National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada's head office in Montréal, Québec

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why National Bank of Canada was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2016):

  • National Bank encourages employees to get involved in their community with paid volunteer time off and matching employer donations to charities where employees volunteer their time, donating a dollar for every hour volunteered
  • National Bank maintains a flexible health benefits plan, allowing employees to customize levels of coverage to suit their individual needs
  • In addition to helping employees save for the future, the National Bank provides retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options to support the transition of retiring employees
National Bank of Canada employees representing the organization at the Urban Duathlon


Industry Banking
Established in Canada 1859
Publicly traded yes
Full-time employees in Canada 15,579
Part-time employees in Canada 3,500
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 55 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why National Bank of Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • In partnership with ALLIES Montréal, National Bank employees participated in a mentoring program to facilitate the integration of new Canadian employees -- and partners with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal to participate in networking activities for newcomers
  • National Bank maintains a dedicated group to help female employees develop their professional network and accelerate advancement -- and encourages employees to attend external networking events organized by other community organizations such as Catalyst and the Association of Québec Women in Finance
  • National Bank established an employee resource group for LGBT employees entitled, "Réseau dédié aux membres de la communauté (LGBT) / Inclusion and de-stigmatization for equality regardless of orientation (IDEO)" in support of an inclusive work environment -- with approximately 130 members, the group organizes 5 to 8 networking activities each year
National Bank of Canada employees
National Bank of Canada employees


Industry Banking
Full-time employees in Canada 15,579
Workforce representation female employees (66 %), female managers (58 %), visible minority employees (19 %), visible minority managers (12 %), Aboriginal employees (1 %), Aboriginal managers (1 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT, young people
Employee resource groups young people, women, LGBT, Diversity Ambassadors (for members of cultural communities and immigrants)
Formal commitment diversity task force (comprised of management from each business sector)
Unique diversity initiatives hosted its first diversity conference to highlight relationship between employee diversity and business development, bursary and summer employment program for students with functional limitations (25th year offered), bursary program for women in finance
Diversity community partnerships Employment Equity for the Disabled Business Network (founding member), Catalyst, Assisting Local Leaders with Immigrant Employment Strategies / ALLIES, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal, Pride at Work Canada (member)

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