As a newcomer to Canada, applying to jobs, having a resume that matches the Canadian format and one that highlights your experience and skill set is critical. Needless to say, your resume is the first impression that a recruiter or a hiring manager has of you. That makes it essential for the resume to be clear, organized and customized to the role you’re applying for.
This event, organized by Arrive and RBC provides a unique opportunity for newcomer professionals to have their resume and cover letter reviewed by industry professionals from a wide variety of roles at RBC including HR recruiters, Marketers, and Business Intelligence professionals.

It is a well-known fact that up to 65-85% of the jobs in Canada are not posted online. These positions constitute the “hidden job market,” which refers to positions that are filled without the employer advertising the job opening publicly. These positions can only be accessed through connections and professional networking. Some other helpful outcomes from impactful networking can be: introductions to other individuals who may be able to help you, conversations leading to interviews and even job offers, mentor connections, insights into the ongoings at specific organizations and their hiring processes, as well as learning more about the industry you are interested in.

Join us for an afternoon of resume conversations and reviews by IT/Business experts at RBC.

When: Wednesday, December 12

Where: Brampton Civic Centre, 150 Central Park Dr, RBC Branch Brampton, ON L6T 1B4, Canada, Library ‘Program Room 1’

What Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

How much does it cost: No charges, it’s free!

When: Wednesday, December 12

  • Registration and coffee with light snacks
  • Workshop: Resumes 101
  • 1-on-1 Resume reviews/open networking
  • Closing remarks  

Is there a dress code: Yes, business casual.

What should I bring? My resume and cover letter to be reviewed


Meet our experts:

Veronica Sepehr, Business Intelligence Lead, RBC Ventures

Veronica is a researcher and strategy advisor. With 8+ years of cross-industry experience in financial services, talent management, and academia, she leads multidisciplinary user research to drive and/or support high-impact innovation initiatives, business strategies, and project decisions across ventures. Before her current role, Veronica was a Research Advisor within RBC’s internal consulting practice focusing on technology and HR transformation projects. She has also previous experience as an HR consultant. Veronica has a Ph.D. in Political Economy.


Anika Diachuk, Senior Digital Recruiter, Technology, RBC Ventures

Result oriented driven and dedicated Talent Acquisition Strategist with versatile experience in all aspects of sourcing and assessing talent. High proficiency in building recruitment processes, driving diversity initiatives and talent retention strategies. Talent adviser and career coach for


Vivian Li, Lead of diversity, RBC

Vivian Li currently leads RBC’s Inclusive Recruitment team. In this role, Vivian designs and delivers enterprise-wide inclusive recruitment strategy to help RBC build its competitive edge through attracting and attaining an inclusive workforce, with a special focus on talent from diverse communities such as persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, visible minorities/newcomers to Canada, LGBT+, women, etc. Internally, Vivian’s work has been focusing on raising awareness and removing hiring biases through training and employee/leadership engagement. Vivian is passionate about her role as it creates innovative win-win solutions that bring diversity of thought to the organization she is proud to be part of. Vivian has over 15 years of experience in HR and HR technology, with a special focus on Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Talent Development, HR data analysis, and project management. Vivian holds a Master’s Degree from China.


Lavanya Suresh, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Corporate Functions, RBC

Lavanya is a Senior Manager, Recruitment at RBC Global Functions supporting RBC Ventures. In her past roles, she has also supported Technology and Operations, CFO group, Audit and Tax. Lavanya is the first generation immigrant – immigrated to Canada 8 years ago and started in RBC Recruitment as an intern. She is a strong advocate for diversity which is why she chose RBC as her ‘home’ given Diversity and Inclusion is one of our core values. Lavanya focuses on building recruitment processes, driving diversity initiatives and talent retention strategies. She is also a TRIEC mentor.