First Nations/Metis/Inuit Candidates - New Graduate Development Opportunity (12-Month Rotation)
Toronto, ON
5d ago

We are Canada’s development bank. We exist to support entrepreneurs. BDC’s mission is to help create and develop Canadian businesses through financing, growth and business transition capital, venture capital and advisory services, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

As a complementary lender, we offer loans and investments that fill out or complete services available from other financial institutions.

The following assessment questions were crafted by Kiinago Biinoogi Muskiiki ( Our Children’s Medicine’ in English) in consultation with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and other members of the community.

Applications housed on this platform provide a unique opportunity for First Nations, Métis and Inuit job seekers to have the option of sharing their whole selves with potential employers, including their lived experience and transferable skills.

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No other bank is doing what we do.

This means that the experience you will gain with us will not only be rewarding, but also unique.

We help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy, and that includes Indigenous entrepreneurs .

BDC has 900 Indigenous clients across Canada, and one of our missions is to help Indigenous Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, advisory services and capital.

We were also Canada's first financial institution to obtain the B Corp certification . To be certified, a company needs to meet high standards of purpose, social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

we have a long history of working with Indigenous entrepreneurs. We appreciate your unique histories, cultures and contributions in Canada.

We stand in solidarity with you and all Indigenous peoples and are committed to listening, learning and taking action towards Reconciliation.

In this 12-Month rotation role, we offer you the opportunity and tools to gain hands-on experience that will allow you to consolidate your learning and skills surrounded by exceptional professionals.

We will accompany and guide you through rotations across several specialty areas of the bank, all aligned with your aspirations and career goals, to enable you to develop into a well-rounded professional.

Under our 12-month rotation opportunity, you'll explore :

  • Business Development
  • Underwriting
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Advisory Services
  • Growth and Transition Capital
  • Shared Services
  • Throughout the program, you'll receive support from a dedicated mentor as well as consistent, ongoing, individual coaching from BDC's experienced leaders in our different lines of business, and they'll ensure you get the most out of your experience and take full advantage of learning opportunities.

    At the end of your rotation, you'll move into the next phase of your career in a permanent role as an Account Manager. You'll leverage your personal strengths and network to generate new business opportunities while managing your own portfolio of existing clients.

    In a typical week as an Account Manager, you would :

  • Network with entrepreneurs, clients and prospects, learning about their business needs to provide them with advice and identify, if applicable, a BDC service offering to meet those needs
  • Create your action plan, aligned with the Business Centre's objectives, to ensure the growth and retention of clients in your portfolio while creating a pipeline of new business opportunities
  • Showcase your analytical and negotiation skills to present financing proposals that demonstrate sound credit judgement
  • We want to meet you! Apply on HigherMe today and one of our recruiters will reach out to you as soon as possible.

    With us, you'll be able to achieve the work / life balance you're looking for, with competitive working conditions and above-market flexible benefits.

    This includes modern workspaces to work from when you are in our offices, and, for some specific positions, the ability to work remotely, on reserve, and / or within your community.

    Join BDC and help make a difference in your community!

    Vaccination Policy for COVID-19 : The health, well-being and safety of our colleagues, clients and of the community are a top priority for us.

    Effective November 8, 2021, BDC requires that all employees and consultants be fully vaccinated. A solemn declaration will be requested to this effect.

    While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted.

    If you are a candidate with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email us at Careers BDC.

    ca, and include your full name, the best way to reach you, and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.

    Self-Identify as First Nations, Metis, or Inuit

  • Strong oral / written communication skills
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or certification in Commerce, Business Administration, or a related field
  • A keen interest in entrepreneurship and a holistic understanding for the business world
  • Team player, eager to create long-lasting relationships with peers, business partners, and external partners
  • Proficient using MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Bilingual in both French and English if applying in Quebec
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