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We know that the connections between people are what make the difference. Many of our Newcomer Advisors are newcomers themselves.

Connect with a Newcomer Advisor today if you’ve already arrived in Canada and get help with:

  • Your banking needs
  • Engaging your new community
  • Introductions to partners that can help you get settled, and more.

Talk to an Advisor

We understand the stress points that come with being a newcomer. With care and compassion we offer specialized one-to-one advice and support to help you find your way in your new community once you have arrived in Canada.

Email us and let us know how we can help you today!
  • Where you are from and your preferred language
  • Your interests: opening a bank account, finding a job, help with Canadian credit, housing etc.
  • Please remember not to send us any personal information

An Advisor will email you back within 2 business days.

Meet Some of Our Team

RBC Newcomer Advisors are specially selected based on their experience, language skills and ability to support you.

Hyelnaya Wuranti

Hyelnaya Wuranti, Hamilton

Arrived in Canada: 2013

Speaks: English, Nigerian Pidgin, and some Hausa

“I love the feeling of connecting to someone and finding a common ground, based on cultural experiences and values.”

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Sara Geday

Sara Geday, Hamilton

Arrived in Canada: 2008

Speaks: English, Arabic, Tigringa, and some Amharic

“I understand the importance and struggles of assimilating to a new environment, and learning about the Canadian banking system, so, I am excited and proud to share my experiences with my fellow newcomers.”

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Alice Xie

Alice Xie, Québec

Arrived in Canada: 2013

Speaks: Mandarin, French, English

“I continue to share my story with all the newcomers whom I have met in order to provide inspiration and encouragement.”

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Liliane Saad, Atlantic provinces

Arrived in Canada: 2006

Speaks: English, Arabic

“Helping newcomers thrive and watching our community prosper is the most rewarding part of this role for me.”

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Tasnova Ridma, Ottawa

Arrived in Canada: 2012

Speaks: English, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu

“Having a trusted source for information, guidance and support makes all the difference for a Newcomer. And it is my and my team’s commitment to be that source for our Newcomer’s.”

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Shorouq Alkayyali, Mississauga

Arrived in Canada: 2001

Speaks: English, Arabic

“I am passionate in making a difference for newcomers settling in Canada and driving change in our communities!”

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Denys Smushko

Denys Smushko, Calgary

Arrived in Canada: 2013

Speaks: English, Ukrainian, Russian

“I take pride in bringing people together by creating an inclusive and welcoming environment.”

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Folake Okusanya

Folake Okusanya, Edmonton

Arrived in Canada: 2012

Speaks: English, Yoruba and some French

“I truly love and enjoy the fulfilment that comes from making a difference for newcomers”

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Mehulkumar Mochi, Winnipeg

Mehulkumar Mochi, Winnipeg

Arrived in Canada: 2010

Speaks: Hindi, Gujarati, and English

“As a newcomer myself, I am looking forward to helping newcomers make their settlement journey easier.”

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Victor Amadin, Saskatoon

Victor Amadin, Saskatoon

Arrived in Canada: 2018

Speaks: English, Bini and Yoruba

“I still remember when I landed in Saskatoon in 2018 with my spouse and 3 little kids. I love my role because it is giving me the opportunity to give back all I have learned as a newcomer.”

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Omobola Bajomo, Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Arrived in Canada: 2019

Speaks: English, Yoruba, and Nigerian Pidgin

“Getting started in a new country can be challenging when you are unaware of how everything works, including the banking system. As a Newcomer Specialist, I empower newcomers with information to help them understand and make the best financial decisions to help them achieve their goals.”

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Sahil Khaneja, St John’s, NL

Sahil Khaneja, Atlantic provinces

Arrived in Canada: 2019

Speaks: Hindi, Punjabi, and English

“As a newcomer myself. I like to spread financial literacy and help newcomers achieve their Goals.”

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