Throughout your academic career, our firm’s university ambassadors are available to answer your questions about your academic path, the recruitment process or getting an internship at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

Thanks to their contact network, they will be able to put you in touch directly with one of our talent acquisition managers.

Each university has at least one ambassador that you can talk to. Select your university’s name below to find your contact person:

HEC Montréal

John Molson School of Business (Concordia-JMSB)

McGill University

Université Laval

Université d’Ottawa

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)

Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)

Université du Québec à Rimouski – Lévis (UQAR)

Université du Québec à Rimouski – Rimouski (UQAR)

Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS)

Bajram Bytyqi

Bajram Bytyqi - RCGT

HEC

LinkedIn

I’m currently doing my third internship at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and I’m also an ambassador for the firm.

Right from the start, I felt supported by my Managers, Senior Auditors and mentor. They’re always available to answer my questions. What I like most about the firm is the true family spirit and low sense of hierarchy, whether you’re a trainee or a partner, everyone gets together for a drink during a 5@7 or in an escape room adventure (pre-pandemic of course).

This ambiance is also important among trainees, we also organize suppers or, these days, virtual 5@7!

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is much more than an accounting firm that audits Occupation Double; Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is your second family.

Benjamin Fleury

Benjamin Fleury - RCGT

HEC

LinkedIn

This year, I’ll be finishing my Bachelor of Accounting at HEC Montréal.

My 2020 summer internship at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton was a very rewarding experience. It was my first time working in the assurance field and I had the chance to work with a great team.

The people from the large enterprise team were very welcoming and guided me throughout my internship. I am looking forward to coming back for my second internship.

Éliane Landry

Éliane Landry - RCGT

HEC

LinkedIn

I started my studies in the fall of 2018 in HEC Montreal’s AGIR stream, where teaching focuses on practice. My passion for travel and my curious nature led me to go to Strasbourg for a semester as part of the international exchange program. Back in Quebec, I had the chance to do my internship with the SME team at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Montréal office in the summer of 2020.

From the very beginning, I could feel the strong team spirit and collaboration. I was closely supported by the members of my team, who were able to integrate and train me even in the specific context of the pandemic. I am a person who likes to get involved in the university community or in academic competitions, so it was only natural for me to become an ambassador. It’s a great opportunity to pass on my enriching internship experience and the firm’s values that I consider important.

Majaliwa Byendimbwa

Majaliwa Byendimbwa - RCGT

Concordia

LinkedIn

This is my third internship at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the John Molson School of Business in the summer of 2020 and I am currently in the Graduate Diploma in Chartered Professional Accountancy (CPA) program on a part-time basis.

I’ve been a Campus Ambassador since the summer of 2019 and this allows me to play an important role in starting the careers of many students. This responsibility also allows me to stay involved in the student community, which is very important to me. In addition, being supported and being able to develop my skills in a dynamic and professional environment contributes greatly to my enriching experience as an intern at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

Étienne Poulin-Leblanc

Étienne Poulin-Leblanc - RCGT

McGill

LinkedIn

I’m currently in my third internship at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, but my first time in the large corporation’s team.

Just like in football, which I played for several years, collaboration and teamwork are, in my opinion, the values that are crucial to a firm’s success, and that’s what you’ll find at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

As a campus ambassador, I will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and act as a liaison between you and the firm.

Christopher Mathieu

Christopher Mathieu - RCGT

Université Laval

LinkedIn

I’m originally from Val-d’Or in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. I’m ambitious, dedicated and like to make people laugh. I’m currently in the Graduate Certificate in Public Accountancy program at Université Laval.

Two things stood out during my first internship at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton: the work ambiance and the close relationship with the assurance team.

I was also impressed with my mentor’s and team members’ availability, attentiveness and open-mindedness. As an ambassador, my goal is to help you discover the firm and its values.

Ève Dupuis

Ève Dupuis - RCGT

Université Laval

LinkedIn

I graduated from Université Laval with Bachelor of Business Administration in the fall of 2020. I’m starting the Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting this winter so I can write the CFE in September 2021. I’ve completed three assurance internships in Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Québec City office, summer 2019, winder 2020 and summer 2020.

I am a positive and active person who loves the outdoors. In my role as ambassador, I represent Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in my university network and talk about my internship experience to promote a firm that highly deserves it.

Ludovic Martin

Ludovic Martin - RCGT

Université Laval

LinkedIn

I am a student-athlete member of the Rouge et Or volleyball team at Université Laval. I just completed my Bachelor of Business Administration in December 2020 and I am starting the Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting program in the winter of 2021.

I did two summer internships at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, which I really enjoyed thanks to the team spirit in the Québec City office and their friendly welcome. I was very pleased to accept the offer to be a campus ambassador because I want to pass on my positive experiences to future colleagues and I have great faith in Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s quality training.

Kristelle Rivard

Kristelle Rivard - RCGT

Université d’Ottawa

LinkedIn

I am a 3rd year accounting student at the University of Ottawa. I am starting my first co-op placement in assurance in the Ottawa office.

I had the pleasure of working at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton during the summer of 2019 and I am looking forward to working with an excellent team again.

My goal is to obtain my CPA designation and perhaps one day become a tax specialist. I like to get out of my comfort zone to experience and learn new things.

Alexandre Sévigny

Alexandre Sévigny - RCGT

UQAT

LinkedIn

I’m in the Graduate Certificate in Public Accountancy program and a campus ambassador for UQAT.

I’ve been a trainee at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton since the summer of 2018. I had the opportunity to work with the Val d’Or team right from my first undergrad year and carry out various assurance engagements. My adaptability, initiative and teamwork skills are certainly qualities that are required in future trainees.

My role as an ambassador is to showcase the firm to my fellow students, with an emphasis on the welcoming team, dynamic work environment and employment opportunities in the various departments.

Jade Brière

Jade Brière - RCGT

UQAT

LinkedIn

I’ve been an intern at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton for a few years now. I began my internship with the firm upon completing my accounting and management technical certificate.

Since then, I’ve been constantly learning within this team that doesn’t hesitate to pass on its knowledge and where colleagues help each other.

Also, as an ambassador, I listen to what people are looking for in order to target their preferences. With my experience within the firm, I am able to provide better advice on an internship with us.

Danika Huberdeau

Danika Huberdeau - RCGT

ESG UQÀM

LinkedIn

I’ve been an intern at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton since January 2019. I’ve completed eight and half months of internship and will go back after I finish my undergrad at the ESG-UQAM this summer before I start the Graduate Certificate in Public Accountancy-CPA.

I had the opportunity to work on several types of engagements during my internships in a wide range of sectors. Among others, I got the chance to work in Wemindji in the Far North, a really rewarding experience. I also worked on the annual T1 tax season. The friendly, supportive and collaborative spirit have always been important at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. I feel that, here, I can develop my full potential with the support of professionals in the field.

Valérie Lussier-Fortin

Valérie Lussier-Fortin - RCGT

ESG UQÀM

LinkedIn

Prior to accounting, I was in the Bachelor of International Economics and Development program at the University of Ottawa. In my second year, I began to doubt my choice and consulted a guidance counsellor. The verdict? Accounting, without any doubt. The following year, I began my Bachelor of Accounting at ESG with three goals in mind: to be part of the CPA committee, take part in an academic competition and do an internship at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

Now, in my last semester, I am proud to say that these three objectives have been accomplished. The last one was particularly close to my heart because, in my opinion, it is essential to work in an accounting firm that reflects who we are. Moreover, as a campus ambassador, I now have the opportunity to help Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton find exceptional candidates who fit in with the values of our great family.

Maxime Rousseau

Maxime Rousseau - RCGT

UQO (Outaouais)

LinkedIn

During my summer 2020 internship, I was able to work on compilation and review engagements as well as on some components of audit engagements. In my region, I was fortunate to be able to count on the invaluable help of my colleagues, managers and partners to learn the basics of the profession very quickly.

From the moment I set foot in the office, I knew I was going to be challenged. After my career change, finding the right fit was paramount for me and I feel that I belong here. My experience at the firm has reinforced my intention to continue the graduate certificate in public accounting program, earn my CPA designation and encourage my university colleagues to do the same.

Kim Pellerin

Kim Pellerin - RCGT

UQTR

LinkedIn

I completed a DEC-BAC in Trois-Rivières; a DCS at Cégep de Trois-Rivières and the Bachelor program at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. I’m currently in the Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting program at UQTR and plan to write the CFE in September 2021. I started my internship at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in the summer of 2020 and really enjoyed meeting the Trois-Rivières team. Right from the start, I felt I was part of the team, even in the virtual context.

An accurate picture of me: my little kitten! He’s full of energy and always ready for new adventures. I’ll be happy to introduce him to you at our virtual meetings.

In my role as ambassador, I’ll share my daily life at the firm, including recruiting events, and I’ll talk about other important aspects of my experience as an intern.

Magali Verville

Magali Verville - RCGT

UQTR

LinkedIn

I studied economics and finance and then switched to accounting. I’m currently in the Graduate Certificate in Public Accounting at UQTR. My first internship was at the Nicolet office in the summer of 2020. I enjoyed the experience because I had the opportunity to cover everything from compilation, review and audit assignments to tax.

At the Nicolet office, I met a great team that was always available to answer my questions. I’m a person who is at ease with people and able to create a climate of trust.

Alexandre Lavoie-Solaligue

Alexandre Lavoie - RCGT

UQAR – Lévis

LinkedIn

I’ve always been interested in math and numbers. Right from my first jobs, I noticed how competent and thorough practitioners are and I know this is what I wanted to strive for. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton allowed me to put the theory I learned in school into practice.

Auditing and accounting are perfectly suited to my personality. I’m a team player and even with teleworking, I never felt alone during my internship. Thanks to diversified assignments, I always feel that I’m contributing to something bigger and that our work has a significant impact.

Kimberly Bastien

Kimberly Bastien - RCGT

UQAR – Lévis

LinkedIn

At Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, every resource is at our disposal to perform well and ensure our success. My assurance internship allowed me to broaden my knowledge, increase my confidence in my abilities and refine my professional judgment. I have a varied background that includes a wide variety of work experiences, because I was a nurse before becoming an accountant.

Since I started at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, my colleagues have been welcoming and I have always felt at home. The Québec City team has become my second family outside of my internships. Being an ambassador at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has allowed me to come out of this experience with a sense of accomplishment.

Myriam Beaulieu

Myriam Beaulieu - RCGT

UQAR – Rimouski

LinkedIn

I have a DCS in natural sciences from Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup and am now in the last year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at UQAR in Rimouski.

I started my internship at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac office during my first year of the Bachelor program in May 2019. It was a very rewarding experience where I was supported and able to develop my self-sufficiency. I worked mainly on compilation engagements and on a few audits during my internship.

I am a reserved and serious person, but I know how to positively influence others and I believe this is why I was asked to be an ambassador.

Ariane Paquin

Ariane Paquin - RCGT

Université de Sherbrooke

LinkedIn

I am a family person! So, it was very important for me to be surrounded by colleagues with whom I am comfortable and that I trust. I immediately found this when I joined the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton family.

I was able to develop good relationships with my co-workers, which makes learning so much easier and more interesting.

As an ambassador, my goal is to demonstrate this facet of the firm to the student community. I have found a great family that cares about the well-being of its employees.

Guillaume Plante

Guillaume Plante - RCGT

Université de Sherbrooke

LinkedIn

I have a rather unusual background with a DEP in bodywork and a DEC in business management. I finally found my path during my Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. There are many reasons that I enjoyed my internship at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. The main ones are the variety of engagements, the family spirit as well as the trust placed in the interns. I’m someone who gets involved in my environment and I have strong interpersonal skills.

My role as an ambassador is to answer students’ questions and find people who will bring something new to the firm. I already made a bad choice of internship before my Bachelor of Business Administration and I believe that getting information before an internship is essential. This is why I want to share my experience with other students.

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Upon your arrival at our Firm as an intern, you will be assigned a coach whose role will be to support you throughout your internship period and for the duration of your career at our firm.

Your coach is a guide who will help you integrate your new team and support you while you perform the tasks assigned to you. You will benefit from your mentor’s experience while having the latitude and autonomy you need to develop professionally.

You can find out about two of these mentors in the videos below where they explain their crucial role in helping you shape your career. Enjoy!

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A firm like ours plays host to people with different backgrounds, interests, personalities and expertise. 

Félix-Antoine Ste-Marie, Tax Manager, talks about his career path and what drives him. 

How is your career path unique?

I don’t know if I’d say that my career path is unique. There are many lawyers who decide to specialize in tax! But, in an accounting firm, I believe that this background gives me a certain perspective that has definitely helped me progress.

I have a Bachelor of Law, I studied common law, I’m a member of the Bar and I have a Master of Tax. It was a long process that eventually led me here. I was hired as a Consultant. After a year, I was appointed Senior Consultant and the following year, Manager.

If I was able to quickly take on more responsibility, I think it’s because I “landed” in a firm that doesn’t curb advancement. With the right attitude, the desire to learn and the necessary technical skills, you move forward quickly.

In your opinion, what’s the key to success?

If there’s one thing to remember in any job, but especially in tax, it’s this: no one expects you to have all the answers.

In school, we study the basics, but in the field, it’s something else entirely. The source of a problem is not always obvious, and the solution even less so. We’re usually in grey areas. Clients—often business leaders—have objectives in mind, and our team must find the best way to achieve them, taking many parameters into account.

Through all this, I serve as a kind of interpreter, a bridge between law firms, the authorities and accounting. This is where belonging to a multidisciplinary firm becomes a major asset. I have access to a wide range of expertise and points of view that allow me to delve into the problem and come up with a solution that I wouldn’t have considered otherwise.

By drawing on the wealth of our collective knowledge, we can help our clients more effectively. And that’s always our goal: to support people who are passionate about their business so they can grow and prosper. Their passion is contagious and motivates me to constantly develop my skills and always do better.

So, here’s my advice to succeed: ask questions, believe in yourself, never hesitate to ask for help and surround yourself with colleagues who want to see you progress.

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The new social and professional landscape is driving people to broaden their horizons. The regions are gaining in popularity, particularly in eastern Quebec.

Periods of social upheaval are conducive to challenging one’s lifestyle. In June 2020, after a turbulent quarter, 41% of Quebecers said they were ready to change employers (Angus Reid survey). Greater openness to the new teleworking lifestyle also allows professionals to expand their options.

The appeal of wide-open spaces, combined with technological accessibility, are contributing to a resurgence of interest in settling in the regions, particularly in the territory covering the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie and Edmundston.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has positioned itself as a major employer that adapts to the needs of its environment and context in order to meet its people’s expectations.

What does it mean to work with us?

The regional experience aligns with the firm’s global vision and is based on the following principles:

Despite the distance, we are together virtually

Long before the pandemic, our teams were connected and equipped with state-of-the-art technology to respond to their clientele’s geographic and strategic context and regional, provincial and international networks.

For us, enjoyment and collaboration are essential

We are a united group. Our employees are known for their ability to listen to their clients, colleagues and collaborators. The team spirit that characterizes us is an important asset that contributes to successfully supporting our clients in the recovery of their business, safely and with agility.

Our successors are involved in the decision-making process

We believe that to see further as a professional also means having the opportunity to contribute to the development of the regional economic fabric, to participate in something greater. Our team makes room for young people, allowing them to get involved in various committees and progress quickly within their team.

We leverage differences

Within our firm, our service diversity and an appreciation for expertise make it possible for our staff to work on a wide range of files and client profiles and even explore career opportunities. The multitude of activity sectors in the territory is certainly reflected in the variety of our projects. Eligibility for subsidies means we have been able to help a significant number of companies from sectors particularly affected by the crisis.

Quality of life on a daily basis is our mantra

Flexible working hours, proximity to home, a long-standing absence of traffic, abundant nature, breathtaking scenery and teleworking are distinctive and valuable assets today.

Our regional signature is now part of a new setting, reflecting a whole new social and professional dimension. Our people convey the employer brand, discover them in our video clip and learn about their Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton experience. This unique moment illustrates the regional closeness that symbolizes the very essence of who we are: a firm with a human dimension.