Persons with Disabilities

A culture of Inclusion is the heart of our Global Community of Scotiabankers

It is who we are and who we aspire to be.

We value the unique abilities each employee brings to the workplace and are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. We strive to deliver a seamless, consistent and rewarding employment experience globally by developing policies and programs based on shared global principles. To serve you better, we have provided 2 options through which to apply for a career at Scotiabank. Choose the one that works best for you. Unlock your potential, find a career that's right for you.

Select your option:

Option 1:

  • Are you interested in applying for careers at Scotiabank?

  • You do not want to disclose your affiliation to an Employment Equity designated group.

Please visit: to apply

Option 2:

  • You would like to identify yourself as a Person with a Disability* and ensure your application is submitted to the Diversity Recruitment team.

Please visit: "Access your Career" to apply

Having technical difficulty applying?

Please complete the Technical Support Form, to help us troubleshoot your technical issue

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Am I required to disclose my disability prior to my interview?

Scotiabank is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible candidate and employee experience. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs.

2. What accommodation do you provide when I'm an employee?

Scotiabank's Accommodation in the Workplace Policy outlines the process for any employee who requests accommodation. You will work with a workplace accommodation specialist to determine your individual reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of your job.

3. How long do you keep my application?

For information about our application process please visit Careers FAQ's

4. Does Scotiabank have a peer support network for employees with disabilities?

Yes. We support the creation of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as a forum for employees to meet, network and communicate about issues in the workplace that impact them. More importantly, they help create a sense of community and provide an opportunity to be involved directly in shaping our global culture of inclusion at Scotiabank. Scotiabank Diversability Alliance (SDA) is an ERG for employees who are passionate about issues that face persons with disabilities in the workplace.

5. Does Scotiabank help create an inclusive culture in the community?

Yes. We partner with community organizations and educational institutions that share our commitment to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace.

Scotiabank proudly supports:

For details visit

6. Where can I find more information on Scotiabank's commitment to employment of persons with disabilities?

Please visit Person with Disabilities page under D&I, Employment Equity

7. When will I be contacted?

Submitting your resume through the Access Your Career microsite is not an application to a specific job. Your resume will be reviewed by the diversity recruitment team and you will be contacted should your qualifications match available opportunities

Experience some of our amazing career stories for yourself.

"The best advice I can offer new employees with disabilities is that Scotiabank will hire people based on their abilities and will give them what they need to achieve their potential. "
Mark Lamoureux, Director, Corporate Banking, Global Mining at Scotiabank

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Disabilities can be visible or non-visible.

In order to assist you, a few examples have been provided as a guide only.

This is not a comprehensive listing:

  • Physical/Mobility - arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, polio, dwarfism, amputation, paraplegia, quadriplegia, need for canes, braces, walker, wheelchair, facial disfiguration.

  • Psychiatric/Mental Health - schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, depression or anxiety requiring treatment.

  • Sensory - blind, visually impaired, Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing, partial sightedness not correctable by glasses.

  • Communication - stutter, autism.

  • Learning - dyslexia, attention deficit disorder.

  • Intellectual - Down's syndrome.

  • Non-visible physical condition - brain injury, cancer, Crohns disease, colitis, diabetes, epilepsy, hemophilia, HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS).