Black Professionals

We are committed to our employees and to the community in fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and Inclusion for every future.

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Scotiabank continues to work together with our communities to remove barriers, increase opportunities, and improve representation. We are committed in fostering an Inclusive Workplace, free of discrimination.

We recognize that building a more diverse workforce enables us to become a better Bank and a stronger partner in our communities. While our work to build a truly inclusive organization is never complete, we are committed to combatting racism and discrimination of all forms to enable better futures for its employees, customers and communities at large.

Scotiabank's renewed diversity strategy focuses on underrepresented employees, with annual milestones set to reach its diversity and inclusion goals in Canada, which include increasing visible minorities in senior leadership roles to 30 per cent or greater and increasing the representation of Black employees in senior leadership to 3.5 per cent, and the Black student workforce to 5 per cent or more, as stated in the BlackNorth CEO Pledge.

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How we’re driving for equality for every future

Scotiabank’s inclusive culture provides an environment where diverse people feel a sense of belonging. We’re stronger together – for our employees and for our customers around the world!


Scotiabank reaffirms commitment to inclusion for every future. We will always stand by our choice to be inclusive and kind

President and CEO Brian Porter participates in the BlackNorth Initiative Summit

Black History Month: Representation Matters

To mark Black History Month, we caught up with a few Scotiabankers to find out more about why representation matters to them and what their hopes are for the future!

Spotlight on our Black Employee Resource Group

The Black Employee Network advances the inclusion by providing opportunities and creating a pipeline of diverse talent throughout the organization.

Employee Resource Groups

Scotiabank has many Employee Resource Groups that operate globally and focus on advancing gender inclusion. Members are committed to educating and empowering Black employees by supporting their personal and professional growth

Our Awards

Building an inclusive workplace is our ongoing commitment and we’re proud of the work we have done but we know there’s still work to do

What is it like to work here?

It’s our goal to empower every future by creating a workplace where everyone can perform at their very best. We attract and develop the very best diverse talent and build an environment where employees can thrive and belong.

Fatima Barry

Branch Manager 
- Retail Banking

"Since 2005, Scotiabank has allowed me to leverage my skills and grow professionally in different levels and environments. It’s fantastic to see Black Professionals across the Bank in numerous roles from Management to customer-facing roles.:"

Williams Mambe

Senior Investment and Personal Banking Specialist - Retail Banking

"I can surely affirm that Scotiabank's culture promotes inclusion in recognizing the diverse backgrounds of its employees and customers by creating a welcoming environment for all. The bank also fosters a respectful work atmosphere and offers equal possibilities for professional progression."

Marie-Guerda Nazaire

Branch Manager 
- Retail Banking

"Scotiabank is a stimulating and unifying environment where everyone, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, can grow and achieve their aspirations. As a black female, I found my place and I certainly intend to continue my journey to new heights."

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