You’re a talented team player who’s always ready to try something new and has what it takes to adapt to any situation. Now that you’ve checked out the career options at National Bank:
- Do you want to work on a team that shares your values?
- Are your goals and skills a perfect match for one of our postings?
- Are you ready for a challenge?
- Even if there isn’t a position available for you right how, are you interested in receiving notifications about new positions that match your profile?
If so, act now! Apply by following the steps and advice outlined below.
Creating your online profile
To apply for a position or receive job alerts, you first have to create your profile. We will ask you to complete a short questionnaire to learn more about your interests and areas of expertise.
Good to know :
You can change your preferences or update your profile at any time with your user code.
Your profile will remain active in our candidate bank for a 2-year period.
Our recruiting process
Your application received
1. You’ll receive an acknowledgement of receipt by email
2. Our recruitment team will analyze all the applications received
Calls to the candidates retained
3. We will contact the candidates retained to discuss their career path and check some of their information
4. The candidates who are not retained following the telephone interviews will be informed by email in the timeframe agreed on during the call
5. Candidates meeting the requirements will move on to the next stage
6. The requesting manager meets the candidates selected. The manager contacts the candidates following the interview to plan the next steps
Assessment and tests
7. Every job is different, and you may be asked to complete an assessment or test to evaluate your skills
Final follow-up with candidates
8. A decision is made and the manager contacts the final candidates. Feedback will be given to the candidates
9. Candidates who are not retained can decide to apply for another position that corresponds to their expectations and expertise
Taking up the position
10. The candidate hired takes up their position officially on the date determined in advance with their new manager
You have access to the status of the posting at all times in your Taleo account. It will be indicated as either "Process underway" or "Process completed." So feel free to consult your profile to get the most up-to-date information!
Frequent asked questions
I applied but I haven't heard back. What's happening with my application?
We always let our candidates know the status of their application. Successful candidates will be notified by phone. Other candidates will receive an email within six to eight weeks.
Do I have to apply to each job separately?
Yes. To make sure your application is considered, you should submit a separate application for each job that matches your profile. N.B.: You must submit your application through our career site; we do not accept paper applications.
I missed the deadline to apply for a position. Can I still submit my application?
We do not accept applications after the deadline has passed. However, we encourage you to create an online profile. Your profile will be visible to our managers and recruiters, who may contact you about other positions that might interest you. You can also set up email job alerts to notify you when a position that matches your criteria is posted.
Why was I sent a Request for additional information?
You received this message because the recruiter and/or manager needs more information to assess your application. By answering the questions, you can help speed up the processing of your application.
Can I edit my account options and preferences?
You can update your password, user ID, email address and job alert preferences by following these steps:
- Click "Profile Login."
- Log in to your account. Make changes to the different sections by clicking "Edit."
- Click "Save" to save your changes.
If you've been locked out of your account, wait and try again. It will unlock automatically. Accounts are locked after three unsuccessful login attempts.
I'm having technical issues. What should I do?
Send us your application by email. We'll get back to you shortly.
What is the minimum age to be eligible for a job at National Bank?
You must be at least 17 years old to work at National Bank.
Do I need a work permit to be employed by National Bank?
If you are not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada, you will need to obtain a work permit that meets government requirements before we can hire you. The candidate is responsible for this process.
Does National Bank recognize degrees obtained outside Canada?
Yes. However, we request that applicants provide degree equivalencies issued by the government. Each applicant is responsible for obtaining such documents and presenting them during the recruitment process.
What are the conditions of use for my career profile?
Who should I contact if I have questions about recruitment?
All important information about recruitment can be found on this page. Certain details can only be confirmed by the manager. If you are selected for an interview, you can ask your questions then.
Why are the National Bank job posting using only the masculine gender?
Diversity is an integral part of the Bank's values and commitments. In our job descriptions, the masculine gender designates both sexes with no discrimination intended, and is used only to facilitate reading.
About Women in Financial Markets Program
What are the dates I can apply for the scholarship?
Generally, we accept applications starting in March and the deadline is late April. For more exact timing, please contact your career centre for more details.
My official transcripts won’t be available by the deadline – can I send unofficial ones?
If you will not have current official transcripts available by the submission deadline date, please send us your unofficial transcripts. If you have been accepted into a post-graduate program and do not yet have transcripts, please send us a copy of your undergraduate transcripts along with your letter of acceptance to the program
When will we know if we’ve been selected for the award? Why haven’t I heard from anyone about an interview?
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only contact those candidates we would like to interview.
What if the program I am enrolled in isn’t business related? Would I still qualify for the scholarship?
National Bank Financial Markets values diversity which includes people with diverse educational backgrounds. Although business students certainly qualify for the internship, students that are not in traditional business streams are also considered eligible if they are interested in pursuing a career in capital markets.
I submitted my application online but haven’t heard back from the organization.
Unfortunately, because we receive so many applications, we can only contact the candidates who we plan to interview. Once the recruitment period is over, we will contact all candidates to advise them that recruitment for the year has ended.
About Summer Internships and Rotation Program FAQs in Financial Markets
When would my summer internship start and end? Are there fixed dates?
We recognize that universities do not have the same start and end dates so if you are offered a summer internship, we are flexible as to when you can start and end your internship. But keep in mind that the duration of the internships must be at least 8 weeks.
What is the salary for a summer internship role?
National Bank Financial Markets offers a competitive wage that is in line with other organizations.
How many students are hired each year?
Each year it varies depending on requests from our business lines, however, we generally hire approximately 30 to 40 students in total.
What it the hiring timeline?
The job posting is active on our website in early August and interviews will take place during September. For more exact timing, please check with your University Career Centre
How do I find out more information about summer internships or other recruiting opportunities?
Please check with your Career Centre who will know when we will be visiting on campus or attending/hosting recruitment events.
I have submitted my application online and I haven't heard anything back to schedule a first interview?
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only contact those candidates we would like to interview. Once the recruiting period has been completed, we will notify all the applicants that the recruiting for this year has been completed.
What areas would I be working in?
There are several areas that you could potentially be hired in. We often have roles in Investment Banking, Fixed Income, Equity Capital Markets, Derivatives and Research. You could potentially be working in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary & Vancouver depending on the business lines hiring needs.
What can I expect during the interview?
Generally, the interviews will be based on behavioural type questions. You will be interviewed by a team of 2 people. Each team has their own interviewing style, so we advise students to be prepared for both behavioural and technical questions.
Who can apply for a summer internship with National Bank Financial Markets?
As long as you are still enrolled in a program at your university, all undergraduate, Master and PhD students are welcome to apply.
How do I become eligible to join the Rotational Program upon graduation?
If you are having a summer internship within Financial Markets and will be entering your final year at university in the Fall, you would be considered eligible for the Rotation Program. You will be evaluated during your internship and could potentially receive an early offer to join the program upon your graduation.
How does the Rotation Program work?
The Rotation Program includes a 8 to 10 week classroom and technical training program in Montreal. This is followed by approximately 4 to 5 months of rotations in each of the business lines specific to Corporate & Investment Banking or Sales & Trading. The rotations are primarily in Toronto and Montreal and participants are expected to be based in one of the those cities. We will provide accommodation when they are required to rotate to desks outside of their home base of either Toronto or Montreal.
Once I finish the Rotation Program, what happens next?
Once you have completed either the Corporate & Investment Banking or the Sales & Trading Rotation Program, you will be given a position in your selected area of Corporate & Investment Banking or Sales & Trading in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver. Exact positions will depend on the needs of the business lines, taking into account the preferences of the candidates.