On-Campus Recruiting: CIBC

KPU Richmond
KPU Richmond – Main 1300


Information session for students and alumni to learn about CIBC, the hiring process and how to take the next step post-graduation.

Who we are
CIBC is a leading and well-diversified North American financial institution committed to creating enduring value for all our stakeholders — our clients, team, communities and shareholders. We are guided by our purpose — to help make your ambition a reality, and we are activating our resources to create positive change and contribute to a more secure, equitable and sustainable future.

Across Personal and Business Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets and Direct Financial Services businesses, our 48,000 employees provide a full range of financial products and services to 14 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.

CIBC's strategy
At CIBC, we are focused on building a modern, relationship-oriented bank. Through these efforts, we deliver superior client experience and top-tier shareholder returns while maintaining our financial strength, and risk discipline and advancing our purpose-driven culture. Foundational to our progress is a consistent focus on four strategic priorities:

Growing our mass affluent and private wealth franchise in Canada and the U.S.;
Expanding our digital banking offering in Canada;
Delivering connectivity and differentiation to commercial and capital markets clients; and
Enabling, simplifying and protecting our bank.

Learn more at https://www.cibc.com/en/about-cibc/careers.html


Meet the Recruiters:

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Mohammad Kallas

Mohammad has an MBA from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. He first joined CIBC in 2015 as a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner supporting our Banking Centers in Western Canada including BC, Central and Northern Canada markets. He has recruited for various roles in Imperial Service, Mortgage Advice and Business Banking, supported several local and national projects and initiates and sits on several National committees including Run for the Cure, One for Change, as well as being a mentor for the Tent Refugee Mentorship program. Most recently Mohammad was selected to represent CIBC as the United Way Campaign Associate in BC where he was out in the community representing CIBC as an ambassador helping those in need and managing several campaign projects and fundraising events.


Mohammad is actively involved in the academic community. In addition to being a sessional Faculty member teaching in both Undergraduate and Post-Graduate business programs, he holds an active role as a Director on the KPU Foundation Board as well as a recent appointment to Senator on the University’s Senate Board of Directors. 


In his spare time Mohammad is an avid long-distance runner and licensed National Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor where specializes in teaching adaptive swim classes for children with Special Needs. He enjoys reading, travelling around the World to run Half Marathons and is currently on a personal journey to run 1000 days for 1000 children.


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Jason Yao

Jason is currently working as an Associate Financial Advisor at CIBC Alderbridge branch. After graduated from FUDAN University in Shanghai China, he moved to Vancouver with his family. He really loves the banking industry as he has learned so much from his work and colleagues.

His job is helping clients customize their goal based on their current background as well as giving suitable banking related advice such as retirement planning, investment, helping them realize their home purchase goals, and also, everyday banking solutions. Under his portfolio, he managed over 350 clients. Each client has a different job, financial background, and life stage. Before every meeting, good preparation will make the meeting different. Making sure FOUR quadrants (Cash Management, Investment, Borrowing needs, and Insurance) are implanted in the conversation. Completing the CIBC Goal Planner for clients if they do not have one on track. Imagine we have a dental appointment with a doctor, they will look up our current health condition, take an X-Ray, analyze our situation, giving solutions and treatment. At the last, propose our future treatment plan as well as make follow-up appointments on a regular basis. All these measures will help our finances on track.

"From working with my clients, I have learned so many different aspects that I wouldn’t have known from the school. So glad that I work for CIBC this great family here where everyone is so supportive and friendly. With no doubt that I found my career path with CIBC, all the way towards my career goal."


Date‎: Thursday, June 06, 2024

Time & Location: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM l KPU Richmond – Main 1300

Info Session and Q&A: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM l KPU Richmond – Main 1380


To RSVP, login to Career Connection, On the Events tab and click on CIBC to reserve your spot.