save [...]

Nothing worth having comes easy: Varun’s story

My name is Varun Chandrasekar and I’m from Chennai, India. I moved to Toronto in 2016 to pursue an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. Back in India, I graduated with a Communications degree and worked in advertising for four years. Currently, I work with RBC as a Marketing [...]

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