Diversity and Inclusion

Our most important investment is the one we make in our people.

We're for every future.

Imagine a world where everyone was exactly the same. No one would ever expand their horizons or consider new perspectives (and it would be pretty dull, if you ask us). We believe in a different kind of world – one where differences are celebrated. That’s the kind of environment you’ll find at Scotiabank.

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Life at Scotiabank

Grow in an environment to thrive

Our most important investment is the one we make in our people. Our customer focus starts with taking care of our employees around the world. That’s why we work to grow and diversify talent and engage employees in a performance-oriented culture.

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Employee Resource Groups

Scotiabank actively supports Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) – grassroots initiatives that celebrate our diversity and foster inclusion. ERGs span diverse gender identities, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, veterans and allies. By getting involved with grassroots initiatives we can all foster inclusion.

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Scotiabank reaffirms commitment to inclusion for every future. We will always stand by our choice to be inclusive and kind. 

President and CEO Brian Porter participates in the BlackNorth Initiative Summit

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Women leading the way through the crisis

As we mark International Women’s Day, we spoke with four women executives about the challenges of leading a team through the pandemic and how they overcame them.

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Spotlight on our Black Employee Resource Group

Learn how Molara and Vernette, two Scotiabankers, are supporting Black employees throughout the organiation and community.

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Banking should be easy. For everyone.

We’re committed to building a stronger and more inclusive society for everybody, every ability, and every future. Not just today, but every day.

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Women have been calling for equality for over a century

Scotiabank is committed to dismantling the barriers faced by women, so future generations won’t have to say it again.

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When everyone can be their whole self, we all thrive.

Scotiabank is fostering opportunities for LGBT+ communities by investing in charities and building inclusive workplaces.

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Unlock your potential

We know what you’re capable of. At Scotiabank, every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are and, embraced for their differences. We value your unique life experiences and perspectives and we welcome you to bring your whole self to work.

Indigenous Peoples

We value your unique life experiences and insights – that’s why we offer customized support to applicants.

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Veterans & Reservists

We thank you for your service, and welcome your leadership. We’d be happy to support you as you transition to the private sector.

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Newcomers

We welcome you, and we’re eager to hear about your unique perspectives and life experiences.

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People with Disabilities

We are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. You can also get customized support when you apply.

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Women

Women have been calling for equality for years. We are committed to dismantling the barriers faced by women.

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Black People

We are committed in fostering an inclusive workplace, free of discrimination for Black People.

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LGBT+ Communities

We foster an inclusive environment where employees of the LGBT+ communities and their allies feel safe, valued and respected. We advance the inclusion of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expression.

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People of Colour Talent Program

We continue to advance an inclusive workplace that is free of discrimination and provides equal access to opportunity for People of Colour.

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