Veterans & Reservists

We value the talent advantage Veterans and Reservists can offer our teams. We are proud of their experience and are committed to providing them with opportunities for every future.

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.

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 Remembrance Day, November 10th 2022, Scotiabank Centre

Learn about the Canadian Veterans ERG at Scotiabank


We engaged with an ERG member who informed us about the group's mission and recent developments.

A lesson in relationships serves on soldier-turned-banker well

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

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 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.

Community Partnerships

Stronger Together

Scotiabank encourages the recruitment of Veteran and Reservist talent through our involvement in community partnerships and participation in targeted recruitment initiatives.

What is it like to work here?

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‪Vice President, Operations - 
OCS Operations

“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 customers. After 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.”

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Director, Canadian Operations - 
OCS Operations

“I joined the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves as a student and was hired by Scotiabank upon graduation. Scotiabank has always valued my military experience and has leveraged the qualities and skills that I brought to the table. I am proud to work for an organization that appreciates the unique abilities, strategic thinking, talent and diverse backgrounds that Veterans have to offer.” 

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Manager, Canadian Benefits Administration 
- Global HR Operations & Digitization

“The Veterans ERG has given me an opportunity to take part in great events, promoting and recognizing Veterans during their time of service and beyond as key contributors within their employment with Scotia. Currently as a Reservist, Veterans complement the Scotiabank team with strong skills, leadership and competencies. I’m proud to be a Veteran, and having an employer who truly supports this group.”

Join our ranks

If you're a veteran interested in pursuing a career with Scotiabank, please view our current opportunities.

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