How COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is impacting hiring at Scotiabank

During these unprecedented times, we’re working to keep our employees and candidates safe and informed. For the latest information related to COVID-19 and how we are leveraging our digital capabilities to continue our recruitment processes visit our FAQ below.


Yes, Scotiabank continues to hire based on the requirements of our businesses. Please visit our career sites for the latest job postings in your country of interest.

Your recruiter or hiring manager will be in touch with you regarding any changes. In-person interviews will be changed to be phone in most cases or video based, depending on the technology available and your personal situation.

Your application will be considered for any open roles you’ve applied to. However due to new procedures put in place for employee health and safety, as well as business continuity, the process may take longer than usual.

Your application will follow our regular recruiting process, with the strongest candidates selected to move on in the interview process. If you are selected to participate in an interview, it may be phone or video based.

We recognize that video interviews may be new to some candidates. If you’ve ever used Skype video or Google Hangouts, it will be a similar experience.

Scotiabank recruiters will mostly use Skype for video interviews.

You can download Skype here:

You may want to practice with a friend or colleague to get comfortable with participating in a video interview. Some tips for video interviewing can be found here:

Given the current environment, there may be delays to complete background checks and you may be asked to provide additional information. Start dates may be impacted, and your Talent Acquisition Consultant will provide information and updates as required. It’s important to note that anyone who is currently employed should not resign until we have confirmed a start date.

Congratulations on your new role! Your recruiter or hiring manager will reach out to you with any changes that may occur to your start date or to any requirements to go to a physical location.