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Canadian Western Bank – Why Work For Us?


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CANADIAN WESTERN BANK (CWB) is the largest publicly traded Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada. We offer all the services you would expect, like business banking, personal banking and the opportunity to invest for your future.

But it's our shared perspective and focus on people that really set us apart. We believe long-term financial success is rooted in hard work. Our common sense approach and commitment to build strong banking relationships help us create and offer solutions to meet the unique needs of each client. 

CWB is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation.

CWB and its operating companies/divisions collectively offer services in the areas of banking, trust, insurance and wealth management, and are together known as Canadian Western Bank Group (CWB Group). 


Unique Opportunities.

Imagine working for a company where employees are valued as much as clients, communities and shareholders. Imagine working with colleagues that share your creativity, strong work ethic and desire to always do what’s right and what’s best. Imagine working within a culture built on respect and common sense thinking.

Imagine working for Canadian Western Bank Group (CWB Group). We pride ourselves on a unique approach to financial services: “Put people first and profitability will follow.” This philosophy has created an organization where employees don’t just imagine the possibilities; they create opportunity every day, for themselves and for our clients. Our people are given the chance to take a job and turn it into a career and a life that is both rewarding and fulfilling. 


Unique Culture.

Canadian Western Bank Group was started by two entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity to deliver financial services with a difference. They worked hard, persevered and at all times put customers and colleagues first.

Our approach today is no different. Our entrepreneurial spirit has created a workplace culture that puts a premium on respect, hard work and common sense thinking. Our culture not only supports what we do, it also shapes how we do it.

So what is it like to be a part of the CWB Group family? It’s an environment where every interaction with clients and each other is an opportunity to do more. It’s always thinking about how we can help the people around us; moving clients and colleagues forward. It’s going above and beyond when it’s not expected or required. It’s about the big and small gestures that make people feel good about their connection to our organization.

You will hear us say that our culture is like no other. It pervades how we work and grow our business. At CWB Group, we understand the power of doing what we have always done, but each time aiming higher, going farther and doing better.


Unique Path.

With our diverse range of partner companies and our expanding client base, we recruit more than bankers. While we have a full range of careers available for those interested in working in banking, trust, insurance, leasing or investment services, there are also many opportunities for those interested in marketing, information technology, human resources, operations management and other professions.

While some of our positions require previous financial services experience, CWB Group offers extensive training, and personal and professional development opportunities to allow you to advance in your career. We take pride in developing our people so you can continue on a career path tailored to your interests and needs.

A career with CWB Group is a dynamic, ongoing conversation between you and us, and our door is always open.


Unique People.

We want to work with people that look for and seize opportunity. We hire for attitude. We look for people who want to help grow a company through respectful and responsive service to clients. We want people who are eager to come to work each day and work hard when they are here. We need people who want to make a difference.

Whether you are currently working in the financial services industry or in an unrelated field, just out of school, returning to the workforce, or looking for a career change, CWB Group may be the place for you. We are looking for people ready to work, learn, grow and believe in our vision of service.

We seek people who care about the needs of others, enjoy taking time to make personal connections, and strive for professional and personal excellence. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, we focus on flexibly and creatively supporting our clients.

CWB Group is a progressive and fast-growing company that is proud to be one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers. We support rewarding, lifetime careers with opportunities for advancement, growth and work/life balance.

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Uve Knaak, Senior VP of Culture, Leadership & Succession Management, and Kelly Blackett, Senior VP, Human Resources, participate in CWB's frequent ‘donut days' that encourage employee camaraderie
Chris Fowler, President & CEO, and Angela Saveraux, Mgr., PR & Community Investment, celebrate CWB's $1.3M in donations to children's charities through The Greater Interest GIC campaign since 2008.
Teamwork is key at CWB Group. Our people genuinely care about their coworkers, and are always willing to help each other solve problems or find ways to provide better service to our clients!

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    I am proud to be a Canadian Western Bank employee!

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    Current Employee - Corporate Office  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Western Bank full-time for more than 8 years


    CWB is one of the finest organizations I have ever had the great pleasure to work for! The people who work here create a positive, welcoming environment which makes it easy to come to work each day.


    We are a growing company experiencing lots of change and advancement which some times makes it a bit difficult to keep up. However change is required to move forward and the organization does a great deal to help all the employees through the change.

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    Keep up the great work!

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Canadian Western Bank.

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    I was recruited into this position - the interview process was professional, detailed and comfortable. I met with three senior leaders who were interested in sharing themselves and the company as well as allowing me to express my questions and my experiences in the working world.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Edmonton, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Type Company - Public (CBWBF)
Industry Finance
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Canadian Western Bank (TSX: CWB) is the largest publicly traded Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada. CWB and its subsidiaries, which are together known as Canadian Western Bank Group (CWB Group), offer a diversified range of financial services through 41 banking branches, eight trust locations, two centralized insurance offices, a focused commercial equipment leasing centre and one wealth management location. We employ more than 2,000 people working in over 50 different communities across Canada. CWB Group’s collective offering of banking, trust, insurance and... More

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