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.
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!
Learn more about her journey at Scotiabank Business Banking Credit Risk Data & Analytics and how her team won two data visualization championships.
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.
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."
Senior Risk Manager
- Global Compliance, IB
"Scotiabank was my first employer in Canada. When I started, I described it as "a match made in employment heaven," given what the Bank and I were looking for. Several reasons make me want to continue such as the work environment and great people. I help to enhance the bank's compliance programs which gives me a sense of fulfillment. Scotiabank continues to do an outstanding effort to raise awareness for diversity and inclusion."
- 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. I work to assist my clients in setting up financial plans and achieving their goals."