Indigenous Talent Program

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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Tell us about yourself

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.

Search opportunities to join our team

What brings people here?  Well for starters, a positive, passionate, performance-driven culture, opportunities for growth, and the forward-thinking values of a global organization.

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!

Spotlight on our 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 in shaping each of our lives


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. By providing a forum for employees who are passionate about the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples and partnering with local Indigenous organizations, the Indigenous Network is advancing employee's awareness and knowledge of Indigenous inclusion in Canada

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

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