Arrive Launch: A memorable evening of networking and connections

Yesterday evening nearly 300 people, newcomers and industry professionals, came together at the RBC Auditorium in Toronto to celebrate the launch of Arrive Connections. Even before the speakers and presenters took to the stage, the place was buzzing with energy and excitement as the attendees demonstrated how networking works, actively engaged, exchanged introductions with one another and started building their professional network.…

LAUNCHING THE ARRIVE CAMPAIGN

Shikha Bhuchar and Tricia Jose, Co-founders at Arrive My parents came to Canada when I was three years old with the promise of a brighter future for us here. As newcomers, they made many sacrifices coming to a new country, leaving many of their family and friends behind. I didn’t understand it at the time, but they gave up so much to…

Network and connect to better your job prospects: Rohit’s story

My name is Rohit Dandona and I’m originally from India. I moved to Toronto, Canada in March 2019 with my family. I have over 11 years of experience in international trade with expertise in trade finance, commercial lending structures, shipping, logistics, and foreign exchange management. Back in India, I have worked with organizations such as Maersk, Yes Bank, Kotak Mahindra, Standard Chartered,…

Networking tips for newcomers to Canada

Contributor: Sean MathewsStrategy Consultant, RBC Ventures We’ve all experienced the pushy salesperson. Their single-minded goal is to get you to buy what they’re selling as quickly as possible, even if that makes you feel pressurized. It’s hard to imagine making any kind of meaningful connection with that person. Similarly, if your networking posture is, ‘get me a job as soon as possible’,…

The culture of networking in Canada

Contributor: Sean Mathews Strategy Consultant, RBC Ventures Like every newcomer, when I landed in Canada I read every article on how to land a job here. When it came to networking, they all gave me the generic do’s and don’ts. Through trial and error, I learned that there is a cultural nuance to networking in Canada which is very different from back…

When networking, think like a marketer

Contributor: Sean Mathews Strategy Consultant, RBC Ventures I remember being so excited about my decision to move to Canada and build my career here. I felt the enthusiasm evaporate quickly when I read a LinkedIn survey titled – “85% of jobs are filled via networking”. This was compounded by being told that it is far more difficult in Canada to land a…

My experience with switching careers and working at Arrive

Contributor: Nerissa FernandesContent Lead, Arrive, RBC Ventures I was blessed to have gotten a job offer before I moved to Canada but what’s even interesting is that this job found me! I started working with Arrive in August 2018 as a Content Lead and I’m truly enjoying being part of a team that’s dedicated to transforming the newcomer experience in Canada. It…