- National Bank named by Glassdoor as one of Canada's Top 25 Best Places to Work for 2022.
Founded on a desire to support local business owners, our entrepreneurial spirit is still firmly rooted in our way of doing things and is aligned with the three core values that we embody.
Our bank was founded in 1859 by a group of Quebec City businessmen who were committed to serving the interests of their French-speaking peers. We have evolved through the acquisition of other successful businesses, strengthening our presence in response to constant change. Today, we are proud to be one of Canada's leading influential banks.
First merger with Banque d'Hochelaga to form the Banque Canadienne Nationale to weather the Great Depression of the 1930s
A second merger, with the Provincial Bank of Canada, to create the National Bank and plan its expansion outside Quebec
Construction of the head office in the heart of Montreal: two huge office towers symbolizing our importance in the market
Acquisition of the Mercantile Bank of Canada and the beginning of an expansion phase in Ontario, Western Canada, and the United States
Creation of Private Banking 1859 to meet the specific needs of our affluent clients
Acquisition of ABA Bank of Cambodia and investment in other foreign financial institutions to expand internationally
Digital and cultural transformation: deployment of online banking solutions, among other innovations
Construction of the future head office and cultural shift to new dynamic work environments