SOAR: Development Program for First Nations, Inuit & Métis Peoples

Graduating students across Turtle Island


Tansi, Aaniin, Boozhoo – greetings! We acknowledge that there are many other ways to greet and connect, and we invite you to share them with us when we come together!

Are you someone who identifies as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit and is currently pursuing a post-secondary education? If you answered yes to this question, then this extraordinary opportunity may be just for you! SOAR is our development program that enhances the associates & analysts experience within a TILT (Talent Incubators for Leaders of Tomorrow) program by providing a culturally welcoming and supportive environment. We recognize the important contributions and a two-eyed seeing approach that Indigenous Peoples provide our society and are committed to removing systematic barriers that have made it difficult for Indigenous Peoples to obtain meaningful careers in banking.

Embracing a spirit of growth and learning, our graduate rotational programs offer a supportive network of mentors who will guide you on your path. These programs empower you with the necessary skills, allowing you to thrive within the spaces of Scotiabank, Tangerine, and our vibrant communities. When embarking on your journey, we take the time to understand your passions and interests, ensuring that we find the most fitting career trajectory that aligns with your unique talents. Whether it involves the art of public speaking, engaging in community outreach, or mastering the intricacies of Excel spreadsheet formulas, this program serves as a ladder towards a fulfilling career with Scotiabank and Tangerine.

Does this sound like you? 

  • You identify as First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
  • You’re interested in a variety of career opportunities within the financial industry.
  • You want to participate in cultural programming to reflect Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
  • You want to learn about various areas within the bank.
  • You’re interested in having an impact with your community and peers.
  • You are in your final year of an apprenticeship, certificate,  diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree.

What to expect

Our recruiters, like skilled weavers, will join hands with you to weave your interests and skills into the most fitting program. Depending on which program aligns best with you, you will be welcomed into the embrace of full-time employment, embarking on a transformative journey through various rotations within a specific line of business (Technology, Global Banking & Markets, Strategic Functions, etc.). You will have the constant support of program managers who will help navigate you through your program which will entail peer networking, 1:1 mentorship, masterclass workshops, and lunch & learns.

You will have numerous chances to participate in cultural activities with SOAR associates from across Turtle Island as you work through the basic curriculum. While the length of your individual programs may be anywhere from 12 to 24 months, SOAR will last for two years. In addition, through our Indigenous Network, you can make connections with other Indigenous people who work at Scotiabank. Therefore, you will not only get a more robust skill set but also deepen your ties to yourself, the program, and your peers after a successful program completion.

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Here’s how to apply

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