People living with limitations
National Bank recognizes the reality of people living with functional limitations and is committed to helping them achieve their ambitions as well as meeting their needs.
Accommodation program taking our employees' needs into account
Our measures to accommodate limitations focus on adjusting the physical layout in workplaces and improving access. Those measures include adapted equipment, modified duties that take the employee's limitations into consideration, and added flexibility concerning absences for medical reasons.
Inclusive recruitment practices: Pool of prequalified candidates
The Bank has created a pool of prequalified candidates who can fill positions in any of its business sectors. When a position becomes available, these candidates are specifically followed up on to maximize their chances in the selection process.
Bursary and summer employment program
For more than 25 years, National Bank has offered a bursary and summer employment program for college and university level students who have functional limitations. The program gives financial support to students who are interested in continuing their education and gives them the opportunity to gain work experience related to their field of study.
In recent years, the Bank has made a commitment to ensuring that all its branches are accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Today, more than 95% of our branches are accessible.
A limited number of branches are impossible to modify or would be prohibitively expensive to renovate. In those rare cases, the reception desk employee is available to offer personalized service and accompany clients while they are conducting transactions or taking advantage of services at the branch.
Special Olympics Canada Foundation
National Bank provides financial support each year to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation so that a large number of athletes with functional or intellectual limitations can take part in sports competitions that draw people from all across Canada.