Newcomers to Canada

It is our great pride to have talent from a variety of countries. We support and value multiculturalism and diversity for every future.

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

As one of the world's most multicultural countries, Canada derives strength from the diversity of its people.  

At Scotiabank, a culture of inclusion is at the heart of our Global Community of Scotiabankers. We value the diversity of thought and perspective that employees who are new to Canada can offer our team, this diversity is critical to the way we work and collaborate at Scotiabank.

Community Partnerships

Stronger Together

Scotiabank continues to build a support system for newcomers to Canada. The Bank works with partners to integrate skilled immigrants into the workplace while offering Scotiabankers the opportunity to develop skills in coaching, leadership, and cross-cultural competencies.

How we’re driving 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!

The Newcomers Series: Meet Helena, a newcomer to Canada from China!

The Newcomers Series: Meet Helena, a newcomer to Canada from China!


Learn more about her journey at Scotiabank Business Banking Credit Risk Data & Analytics and how her team won two data visualization championships.

Meet Paulo, a newcomer to Canada from Peru

The Newcomers Series: Meet Paulo, a newcomer to Canada from Peru!

Learn more about his journey at Scotiabank International Banking and how he was recently recognized for the Best of the Best employee award.

Meet Camila. Discover her inspiring experience

Meet "Camila".  Discover her inspiring experience at Scotiabank


Learn how Scotiabank supports people of colour from one of our Hispanic employees.

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 diverse talent and build an environment where employees can thrive and belong.


Home Financing Advisor 
- Retail Banking

"Scotiabank has a culture built on respect that recognizes the unique talents of everyone within the teams. As a newcomer to Canada, I joined Scotiabank as a Home Financing Advisor five years ago. I take every day as an opportunity to learn and grow. Scotiabank is a respectful workplace where pursuing a challenging and fulfilling career is possible while remaining connected to the community and culture."

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Senior Manager
- Global Compliance Testing 

I joined Scotiabank in 2008 as a recent graduate in a foreign country. Scotiabank provided me with my first job opportunity in Canada. I've learned and developed a variety of skills over the years, and I'm grateful to have found wonderful mentors. I am proud to be a member of the Scotiabank family, which has celebrated my personal and professional milestones." 

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Financial Advisor
- Retail Banking

"As a newcomer to Canada, I was uncertain about how to begin my job search. I was introduced to Scotia by a Mentor and Volunteer at an Immigration services agency. From the hiring process, it was evident that Scotia had a welcoming culture and people-centric approach. My managers and colleagues are from different cultures. They're welcoming and accept each other's differences."

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