Indigenous Talent Program

As a leading bank in the Americas, Scotiabank continues to create a diverse workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across Canada and value the unique perspective that our Indigenous employees provide to strengthening these relationships.

Our Indigenous Hiring Program has been designed to ensure applicants have a customized recruitment experience that provides additional support and insight to what life is like as a Scotiabanker. We strive to match candidates like you, with positions that provide opportunities for growth and reflect your business interests. Through this program, we put emphasis on removing barriers to ensure you can feel confident in pursuing your career at Scotiabank.

This program does not end at your recruitment experience! Upon acceptance of your position within Scotiabank, you will be welcomed to the Scotiabank’s Indigenous community and will have the opportunity to connect with other First Nations, Inuit and Metis Scotiabankers and their allies. 

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While this process is customized for applicants that self-identify as First Nations, Inuit and/or Metis, self-identification is completely voluntary. We understand that many people are at different points of their cultural journey and we welcome all who feel comfortable to highlight their identity to our team.

Our goal with this program is to find the right career path for you, based on your area of interest and skills.

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Spotlight on our Indigenous Employee Resource Group

How working for Scotiabank has enabled Jessica McKenzie to have a deeper connection to her First Nations heritage

Frequently asked questions

Yes. Our Employee Resource Groups (or ERGs) are groups of Scotiabankers who share a common interest, background or goal. They are the grassroots voice of our people, amplifying our diversity. ERGs provide a way to connect with others, share experiences and discuss issues that are important to you. They’re also an excellent way to network with Scotiabankers who you might not typically meet.

As a Scotiabank employee, you can join any ouf our ERGs that include our Enviornmental and Climate Action ERG and Indigenous ERG. Scotiabank’s Indigenous ERG is made up of Inuit, Metis and First Nations employees and their allies. Our ERG members are empowered to drive inclusion at all levels of the Bank and strengthen connections between our employees and the communities we serve. 

As a highly diverse company, we know that an inclusive environment for employees and customers helps everyone achieve their best. An inclusive workplace allows for fresh ideas and different perspectives to drive change in how we do business.

Each employee receives support and training to develop the skills to be successful in their role. Our thoughtfully designed training program incorporates team touch bases with your on-boarding class and supportive working sessions with a teammate to develop your skillset.

Upon acceptance of your new role at Scotiabank, you will also be welcomed into the Indigenous community at Scotiabank when you apply through our Indigenous Talent Program. 

We partner with community organizations and educational institutions that share our commitment to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace. Our employees are our strongest ambassadors in local communities and employee participation is an essential component of our global philanthropic efforts. 

Once you create a profile, your application is considered active until you ask us to deactivate it.