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Career Trends & Events – Oct 9th, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Career Trends & Events – Oct 9th, 2018

On this page, you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range of industries. Career trends may range from areas such as recruitment practices, to top organizations to work at, to career exploration strategies. Events are external to the iSchool and will often take place in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

This piece is compiled weekly by the Careers Office Research Assistant.

For questions related to this information, please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer, at

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Working for Change: Exploring Meaningful Opportunities in the Social Justice Field

Date: Friday, Oct 26, 2018
Time: 1PM – 6PM
Location: William Doo & Wilson Hall (40 & 45 Willcocks St.)

“Join us for an afternoon of networking, learning, and dialogue on what it takes to work for social justice in the non-profit sector.”

Keynote Speaker: Syrus Marcus Ware, Activist and Artist
(This conference begins with the keynote speaker at 1pm at the William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St.)

Panels will be offered in areas including:

Community Health Migrants, Refugees, and Newcomers
Food Sovereignty and Sustainability Youth Empowerment
LGBTQ12SA+ Activism and Advocacy Poverty Reduction and Shelter

Open to all Students. Light refreshments will be served. For full program information, accessibility needs, and registration, please visit the link below:

Sponsored by Career Exploration and Education – Centre for Community Partnerships – New College – Faculty of Arts and Science

Newcomers Canada Career and Settlement Fair TORONTO

Date: Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
Time: 10AM – 4PM
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Center – North Building, Lower Level
                 (255 Front street West)

Our fair is not only Canada’s leading recruitment event for foreign-born workers already in Canada, but includes Visa and Immigration Advice, Career Services, Education and English Language Testing, Foreign Credential Assessment and Settlement Services.
“For over 10 years we have been helping skilled migrants move and settle into locations all over Canada. We understand the challenges you and your family might face when moving country or city. Our aim is to alleviate these challenges and make settling into your city a smooth process.”

Who will attend:

Employers and Recruiters Immigration Officials
Visa Specialists Settlement Agencies
Education Services and Foreign Credential Assessment

Pre-register online BEFORE OCT 19 for FREE ENTRY!
Create your profile on the Newcomers Canada Job Board to get discovered!
Eventbrite page.

Newcomers Canada is not a part of any Government of Canada Organization or Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.  The Newcomers Canada marketing efforts, promotional materials or invitations to attend events are for informational and settlement purposes only.  Registering for a Newcomers Canada event is not part of the process to apply for immigration to Canada.

Exciting Job

Business Analyst, RBC Amplify-(Internship/Co-op 2019)

Location: Toronto, ON
Application Deadline: 10/14/2018
Application Link: [Expired]

What is Amplify? 

RBC Amplify is an intensive summer innovation program that will push you to solve real business challenges that could disrupt our company and beyond. If you’re a bright mind with fresh ideas, top of your class, own the hackathon circuit and are passionate about innovation, we want you!

What is the opportunity?

As a Business Analyst you will collaborate, innovate, ideate and build in a flexible, start-up environment.

You will tackle real RBC business challenges as a member of a cross-functional team of specialists (think: business, UX/UI design, big data, and programming) by developing a product or solution that you pitch to stakeholders at the end of the summer.

Over the course of the program you will have access to subject matter experts, coaches, mentors, as well as technical and professional training to bring your idea to life.

What will you do?

  • Immerse yourself in a business challenge with an intense focus on collaboration to develop an innovative product.
  • You will be challenged to step outside your comfort zone, and bring your teamwork, communication and collaboration skills to help your team succeed.
  • You will be expected to design, create and deliver a fully functional prototype to RBC that solves a real business need.
  • You will play an integral role in engaging your critical thinking, time management and leadership skills within your team.
  • Design, troubleshoot and develop your product.
  • Work with subject matter experts, mentors, executive sponsors (technology and business) to build your product.
  • Exposure to design thinking, agile development and other tools, technologies and methodologies.
  • Executive presentations, developing strategy and communications for your project.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution, graduating between August 2019 and June 2020 (College, Undergrad, Master’s or PhD).
  • Ability to understand and communicate business value.
  • Excellent interpersonal and highly developed communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and working with end users and clients to understand their needs.
  • Excellent critical thinking, time management and leadership skills.
  • Creative and analytical thinker who is self-driven and capable of working in a fast paced team environment.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo, and think outside the box to develop solutions.
  • Excellent teamwork, collaboration and problem solving skills.

Nice to have

  • Experience with hackathons.
  • Experience with business presentations.
  • Project management skills.
  • Solid understanding of financial business insights, FinTech industry, start up industry or other related insights.

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A unique summer experience with the chance to develop a career at RBC.
  • Team up with students from diverse backgrounds and build lasting professional relationships.
  • Engage with leaders who support your development through coaching and learning opportunities.
  • Be a part of a dynamic, collaborative, progressive and high-performing team.
  • Contribute to real projects that can make a difference and have a lasting impact at RBC.
  • Tons of opportunity to grow specific skills for your future
  • An all-around fun, innovative, and comfortable work environment where casual clothing is the norm.

About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit

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