Diversity highlights

Awards and distinctions

11 awards and distinctions

Cultural communities

19% of employees are members of cultural communities


 46.3% women managers


100,000 of volunteer work in organizations for youth


Partnerships with 7 LGBT organizations

People with limitations

95% of our branches are adapted to People with Reduced Mobility


National Bank ranked among Canada's Best Diversity Employers

In February 2016, National Bank was recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the 6th consecutive year. This competition, organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., recognizes 50 Canadian employers who have developed exceptional inclusiveness programs for employees from five major groups: women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender/transsexual (LGBT) peoples.

National Bank: a top employer

In November 2015, National Bank was ranked among the 50 Best Employers in Canada for the 11th time. This 11th nomination demonstrates the sustained commitment of employees to the Bank and their confidence in the organization. The "50 Best Employers in Canada" ranking is compiled every year by Aon Hewitt, a consulting firm recognized for the quality of its research on workplace environments. It is based on an opinion survey of employees, leaders and human resources professionals of participating businesses.

Key figures at the Bank (as at April 30, 2016)


Total Senior managers Officers
Women 63% 46.3% 39%
Visible minorities 18.2% 10.9% 1%
Persons with disabilities 1.6% - -
Aboriginal peoples 0.9% - -

Diversity in all its forms

We all have something unique about us that sets us apart from the pack. Our organization is richer for these differences. The collaboration of all our employees leads to innovative ideas and solutions to organizational challenges.

At National Bank, promoting diversity means more than merely complying with the Employment Equity Act, which targets four specific groups (i.e., women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and Aboriginal peoples). At the Bank, we seek to showcase a wide range of talents and skills, particularly in terms of age groups, cultural backgrounds, and sexual identity and orientation.