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.

In the spirit of professional networking and the celebration of Diwali – the festival of lights, Team Arrive is organizing a unique networking opportunity for newcomers in Canada.

This event will see the presence of many industry experts from the fields of technology and business at RBC along with other fellow newcomers like yourself.

Join us for an evening of networking, light snacks, and celebration!

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Where: WeWork (Lower Level) at 240 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2C5

What Time: 6 pm – 8 pm (light snacks and refreshments will be provided)

How much does it cost:

$15 for Arrive members (show your Arrive account and get $5 cash-back upon entry)

$20 for non-Arrive members

What can I expect?

  • Registration and light snacks
  • Lightning talks by 3 experts from RBC
  • Speed networking activity with 8+ experts from RBC
  • Open networking

Is there a dress code: Yes, business casual, show your professionalism and personality but be comfortable.


Meet our experts:

Stephen Goneau, Director, Technology, RBC Ventures 

Established technology professional with over 17 years of experience in retail, consulting and product development industries. I have a track record of growing teams and delivering projects to meet business needs. I have led initiatives through the entire lifecycle with budgets exceeding $1M and driven initiatives that have supported a 287% annual peak growth. I believe that strong relationships with business stakeholders are critical for a technology organization to successfully deliver.

 


Anika Diachuk, Senior Digital Recruiter, Technology, RBC Ventures

Result oriented, driven and dedicated Talent Acquisition Strategist with versatile experience in all aspects of attracting, sourcing and assessing talent. High proficiency in building recruitment processes, driving diversity initiatives and talent retention strategies. Effectively supporting enterprise level fast paced, dynamic and global organizations in financial: pension, banking, insurance, technology: digital innovation, retail, healthcare and utilities sectors. Talent adviser and career coach for technology and business professionals.

 


Rahul Mantri, Senior Manager, Partnerships and Analytics at RBC Ventures

Rahul moved to Canada in 2017 fall season with family from India. He is currently working with RBC ventures in Partnership and Analytics team. In roles prior to this he has close to 7 years of work experience in data science and digital marketing. He is currently in love with vibrant and diverse city of Toronto

Read about Rahul’s newcomer journey here.

 


Nerissa Fernandes, Content Specialist, Arrive at RBC Ventures

Creative, persuasive, and solutions-driven professional with over 10 years of experience as a research and management consulting specialist. My work spans across industries such as IT, Telecom, Retail, Banking/Finance, Pharmaceuticals, and Healthcare. As a business researcher and corporate strategist, I help organizations stay up-to-date on market trends and competitor intelligence, analyze options for organic and inorganic growth, assist with marketing and business development initiatives and successfully convert customer expectations to tangible products/services that translates to an increase in company revenues and an ever-growing customer/client base.

 

Bina Khan, Full stack developer, Arrive at RBC Ventures

Tech enthusiast who moved to Canada three years ago as a Student. I completed my Masters degree in Computer Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Last year, I started my career in Canada as a Developer Co-op in the Organizational Change Management team in T&O and also in RBC Amplify. I am currently a Full Stack Developer in RBC Ventures. I am a strong supporter of women in technology and passionate about helping people and making a difference in lives through little things.

 


Gaurav Agarwal, Corporate Banker, RBC

A result oriented banker and a self-motivated team player with 8 years of experience primarily in client interfacing roles across Corporate/Commercial Banking, Account Management and Credit and Business Analysis. A problem solver and passionate about business development having strong analytical, listening, communication and negotiation skills. Trusted by supervisors as an employee with good execution skills and ability to deliver results even in tough situations. Known to fellow team-mates as a reliable co-worker who helps to find solutions and mentors to enhance learning.

 


Stephen Evans, Senior Director, Technology, RBC Ventures & Former Chief Technology Officer at Kijiji

A result oriented banker and a self-motivated team player with 8 years of experience primarily in client interfacing roles across Corporate/Commercial Banking, Account Management and Credit and Business Analysis. A problem solver and passionate about business development having strong analytical, listening, communication and negotiation skills. Trusted by supervisors as an employee with good execution skills and ability to deliver results even in tough situations. Known to fellow team-mates as a reliable co-worker who helps to find solutions and mentors to enhance learning.

A seasoned veteran of the digital media industry, Stephen Evans has been a key contributor to some of Canada’s most popular websites for over two decades.

Stephen is currently Senior Director of Consumer Technology at RBC Ventures, where he leads a portfolio on innovative consumer-oriented products including Butter, Arrive, and Wellspent. In his previous role he was Chief Technology Officer at Kijiji, Canada’s leading online Classifieds site. He has also led digital technology operations and strategy at the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, at Canoe.ca, the largest Canadian content portal, and was head of Search and content for MSN Canada.

Stephen lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and two children, and likes to run long distance in his spare time.