People of Colour

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.

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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 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!

Our Awards

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

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

Ludmila Brown

International Banking - Senior Manager Policy

In 2000, I joined Scotiabank in my native country Dominican Republic. In 2011, I was offered a position in Toronto and opted to relocate to this country that I am now proud to call “home”. My leaders and coworkers have always encouraged me to speak out and express my concerns. I've also been given several resources to help me progress. I am grateful to work in such a stable and inspiring workplace!

Benzi Yeung

Wealth Management -  Investment Specialist

From an immigrant family and a visible minority, there has never been a company where I felt more supported than at Scotiabank. I have been recognized for my achievements and I have also met various personal objectives during the last 5 years at Scotiabank. I truly appreciate the culture that Scotiabank has established to guarantee that all employees, regardless of our diverse backgrounds, are respected.

Pooja Sevak

Wealth Management - Associate

My colleagues at Scotiabank have been extremely welcoming for the past five years. As an immigrant, a person of colour, and a woman, I am glad to have always felt at home in every space I have entered. I am proud of Scotiabank's diversity, inclusiveness, and employee equality initiatives. The company not only provides a secure environment but also promotes learning by respecting employees’ perceptions.

Dan Xu

Commercial Banking - Director & Group Lead

As a leader with many diverse identities, I am proud of being part of the Bank’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy. As part of the effort to build a winning team, I am committed to promoting best practices when interacting with employees, customers, communities, and all business partners. Our inclusion commitments will help remove barriers and build a stronger and more inclusive society. 

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