People of Colour Talent Program
Advancing Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Scotiabank continues to work together with our communities to remove barriers, increase opportunities, and improve representation. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace, free of discrimination.
We recognize that building a more diverse workforce enables us to become a better bank and a stronger partner in our communities. While our work to build a truly inclusive organization is never complete, we are committed to combatting racism and discrimination of all forms to enable better futures for its employees, customers and communities at large.
Scotiabank's renewed diversity strategy focuses on equity deserving groups, with annual milestones set to reach its Diversity and Inclusion goals in Canada, which include increasing visible minorities in senior leadership roles to 30 per cent or greater. We remain more committed than ever to empowering inclusion and opportunity, for every future.
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 customers across our global footprint!
Scotiabank reaffirms commitment to inclusion for every future.
We continue to foster a workplace that is free of discrimination and provides equal access to opportunity for People of Colour.
Employee Resource Groups
Scotiabank has many Employee Resource Groups that operate globally and focus on advancing diversity, inclusion, and opportunity for all.
Spotlight on our Middle Eastern Network Employee Resource Group
Learn more about our Middle Eastern Resource Group – one of our newer ERGs at Scotiabank!
Building an inclusive workplace is our ongoing commitment and we’re proud of the work we have done, but we know there is 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.
Associate Director, Global Finance & Co-Chair, China Banking Network
“As a first-generation immigrant, I came to Canada believing that it is a place I would feel safe and supported. In the last 14+ years working for Scotiabank, I have been given many opportunities to grow as a professional and as a person. Being an active member of the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), I have seen how employees from diverse backgrounds come together to celebrate our commonalities, as well as out differences. It truly makes the Bank stronger as one winning team.”
Project Control Officer & Co-chair, Middle Eastern Network ERG
"As a woman with many intersectionalities (Woman, Immigrant and Person of Color), when I joined Scotiabank, I realized the importance of being part of an organization that committed to empower women and promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Each day, I have the opportunity to be myself and flourish in a safe and supportive environment, and more importantly, be part of the change that I want to see in my workplace and in the world!”
Director, Financial Accounting, Reconciliation and Regulatory & Chair, South Asia Network ERG
“I’m proud of Scotiabank’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion through fostering an environment where employees feel valued, irrespective of who they are, and are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. Scotiabank has given me the opportunity to educate myself with experiences that differ from mine. The Bank has raised my awareness and sensitivity about other cultures, enabling me to adopt bias-free practices and inclusive values while hiring, promoting and supporting my team. I feel appreciated and have learnt to appreciate others.”