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Scotiabank Overview

Toronto, ON (Canada)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (BNS)
$10+ billion (USD) per year

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  • Thanks Scotiabankers for making us one of Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Learn about careers at Scotiabank here

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Scotiabank – Why Work For Us?

Each Scotiabanker is a valued member of this successful and dynamic Global Community. We leverage the power and support of this community to unlock our full potential, enhancing our individual expertise and knowledge.

Leadership Development

We believe leadership provides the edge to success.

Scotiabank is dedicated to building the strongest leadership team in the financial services industry. Why? Because we believe strong leadership gives us the edge we need to deliver the best results to our shareholders, customers and employees.

We also believe it takes a great leader to know one. That's why we've placed our current leaders in charge of developing even more great leaders at Scotiabank.

iLEAD, our flagship leadership development program, offers all employees opportunities to develop leadership competencies. Through iLEAD, Scotiabank is turning leadership into a competitive advantage that will ensure our success well into the future.

A rewarding experience!
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Learning and Development

We believe that the key to success is strong leadership, and the key to strong leadership is continuous development.

Scotiabank offers employees many opportunities for growth, creativity and personal career development.

Enhance Your Education
Internally, you will find on-the-job coaching and training programs, as well as access to My Learning Centre - Scotiabank's one-stop shop for learning resources.

Externally, we encourage you to pursue courses through qualified institutions of higher education. As long as the program you take qualifies, your tuition fees and textbook costs are on us.

Advance Your Career
One door opened doesn't mean another door closed. Many employees change career directions several times while working at Scotiabank -- with our encouragement and support. To aid career advancement, we create comprehensive job profiles that provide employees with a clear understanding of the attributes they require to succeed in their next pursuit. These profiles also help managers coach employees appropriately. We also provide employees with the opportunity to manage their own careers through comprehensive tools and programs as well as through our internal online job posting system.

Whether you choose to pursue one career path or explore various avenues, we encourage you to strive for excellence and leadership - in every role you undertake.

Inclusion at Scotiabank

As Canada’s international bank, we’re a leader when it comes to inclusion. Scotiabankers hail from over 120 countries, speak more than 100 languages and serve over 23 million customers globally. As a highly diverse company, we know that an inclusive environment for employees and customers helps everyone achieve their best.

An inclusive workplace allows us to reap the benefits that diversity brings: new perspectives, fresh ideas and the ability to compete at our best in a global market. Inclusion is deeply rooted in our organization and entrenched in everything we do.

  • Through our people: we welcome a variety of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. This allows us to better understand our customers, our co-workers and helps us achieve our key priorities.
  • Through our practices: We create an environment that appreciates and leverages diversity to innovate, motivate and build our performance-oriented culture.

Embracing a culture of inclusion wherever we operate, not only makes Scotiabank a great place for our customers to do business, it also makes it a great place to work. When our customers and employees can achieve their best, that ultimately helps make our business results even better.

 " We recognize that Inclusion Makes Us Stronger! "

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The Digital Factory

Step into a place that fuels innovative ideas, rapid development, and borderless thinking. At the Digital Factory, we’re changing the game in digital banking. We focus on end user experience, rapid iteration and improvement and quality software delivery on a daily basis. We have the support and experience of one of the world’s largest banks behind us.

We’re looking to fill our team with leaders who are flexible, curious, versatile and responsive; and who are ready to roll up their sleeves in a collaborative and productive environment to get things done. Check out the possibilities and get in touch.

About the Digital Factory:

The Digital Factory is a hub for creation and incubation of new and partner-led ideas to deliver game-changing solutions for Scotiabank customers. The Digital Factory is a cornerstone of Scotiabank's digital transformation, and is focused on reinventing how banking serves people by first reinventing the way we work.

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    Great benefits package, including PTO. Good leadership in upper management.


    Systems are a bit outdated.

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Scotiabank Interviews



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    Co-Op Student Interview

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Scotiabank (Boston, MA) in February 2017.


    Just one interview with 2 employees. They came to the campus were we met in an office to start the interview process. It took around 30 minutes to complete the interview. They reached out one week later that they already had chosen another candidate for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me about my resume. Also about the market and what do I think about the current situation. And about a specific stock   Answer Question
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Scotiabank Awards & Accolades

  • Best Banking Performer - El Salvador, Global Brands Magazine, 2015
  • Great Place to Work Canada, GPTW, 2014
  • Best Workplace, Great Place to Work® Institute, 2013
  • Best Banking Performer in El Salvador, Global Brands Magazine, 2013
  • Best Banking Performer in Jamaica, Global Brands Magazine, 2013
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