Financial Advisor Careers

Building rewarding client relationships is at the heart of what we do. Join our team and help us create financial empowerment for every future.

Your career, your way

Our Financial Advisor career path was designed with you in mind.

Join an inclusive, respectful working culture where the employee experience is as important as the client experience. We aspire to create affirming and welcoming environments that help everyone to achieve success on their terms.

This role exposes you to all retail financial products so that you can broaden your scope and truly become a specialist in your field. It’s about tailored advice to meet client needs, not just hitting performance goals.

At Scotiabank, you are in charge of your professional development. Our Elevate program rewards you with career progression and competitive compensation. Employees advance based on reaching clear, objective milestones; no recruitment process required.

Get to know our Financial Advisor career path

At Scotiabank, every client has a dedicated advisor so you can focus on providing exceptional advice and service. No matter what your role is, we’ll set you up for success through our robust training programs, educational assistance, and ongoing learning support to continually develop your skills and knowledge.

Financial Advisor


Build trusted relationships and provide tailored advice and plans that enable your clients to achieve their goals and meet their needs for day-to-day banking, savings, mortgages, loans, and investments.

Senior Financial Advisor


Nurture strong, long-standing relationships and build comprehensive financial plans. Provide more complex advice, relevant insights, and financial planning with a full scope of solutions including tax-efficient strategies and business-focused advice. 

Financial Advisor, Investment and Retirement Planning 


Challenge yourself by specializing in complex investment and retirement solutions including wealth accumulation and estate planning. This credentialed financial planning role is an investment-focused salaried position with considerable bonus potential. 

Elevate your career


Our unique Elevate program provides a transparent and achievable development path for Financial Advisors.


Upon completing clear milestones, employees automatically advance to the next level and earn higher compensation. Best of all, you don’t need to wait for a vacancy to open up in your branch or change locations. We support you to continue deepening relationships with existing clients and colleagues.

Your success is our most important investment

Spotlight on Financial Advisor careers


Three of our Financial Advisors share what they love about their roles and why they chose Scotiabank to grow their careers.

The Advice+ difference


Learn more about our award-winning financial planning tools designed to help you put the client first.

An award-winning workplace


From the World’s Best Workplaces™, to innovation, wellness, diversity and so much more, explore why Scotiabank is a great place to work.

What is it like to work here?

At Scotiabank, we build and support leaders. We invest in you to be better, be inspired, and be empowered, so that together, we can lead the way to a better future.

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Financial Advisor

“The thing that always drew me towards this role is that my everyday routine is never the same, and I get to put a smile on someone’s face. Scotiabank has so many tools and resources to help employees grow. There is also an open-door policy here like no other. Seeing my leaders coach and share their vulnerability inspires me to do the same. These are leadership qualities that are hard to find and to experience them daily is refreshing.”

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Senior Financial Advisor

“Changing careers to the financial industry, I was greeted with a warm welcome when I joined Scotiabank. My manager is highly implicated in my progression and motivates me to reach my goals with words of encouragement, support, and regular development meetings. If you surround yourself with the right people, success is within your reach.” 

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Financial Advisor, Investment and Retirement Planning

“I have personally experienced a good work culture, extremely supportive managers, and a clear career progression path at Scotiabank. The guidance has always been to bring your best to work and not focus solely on sales or products. I also think the compensation and benefits are some of the best in the market. I place a lot of importance on work-life balance, team environment, and opportunities to grow, and I found it all in this role at Scotia.”

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“In my more than 25 years at Scotiabank, I've been proud to be part of a team that puts our clients first to help Canadians become better off for today and tomorrow. Our Financial Advisors play a key role in our branches across Canada, supporting our clients, their families, and our communities in reaching their financial goals through a broad range of advice, products, and services. Through the power of advice and relationship building, advisors help clients build a financial plan and achieve what deeply matters to them. Our team of advisors have the opportunity to grow at Scotiabank, supported by our unique career development programs that put the power in their hands to steer their own career path.”

John Doig - Executive Vice President, Retail Sales