Newcomers to Canada

Our commitment to the inclusion of diverse people and perspectives encourages uniqueness 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.

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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.

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International Banking - 

Originally from Peru

“Scotiabank embraces diversity, it is embedded in its culture. As a first generation immigrant, I was looking for a place that champions my international background, my native language, my willingness to work with people from different countries, and even accept my non-Canadian accent. I found all of this at Scotiabank.”

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Collections Strategies & Analytics - Originally from Ukraine

“Scotiabank was my first job in Canada, it was a new country, a new job, a new industry. Making some great contributions to the team, I was able to progress fairly quickly and was promoted after one year and a half in my role. I am now leading my own team and proud to be a people manager, this is  a new stage of my professional life.”

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Credit Information Systems - Originally from China

“Five years ago, I came to Canada filled with excitement and uncertainty as I completed my MBA. Everything was new, it was intense at first but an amazing journey. After graduating, I joined Scotiabank as a Global Risk Management Rotational Associate. Working with supportive people helps me learn and grow every day.”

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.

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