Investing in Future You

It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice, professional, or seasoned veteran in the financial industry, you don’t have to jump through hoops to start your career at Equitable Bank. We want to see you keep succeeding, and we won’t put you down for your past experience—or lack thereof. That’s why we’ve created in-house programs that focus on individual growth across every career stage.

We make it our job to give you valuable experience, and with our Leadership Development, Summer Internship and Co-op programs, you’ll get exposure to meaningful work and be challenged to succeed every day. See how past participants have made a difference while building their exciting careers.

Everybody Needs a Mentor

Career Development

For us, that’s our Learning and Development Specialists. They’re dedicated to helping every employee reach their career goals, whether short, mid, or long term. Personalized, ongoing support means life coaching sessions and opportunities to sharpen your knowledge in technical or leadership skills.

Lolo Lam, CPCC, Learning and Development Specialist

“Having the unique opportunity to get to know Equitable Bank employees and what really motivates them inspires me every day. Knowing that I can create a plan to help grow their high potential and lead them towards a successful career path is why I love doing what I do.”

Leadership Development Program

New to the industry and want to start your career?

Jump-start your career in financial services with our Leadership Development Program (LDP). As a new grad, you’ll gain experience in six different areas of the banking world with our two-year training program tailored to suit your professional interests.

You’ll take part in three rotations at our Toronto head office within our Residential Credit, Commercial Credit and Digital Banking departments. You’ll also have the opportunity to select three additional departments and develop skills from either our Treasury, Risk, Finance, Internal Audit or Corporate Development teams.

By exploring multiple functions across Equitable Bank, you’ll develop a wide range of skillsets by being a part of key operational, tactical and strategic projects. The LDP is designed for you to develop the necessary skills and gain the valuable experience you need to successfully launch your career.


  • Undergraduate degree in business or related field
  • High academic performance
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communications skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Strong involvement in extracurricular activities
Sarah Farano, Senior Analyst, Finance

“Being part of this program gave me a well-rounded understanding of how a bank actually works. From day one, I knew I was valued by upper management as I was constantly involved in meaningful work. You’ll definitely find career growth here with the constant motivation to learn and excel.”
Vinh Nguyen, Analyst, Corporate Development

“The challenges and level of responsibility assigned to a recent graduate right off the bat made for a truly rewarding and memorable experience. I also had the pleasure of working with some really great teams in an environment where hard work and having fun go hand in hand.”

Summer Internship & Co-Op Program

Still in school and want to learn more about working at a bank?

Because we’re not your typical bank, our summer internship and co-op programs let you be part of something different. Gaining hands-on work experience is just the start.

Not only will you deepen your knowledge about the Canadian financial industry, you’ll also receive practical training, rub elbows with industry experts and develop transferrable skills to set yourself apart.

Available in our Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal offices, our programs are offered across several departments including Commercial Credit*, Compliance, Corporate Development, Digital Banking, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Marketing, Mortgage Services, Project Management, Residential Credit* and Risk.

*Available in our Vancouver and Calgary offices only.


  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program in business or related field
  • High academic performance
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Involved in extracurricular activities
Stevie Gregg, Commercial Mortgage Coordinator
Internships in Mortgage Services and Human Resources

“The summer internship program was pivotal to my success in becoming a banking professional. I had the opportunity to learn new skills and gain industry experience, all while receiving guidance and ongoing support. My internships and passion for the Bank are what led me to my current role in Commercial Lending.”
Julia Niro, Analyst, Financial Reporting
Internships in Human Resources, Prime Lending and Finance

“An internship at Equitable Bank is the ultimate learning experience. Not only did I learn about the banking industry, I was also encouraged to explore what interested me the most in order to build on related skills. From servicing to operations, I gained in-depth knowledge I don’t think I would have found at any other bank.”

Let’s Network

Meet us in person at one of our networking events. Check out the career offices at the following schools to find out when we’ll be on campus next: