Commercial Banking for Interns and Co-ops

Undergraduate, Masters, and MBA co-ops and internships
Fall (September to December), Winter (January to April), Summer (May to August)


Our Commercial Banking group is a part of Canadian Banking, our largest business line, by revenue. The co-op terms and internships within this area are designed to prepare students for our Commercial Accelerate Program after graduation. This is an exciting group, with many interesting areas to explore, including Distribution, Real Estate, Roynat Capital, Agriculture, Leasing, and Global Risk Management.

During your term, you'll get an early look at the fundamentals of financial analysis and risk assessment, while learning from leaders who manage clients of all sizes. You'll receive training to create proposals that will help your clients meet their financial and business goals. This hands-on experience is an accelerated learning platform that will provide more knowledge and experience in one term than most people receive in four years of post-secondary studies.

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Does this sound like you? 

  • You're currently studying towards your business or commerce degree

  • You’re part of a formal co-op program, or want to arrange your own (like an internship)

  • You’re a curious, competitive critical thinker who thrives while collaborating with others

  • You have the problem-solving skills to go with your maturity, making you adaptable to many situations

  • You're ambitious and want to grow your career quickly while managing clients and relationships every day

  • You like to be challenged and are constantly learning

  • What to Expect

    Our Commercial Banking students have an exclusive sneak peek at our Commercial Accelerate Program during their co-op term, and begin nurturing a relationship with our dedicated Program Manager. This program also includes a bank-wide orientation to enable our students to learn more about Scotiabank and have access to senior leadership across the organization. There’s a huge social component during your time with us. Evenings out, lunch & learns, and internal career fairs are all part of it. You’ll have access to skill-building modules, as well as challenging work-integrated learnings  - all of which come together to create a stimulating environment where you will have the chance to thrive. We want you to be a sponge and take it all in, bring your great attitude, always be your true self, and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. This is your time to shine.

    How to Apply

    Check the postings in your school’s career portal, with your career centre, or visit our student jobs page