National Bank of Canada
National Bank employees across the nation participating in the Ride for Diabetes Research challenge

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why National Bank of Canada was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2017):

  • National Bank provides maternity leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- additionally, employees can take advantage of onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
  • National Bank helps the next generation gain career-level experience through paid internships, co-op opportunities and summer student roles -- and encourages existing employees to continue their professional development with in-house and online training options (including apprenticeships)
  • As part of National Bank's charitable program, the organization offers a unique opportunity for employees under the age of 25 to participate in regional "One for Youth" committees to coordinate special community projects for youth
National Bank employees teamed up to represent the bank at Tremblant's 24-hour event to support sick children

Highlights

Industry Banking
Established in Canada 1859
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Québec QC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 15,458
Part-time employees in Canada 3,027
Average age of employees in Canada 41.3
Longest serving employee 55.8 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 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 (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why National Bank of Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • In the past year, National Bank launched a unique assistance program for new Canadians, providing resources on topics such as financial products, the Canadian school system, healthcare and job search -- additionally, the bank partners with community organizations such as ALLIES Montréal and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal to facilitate networking and mentoring events
  • National Bank maintains an internal group to help female employees develop their professional network, and encourages employees to attend external networking events organized by 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)" to support an inclusive work environment -- with over 150 members, the group organizes 5 to 8 networking activities each year
National Bank employees celebrate Lunar New Year

Highlights

Industry Banking
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Québec QC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 15,458
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Executive Vice-President, Marketing (Diversity Corporate Sponsor)
Formal commitment diversity task force comprised of management from each business sector
Employee resource groups young people, women, LGBT, Diversity Ambassadors (for members of cultural communities and immigrants)
Diversity training and awareness training on topics such as making services accessible for people with a disability, creating an inclusive workplace and managing multicultural teams, piloted workshops on subconscious bias
Diversity highlights bursary and summer employment program for students with functional limitations (26th year offered), bursary program for women in finance, hosted its first diversity conference to highlight the relationship between employee diversity and business development, launched a unique assistance program to provide resources to newcomers such as financial products and personalized advice for clients on the Canadian school system, healthcare and job search
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Chambre de commerce gaie du Québec, GRIS-Montréal (sponsorship for LGBT awareness activities), Pride at Work Canada, Assisting Local Leaders with Immigrant Employment Strategies / ALLIES, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal (networking and recruitment activities for new Canadians), Employment Equity for the Disabled Business Network (founding member)

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