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Welcome to RITC 2019!

As participants for this year's competition, this area of the website is dedicated to you and your needs. We hope you find it informative and we look forward to seeing you in February.

If you need a visa to come to Canada, it is strongly recommended that you read the section "International Competitors - Visa" below.

Other Information

    Canada's visa laws have been undergoing changes in recent years, making the process to acquire a VISA longer than in the past. It is each individual competitor's responsibility to inquire if they need a visa to enter Canada, and to apply for one if necessary. Click here to find out if you need a visa. It is also recommended that all competitors from outside of Canada purchase travel health insurance.

    It can take up to six weeks to receive a visa, please apply as soon as you can.

    RITC is a professional business competition, so participants are expected to dress in either business casual or business formal attire. The exception is for the Quantitative Outcry case where competitors wear distinguishing clothing or uniforms (such as noticeable hats, jerseys, or trading jackets) in order to more easily distinguish team members in the trading pit.

    Please note, that the average temperature in Toronto in February is -8 degrees Celsius (15 degrees Fahrenheit). We suggest that you bring appropriate winter clothing, and that you check the weather forecasts before you pack for the competition.

    The host hotels for this year's competition are InterContintental Toronto Yorkville, Chelsea Hotel Toronto, and Kimpton Saint George. You may find booking information for special rates below.


    InterContinental Hotel

    The InterContinental Hotel offers a special rate of $249.00 CAD per night, plus applicable taxes, valid through February 5th, 2019. This rate is based on the Superior Room Category - Two Queen Bed Guestrooms or One King Bed Guestrooms, based on availability.

    For reservations please use the follow link: here, select "Book Now" in the upper right-hand corner, and enter your preferred dates between February 19 - 25, 2019. Ensure the code VYI is quoted. For any concerns, please contact Leticia Kruk at leticia.kruk@ihg.com.


    Chelsea Hotel

    The Chelsea Hotel offers a special rate starting at $145.00 CAD per night, plus applicable taxes, valid through January 18th, 2019. This rate is based on the Chelsea Rooms Category depending on availability.

    For reservations please follow this link: here or call toll free 1-800-243-5732 and mention you are participating in the 2019 Rotman International Trading Competition when booking with the hotel. For any concerns, please contact Yuliya Trybialustava at yuliya.trybialustava@chelseatoronto.com.


    Kimpton Saint George

    Kimpton Saint George offers a special rate of $229.00 CAD per night, plus applicable taxes, valid through January 2nd, 2019. This rate is based on the Kimpton Saint George Deluxe Rooms Category depending on availability.

    For reservations please follow this link: here or call 1-800-368-2544 or Kimpton's central reservation number at 1-800-KIMPTON and mention you are participating in the 2019 Rotman International Trading Competition when booking with the hotel. For any concerns, please contact Charlci Phillips at charlci.phillips@kimptonsaintgeorge.com.

    For more information about logging on to the University of Toronto wireless network, please click here. We will provide your team with a login and password to access to the U of T Wireless network at our registration table upon your arrival.

    This information is accessible through the sponsor portal. Please click here to access the login page.

The universities registered for RITC 2019 will be updated on this page within 1-3 business days of registration.

  • Babson College
  • Carnegie Mellon University Master of Science in Computational Finance
  • Fairfield University
  • LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome Department of Economics and Finance
  • Monash University
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business
  • Peking University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rutgers University Master of Mathematical Finance
  • Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
  • University College Dublin
  • Université Laval
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Warsaw Faculty of Economics Sciences
  • University of Waterloo


    The following represents the schedule for RITC 2018.

    We are very thankful to our sponsors for supporting RITC 2019, the competition would not be possible without their help! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors listed below.

    Main Sponsors - Gold Level

    For more information about our Main Sponsor, BP, please visit their website at www.bp.com


    For more information about our Main Sponsor, Bridgewater, please visit their website at www.bridgewater.com


    Case Sponsors - Silver Level

    For more information about our Case Sponsor, Flow Traders, please visit their website at www.flowtraders.com


    For more information about our Case Sponsor, MathWorks, please visit their website at www.mathworks.com