LGBT+ Communities

We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where every LGBT+ employee feels empowered to reach their fullest potential. We drive equality for every future

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

At Scotiabank, we strive to advance an inclusive culture where every employee is enabled to reach their fullest potential, thrive and belong. All individuals are respected for who they are, and differences and similarities are embraced. We provide accessible and inclusive resources for our employees and communities to connect, learn and develop.

We believe that by building an environment where employees can thrive, and developing and attracting diverse talent, that we empower every future and create a workplace where everyone can perform at their very best. We recognize that each of us holds a diverse range of intersecting identities, such as race, disability, ethnicity, religion or creed, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and more.

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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!


Learn about the Canada Pride ERG Chapter at Scotiabank


We spoke with some ERG members who informed us about their purpose and recent developments.

CGLCC names Scotiabank National Corporation of the Year

This award acknowledges Scotiabank's support of Canada's LGBT+ community, as well as the work it does to enable the development of LGBT+ businesses and professionals.

Scotiabank furthers commitment to Human Rights as it becomes the first Canadian bank to adopt the UN Global LGBTI Standards for Business

Scotiabank is committed to being an inclusive employer and an advocate for women and members of the LGBTI community.

Employee Resource Groups

Scotiabank has many Employee Resource Groups that operate globally and focus on advancing inclusion. Pride’s mission is to enable, engage and energize team members around LGBT+ initiatives in order to create an inclusive and supportive environment for employees, customers, allies, and LGBT+ communities.

Scotiabank adds gender affirmation coverage to benefits for employees in Canada and U.S.

Scotiabank will offer coverage for enhanced gender affirmation procedures for eligible employees and their dependents.

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.


Director, Diversity Equity & Inclusion - Business Banking

"As a member of the community, identifying as a Gender non-Conforming person, I am so proud to work for Scotiabank. In all my years in a workplace, I have never experienced an organizational commitment to listening, learning and acting to bring forward real change. For the first time in my career, I am authentically my whole self, respected to bring a voice and to support our efforts to bring forward change."


Senior Manager, Scotia Academy & Enterprise Learning Programs - Global Learning Academy

“True story – I came out to my boss at Scotiabank before I came out to my own family. That’s how safe and accepted I have felt since my first week almost 9 years ago. Working here has been such a positive experience for me! I’ve always felt like I can be myself, and I feel empowered to bring and do my best every day. I’ve been able to thrive and advance without ever having to hide my true, authentic self; I’ve developed meaningful relationships, and have continued to learn how to be a better ally."


Senior Consultant - Talent Acquisition

" As a gay, gender non-conforming, Iranian, immigrant, and person of colour, I was immediately welcomed at Scotiabank with open arms. I felt supported, and seen, and was able to bring my authentic self to work every day. The bank provided me with all the tools and a safe space to be involved in various enterprise-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. I am happy and grateful to work for an organization that helps me give back to the intersectional communities that I belong to."

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