Veterans Talent Program
We’re proud to be a military friendly employer and we recognize and appreciate the contributions of Canada’s veterans – during their time of service and beyond. As a leading bank in the Americas, where we’re guided by our purpose: "for every future", we have a diverse team reflecting many voices, opinions and backgrounds that all contribute to our successful business performance.
We value the unique skills and experiences that veterans can offer our team, and are proud to support them as they bridge their military career to civilian employment. We are also proud to have been recognized as the Most Supportive Employer in Canada, the top award presented by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC). As a veteran or reservist, you can complement the Scotiabank team with the strong skills, qualifications and professional development you have achieved through your military career.
Join our ranks
If you're a veteran interested in pursuing a career with Scotiabank, please view our current opportunities.
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!
A lesson in relationships serves one soldier-turned-banker well
Senior Financial Advisor and Corporal with the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa David Sutcliffe shares his experience in the Canadian Armed Forces and how the lessons he learned serving his country in Afghanistan has steered him in his career at the Bank.
Scotiabank’s Reservist soldiers tapped for COVID fight
Luis Castillo, Second Lieutenant in the 7th Toronto Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery and Senior Manager, Data Enablement, Platform Services, shares his story of assisting the Public Health Agency of Canada during COVID-19.
Spotlight on our Veteran Employee Resource Group
Our employee resource groups are dedicated to supporting and advancing the careers of current and former members of the armed forces at the Bank.
Our transition from a military career to civilian employment.
Learn about the experience of two Scotiabankers - Josh and Jesse - in their transition from military careers to civilian employment at Scotiabank.
What is it like to work here?
Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired), Canadian Special Forces Officer | Vice President, Operations
“Retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces after 25 years of service and joining the private sector was one of the most challenging decisions of my professional life. I served around the world as an Infantry and Special Operations Officer, which gave me the opportunity to work and live in many countries and experience a wide range of cultures, providing security to underprivileged people in remote parts of the world. Scotiabank understood the value of my international experience and my background of service to others. Daily I am afforded the opportunity to leverage all my leadership and planning abilities as I work with my teams to best support the Bank’s mission and our customers. After seven years with the Bank, I can say the fit with Scotiabank has been perfect and my transition from the Armed Forces to a civilian workplace was seamless.”
Sergeant | Team Lead, Talent Acquisition, Scotiabank
“Like many others, I joined the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves as a student, looking for adventure and a unique challenge. After 9 years of service, I felt ready to take on new types of challenges while maintaining my commitment to serve in the military. I was hired at Scotiabank as a Recruitment Consultant, leveraging the skills I had gained from having worked in recruiting within the Reserves. Initially, I wasn’t sure how my unconventional background would be viewed by employers in the private sector, however Scotiabank recognized and valued my experience. During my time in the military I have been fortunate to meet and work along-side some incredible people with wide-ranging backgrounds. In parallel, I have had the opportunity to work with great teams here at the Bank and have been able to leverage the leadership experience I gained within the Canadian Armed Forces. Finding that rare talent can be an organization’s biggest challenge and I’m happy to be part of a team that finds and recruits Scotiabank’s future leaders.”
Scotiabank encourages the recruitment of Veteran and Reservist talent through our involvement in community partnerships and participation in targeted recruitment initiatives.