VelocITy Technology Development
Program for Interns and Co-ops

Undergraduate, Masters, and MBA co-ops and interns

Fall (September to December), Winter (January to April), Summer (May to August)


The name of the program says it all – VelocITy. This Technology Development Program is designed to provide your career with a rapid kickstart. You’ll spend several co-op terms and internships with us, starting as a program Intermediate (terms 1 and 2) to Senior (terms 3, 4 and 5). 

There’s a place for every type of student in the VelocITy program; the main requirement is your passion for technology, and we will provide you with as much exposure to leadership, technology, and innovative projects as you can take. There’s even a flex-term option, where you can rotate out of technology and into another area of the Bank (say, with one of our innovation partners; the Digital Factory or Tangerine), to ensure you receive a well-rounded experience. The VelocITy work-integrated-learning program provides you with an unprecedented development opportunity. Get ready to fast-launch your career.

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Does this sound like you? 

  • You're currently studying in a University Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) program, or you're just really good at technology

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

  • You’re creative, curious, adaptable, and a collaborative problem solver

  •  You're ambitious and want to move fast, while having the chance to learn as much as you can

  • You want to impact millions of people around the world

  • What to Expect

    Students in our VelocITy program all participate in an initiation process that includes an overview of Scotiabank and our technology. You'll work on projects that really matter, where you’ll constantly be a part of teams and scrums. You’ll have access to a dedicated program manager who provides constant mentorship, coaching, and development, and who will ensure your successful transition in and out of your terms, and preparing you to complete the program and launch your career when you graduate. Throughout the program, you'll also have exclusive access to senior management networking events, technical demonstrations, courses, learning, team-building opportunities, and a technical speaker series.

    Scotiabank's Information Technology and Solutions team enables all areas of the Bank with state-of-the-art tools, faster services, agile decision making, and innovative delivery of technical products and solutions. Your responsibilities might include data management, software development, network testing, database design, software design, as well as the management and administration of entire systems. Some of the most common technologies and frameworks include Java/J2EE, PEGA, Node JS, Angular, Python, Web Services, Knockout, Blockchain, Hadoop, and DevOps.

    In your final term of the VelocITy program, you’ll have an exclusive sneak peek at our IgnITion Associate Program  while starting to build a relationship with our dedicated IgnITion program manager.

    How to Apply

    Check the postings at your career portal at school or with your career centre and apply directly today.