June 21, 2017 9:43 am
Updated: June 21, 2017 7:00 pm

Royal Bank to slash 450 jobs, majority at head offices in Toronto-area

WATCH ABOVE: RBC to cut 450 jobs at GTA headquarters. Lama Nicolas reports.

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TORONTO – Royal Bank of Canada says it is cutting 450 jobs, primarily from its head office locations in the Greater Toronto Area as it tries to revamp its business in light of shifting client preferences.

The bank says it consolidates its business where needed in order to reinvest in areas such as digital, data, new technology and high-growth business areas.

RBC says in a statement that it is also making hundreds of other changes including promotions, transfers and the creation of new roles and teams.

READ MORE: RBC quarterly profit jumps 24 per cent

The lender says it will provide support to those affected by the changes, including career transition services and continued salary and benefits for a period of time.

RBC has more than 80,000 full- and part-time employees.

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