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Wanzi Silva - Arrive. Toronto, ON, CA

Wanzi Silva

Assistant Branch Manager, RBC | Arrive

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Wanzi moved to Canada from Sri Lanka in 2017 with an MBA and considerable experience in the banking industry.






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Wanzi moved to Canada from Sri Lanka in 2017 with an MBA and considerable experience in the banking industry. It did not take her long to find that her passion for client care and passion for exceptional service delivery aligned perfectly with RBC. She established her career and now helps others take flight.

Presently Wanzi is heading RBC Newcomer Meeting Place in Brampton and volunteers her time as an Arrive Ambassador as well as Connector and Mentor at ACCES & TRIEC. She is a solid newcomer advocate & mentor. She recently won RBC’s coveted ‘Top-level performance and outstanding results’ RBC Leo Award and Conference Award.

Wanzi actively collaborates with settlement organizations and other community partners to help newcomers with their employment and settlement in Canada.

Industry Expertise (1)

Financial Services

Areas of Expertise (5)

New Business Acquisition

Newcomer Challenges

Youth Empowerment

Career Coaching

Financial Advice

Accomplishments (4)

RBC Leo Award


Share the Success Quarterly Award


RBC Conference Award


RBC Future Launch Missions Spring Award


Education (3)

Canadian Securities Institute: FP-1 2020

University of Cardiff: MBA, Business Administration and Management 2014

Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka (IPM): PQHRM, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 2011

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Sinhalese

Media Appearances (1)

Helping newcomers get over cultural barriers to reach their goals in Canada

Arrive  online


When Wanzi came to Canada from Sri Lanka in 2017, she was a private investment banker with a four-page long resume and an elevator pitch that went to the top of the CN tower. Now, as an advisor at RBC Newcomer Meeting Place, Wanzi helps newcomers achieve their goals by providing guidance, resources and answers. This is Wanzi’s story.

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