Adapting to the Canadian culture: Steffan’s story

My name is Steffan Warner and I’m originally from Bridgetown, Barbados in the Caribbean. I came to Canada in September 2011 for my undergrad degree in Mineral Resource Engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I currently work with RBC as a Senior Manager in the Transformation & Strategic Initiatives team.  This is my story. I left Barbados when I was…

Networking for career opportunities: Akshita’s story

Akshita handa discusses careers and networking

My name is Akshita Handa and I arrived in Toronto, Canada in August 2017 for a one-year Masters program at Schulich School of Business, York University. I graduated in 2018 and currently work as a Manager in Applied Analytics and Partnerships at RBC Ventures. My job is to drive insights, analyze data and help Ventures grow. This is my story. As I…

Learn: How to use your personal brand to open career doors

Last week, Arrive, in collaboration with the RBC Brampton Newcomer Branch, organized a personal branding workshop for newcomers in Canada. About 50 newcomers from varied backgrounds attended the workshop at the RBC Meeting Place in Brampton where they had a one of a kind opportunity to learn and master the fundamentals of building a personal brand.  The workshop began with an opening…

Build Your Personal Brand in 3 Simple Steps

In my previous blog, we learned about personal branding –  the process of effectively packaging and marketing yourself: your skills and capabilities, work experience, interests, and education – all those things that set you apart. We also outlined how it can help you gain a competitive edge in the Canadian job market. Now let’s talk about building your personal brand in three…

Prepare, network, and stay optimistic: Anchal’s Story

My name is Anchal Sawhney and I’m a banking professional with over 9 years of experience in customer service, building collaborative relationships, and providing innovative solutions to address clients’ concerns. I moved to Toronto in September 2018 from New Delhi, India, and have a post-graduate diploma in banking and financial support services. This is my story. My husband and I moved to…

Realizing my Canadian dream: Sandeep’s story

My name is Sandeep Kaher and I’m from New Delhi, India. I landed in Canada with my wife in August 2015 for studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC). I’m a graduate in biomedical engineering and have completed an executive course in sales and marketing from the Indian Institute of Management Studies, Calcutta (IIM-C). Back in India, I worked with GE…

Personal Branding for a Successful Career in Canada

When we hear the word ‘brand’ we may instantly think of well-known products like Nike, Google, Apple and Amazon. Each is immediately recognizable and stands for something that is distinctly their own. This month Arrive is focused on supporting newcomers on their personal brand. In Canada, it is an important factor in your career journey. This blog will outline the basics of…