We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace based on respect, support, and equality for every future.
Advancing Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
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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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!
Indigenous Resource Group
Learn about how our Indigenous ERG brings together employees who are passionate about Indigenous Peoples within both the Banks and the communities we serve
Self-identity has an important role
How working for Scotiabank has enabled Jessica McKenzie to have a deeper connection to her First Nations heritage
About Scotiabank: Diversity and Inclusion
Our most important investment is the one we make in our people. That’s why we work to grow and diversify talent and engage employees in a performance-oriented culture
Employee Resource Groups
The Indigenous Network supports the Bank's overall commitment to create an inclusive and accessible workplace for all employees.
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.
Senior Consultant -
“ I recently joined Scotiabank. What I appreciated most throughout the recruitment process was that the recruiter and management with whom I interviewed didn’t need to be convinced of my value and were genuinely interested in learning more about me. I am passionate about Indigenous representation and mending relationships between all Treaty Peoples, and I feel empowered by my team and management to foster that passion with Scotiabank. I know that with more Indigenous voices at the proverbial table, we will influence a better future for the next 7 generations and I am proud to be a part of this future for the Bank.”
Senior Manager, Inclusion for Indigenous Peoples - Campus Program
" Without the support of my community, I would have never brought my authentic self into everything I have done or connected with so many others who have had similar experiences. So, when I learned about the development of our new Indigenous Peoples Development Program, SOAR, I couldn't have been more excited to join a bank supportive of my culture. Throughout my time here, my team, my coworkers, and our leaders have consistently supported my work and let me be one of the voices for our communities. I am grateful for a workplace that has helped me champion change in everything I do.”
" It is no secret that banks have had a historically exclusionary relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Today, Scotiabank is a true ally of First Nation, Metis and Inuit employees, customers and communities. From day one of my employment, I have witnessed how Scotiabank consistently celebrates and honours the diverse perspectives of Indigenous talent. Real, sustainable change always begins from within and Scotiabank lives this truth by creating a safe and prosperous environment for Indigenous talent to thrive."