National Bank of Canada
Employees on National Bank's redesigned trading floor in Montréal, the largest in Québec  

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why National Bank of Canada was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2018):

  • National Bank reaches out to the next generation of talent through paid internships, co-op opportunities and summer student roles -- and manages a 12-month Financial Markets Rotation program to help students gain experience in a variety of different business units, including investment banking, debt capital markets and foreign exchange (to name a few)
  • National Bank encourages employees to make health and wellness a priority through a virtual health portal that features coaching on a number of related topics, a heart health clinic and anti-stress strategies -- employees can also take advantage of gym membership subsidies and a health spending account
  • Along with a variety of discounted company products, National Bank encourages employees to become owners through a share purchase plan, available to all employees
National Bank employees celebrate at the JDRF fundraiser ride  


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 15,798
Part-time employees in Canada 2,931
Average age of employees in Canada 40.3 years
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, 35-hour work week (with full pay), 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, leadership 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

Here are some of the reasons why National Bank of Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • 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
Employees from National Bank celebrate Pride 2017 in Montréal  
"The special ingredient at National Bank for promoting women is the inclusive culture environment. An inclusive workplace is where people are respected and appreciated for what makes them different, in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, national origin and other aspects. This culture is supported by the Bank's executive levels, including the President, across business units at all levels. When you are part of an inclusive workplace, you feel part of the team, people listen to your ideas and value added propositions, are part of the business decisions and important projects." Catherine N., Vice President


Industry Banking
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Québec QC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 15,798
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Executive Vice-President
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 (27th year offered), bursary program for women in finance, annual diversity conference, 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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