About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is one of the top Canadian banks and a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose “for every future”, we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services.

Scotiabank has been in business for 188 years – that’s before Canada was even a country! With over 92,000 employees, 950 branches and 3,500 ABMs across Canada, we can ensure that you can access your funds and our financial expertise wherever you are. In this unprecedented past year, Scotiabank spent over $84 million in donations and sponsorships and provided 370,000 customers with over $54 billion of payment relief in Canada. We have also launched ScotiaRISE – our new, 10-year, $500 million community investment program designed to help promote economic resilience among disadvantaged people and communities. In particular, the program is centred on using funding and partnerships to increase graduation rates and postsecondary enrolment, help newcomers feel at home faster and secure meaningful employment and senior opportunities for underrepresented groups.

Launched in 2008, the Scotiabank StartRight Program for newcomers to Canada is designed to simplify banking for Canadian Permanent residents, International Students and Foreign Workers who have recently landed in Canada.