SOAR: Indigenous Peoples Development Program

Graduating students

Program Length: 24 months


SOAR is Scotiabank’s brand new 24 month development program designed exclusively for Indigenous Peoples completing post secondary education.  Our new graduate rotational programs provide the coach-supported opportunities to learn, practice, and apply the skills required to succeed at Scotiabank. We recognize the important contributions and perspectives that Indigenous Peoples provide our society and are committed to removing systematic barriers that have, in the past made it difficult for Indigenous Peoples to obtain meaningful careers in banking.

This program was designed to incorporate the teachings of many nations across Turtle Island to provide a culturally welcoming and supportive environment. When you begin your journey at Scotiabank, we will work with you to understand your interests and will find the best career journey to align with your skillset. Whether it be public speaking, community involvement, or those excel spreadsheet formulas, this program will create a pathway to a long-term career with Scotiabank.

SOAR: Indigenous Peoples Development Program

Does this sound like you? 

  • You identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada)
  • You’re interested in a career within the financial industry
  • You want to learn about various areas within the bank
  • You’re interested in having an impact with your peers and community
  • You want a culturally safe and supportive environment that helps you thrive to achieve your goals
  • You are in your final year of an apprenticeship, certificate, diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree

What to expect

Dependent on which program is best suited for you, you will be placed within full-time employment and complete various rotations within one line of business (Technology, Global Banking & Markets, Canadian Banking, 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, lunch & learns, and internal career fairs. 

While participating in your core curriculum, you will also have many opportunities to participate in cultural programming. You will come out of the program with an enhanced skillset and a deeper connection to the organization and your peers.

Here’s how to apply

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