First Nations/Metis/Inuit candidates -Business Banking Associate For Students and New Grads

  • Canadian Western Bank
  • Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun 16, 2022

Job Description

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Multiple positions, multiple locations across Canada!

Background checks, references & transcripts will be required for all candidates selected for interviews.

Bring you. All of you. Feminist. Home chef. Indigenous hoop dancer. LGBTQ2S+ champion. Nature enthusiast. Sign language speaker. Neurodiverse student. Sports fan. Community volunteer. Labels don't matter here, but your perspective does.

Business Banking Associates are part of a rotational developmental program designed to equip you with a foundation for a career in business banking. This opportunity focuses on developing core-banking skills with both knowledge and application of credit structuring, credit underwriting, risk management and delivering client solutions with increasing autonomy and complexity over the course of the 12-month accelerator program. Partnering with a diverse group of dedicated professionals in our banking centres, including account specialists, relationship managers, credit analysts, and business development managers, to support the day-to-day operations of the business.

All applicants are welcome, and we expressly encourage applicants to apply who identify as women, persons with visible and invisible disabilities (including physical, mental, sensory, learning impairment, etc.), Indigenous peoples (including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit), LGBTQ2S+ and/or racialized persons. We are specifically seeking diversity in this role, because at CWB we believe that inclusion has power, and we're looking for some unique perspectives to add to this program. Our culture thrives on idea-sharing, collaboration, respect, caring and camaraderie. If you have a voice to bring to the conversation, we'd love for you to apply.

Why Work With Us?

-Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness in Canada 2021

-Recognized as one of 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by Great Places to Work 2021

-Values driven people first benefits

-Wellness matters. We offer an award-winning benefits package that includes hybrid work environments, everyday flexibility, 100% company-funded health coverage, health care spending account, a flexible wellness program & generous time-away options to unplug, rest & recover. Bring your whole self to work. Inclusion is a journey requiring practice & experience to result in a powerful outcome. Your perspective matters & voice will be heard. Find a community within the CWB family in one of our employee represented groups. Career development. We invest in our employees' development to help them reach their professional goals with organization wide coaching services. Strategic career design is an investment in our core asset - our people. Innovation. Learn. Grow. Enhance. At CWB, we play to win. When we fail, we fail forward. Recognition. Peer-to-peer recognition programs to celebrate in-the-moment accomplishments and monumental wins. Community giving. Make a difference. Drive economic prosperity in your community. Get involved. Volunteer. Fundraise. All with CWB support. ESG & sustainability focused. Be proud of where you spend, work & invest. Financial rewards. Base salary & pay for performance incentives. Retirement investment strategy. You can't work forever! So, we've got you covered. Company ownership. No greater sense of motivation & empowerment than being an owner! Find your "why" at

  • You're completing your undergraduate degree and can begin work in the Spring of 2022 (May/June)
  • A degree in finance, business or commerce is preferred but is NOT required.
  • Building relationships and networking with people from diverse backgrounds is in your DNA
  • You have an analytical mind, are naturally curious, and love diving into data to inform your decisions.
  • You're interested in how you can play a role in helping businesses operate and grow from a financial services perspective.
  • You're results driven with a bias for action. You push yourself to achieve results, welcoming challenges and pursuing objectives with energy, drive and the need to finish.
  • You take ownership of your own development, actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged.
  • You're agile in the face of change and can operate effectively even when the way forward is unclear.
  • The word inclusion has deep meaning to you. It's more than a concept, it's a way of thinking, behaving and holding yourself accountable.

Company Information
CWB Financial Group (CWB) is not your typical bank.

We're on a mission to become a disruptive force in Canadian banking. Our target clients are small and medium-sized business owners, and they deserve a clear alternative. They deserve a proactive partner who helps them succeed. We're caring. We're nimble. We're specialized. And we're redefining how to deliver a proactive client experience in a constantly evolving environment. That's how we create value for our clients, people, and investors. That's how we become the best full-service bank for business owners in Canada.