Global Banking and Markets Co-op Opportunities

Right for you if:

  • You are looking for an exciting, challenging and unique co-op placement
  • You are interested in starting a career in financial markets
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Careers in GBM

Everyone wants to be successful. To win big deals. But, the key to making it happen is knowing what your strengths are and how to develop them. At Global Banking and Markets division of Scotiabank, we are successful because of our unwavering commitment to working and learning together.

Our goal is to provide co-op students with a valuable learning experience and great networking opportunities. Co-op positions are available at our Toronto, Montreal and Calgary locations for a January, May, and September start. For students wanting to pursue a career in Scotiabank’s Global Banking and Markets team, the co-op experience will prove to be a great leap!

We hire co-op students in the following areas of Global Banking and Markets:

  • Corporate Banking
  • Equity Research
  • Investment Banking
  • Sales & Trading

Students who perform exceptionally well may be selected for a subsequent co-op term or for a full-time position in our Investment Banking Analyst/Associate Program or Sales & Trading Rotational Program.

It’s a demanding, fast-paced, exciting industry we’re in. See how far you can go and what’s possible for your career when you choose a Scotiabank opportunity. When it comes to your growth and success, we’re in this together.

Co-op students will:

  • Have access to the Global Banking and Markets Learning Program – frequent interactive learning sessions led by our experienced professionals.
  • Work closely with our experienced team of professionals to gain a deeper understanding of our products and services.
  • Work on a project where you will get the opportunity to expand your knowledge and network of a business area of your choice.
Watch the Meet Peter video Meet Peter Huffman
Manager in Corporate Credit – Oil & Gas

Peter joined Scotiabank in June 2009 after completing his MFE at the University of Toronto / Rotman School of Management. His undergraduate degree was in Management Economics in Industry and Finance. Peter completed the GRM Associate Program in February 2011 and is now a Manager in Corporate Credit – Oil & Gas, where he previously spent six months during the rotation program. In his role, Peter adjudicates loans and evaluates the creditworthiness of borrowers in sectors such as Exploration & Production, Pipelines, and Refining.

"The GRM Associate Program provided me with the training and practical experience required to succeed in risk management. After working in several departments with many experienced risk professionals and engaging my executive mentor, I was able to understand my career options and effectively shape my career path."
Watch the Meet Carrie video Meet Carrie Chai
GRM Rotation Program Associate

Carrie Chai joined the GRM Associate Program in January 2011 after completing her MBA at Schulich School of Business. Carrie earned her Master and PhD degrees in Management Science and Engineering in Mainland China, where she was originally from. Carrie's previous work experience includes building and overseeing the China Operations for a US-based multi-national company and Asian market development in Multicultural Banking, Scotiabank. Carrie just started her second rotation in GRM – Model Validation and Approval, the centralized department for the model risk management of the bank, where she assesses and validates the interest rate risk model for the bank's assets and liabilities management. In her first rotation in GRM – Hedge Funds, a specialized department managing the market and credit risk for the bank's hedge fund counterparties, Carrie completed one project in market risk analysis and evaluated the credit worthiness of various HF counterparties.

"The Program provides a great exposure to the management of different types of risk in the current unprecedentedly complex market. The journey to develop the different skill sets, to contribute and make impact in each rotation is challenging, but exciting and rewarding. The training from each professional team you get to work with, the support and advice from your VP mentor and the help from your peer buddy are just unbelievable. The unique culture and amazing people make Scotia the ideal organization to work for."
Watch the Meet Carrie video Meet Felicia Hsu
Market Risk Operations

Felicia Hsu joined the Global Risk Management Associate Program at Scotiabank after the completion of her MBA degree from the Rotman School of Management in 2009. She also holds a Computer Engineering degree from University of Toronto. During her rotations, she had the opportunities to rotate through Market Risk, the Basel Program Office, International Credit, and Corporate Credit. Felicia has now graduated from the program and currently works in Market Risk Operations conducting materiality studies relating to capital models and evaluating Basel and OSFI guidelines.

"The program far exceeded my expectations. I am thankful that senior management spent the time and effort to help foster my development, while fellow co-workers tirelessly worked to show me the ropes. I took advantage of hands-on opportunities: working on live deals, contributed to projects that represented the Bank, and created processes that made the Bank more efficient. I learned how the various pieces of the puzzle fit together and whenever any doubt existed, I knew exactly who to call.