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 Manager

“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 Strategy, 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, Tech, IT Strategy & PMO, EQ Bank Strategy & Payments, 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.”
Tim Adeyemi, Commercial Mortgage Underwriter, CMHC

“The Leadership Development Program (LDP) at Equitable provides first-class training on the basics of banking. Graduates from the program will gain exposure to a wide array of departments at the bank that will allow them to gain a deeper insight into what makes a bank successful. The programs has allowed me to gain skills to become a well-rounded professional.”

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, Customer Care, Design Research, Treasury, 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
Elise Cassar, Associate, Leadership Development Program
Internships in Commercial Lending

“My summer internship was a great foray into the banking world. I was able to delve into commercial lending and truly feel like a contributing member of the underwriting team. I was continuously supported by my manager and fellow co-workers which helped to create a comprehensive learning experience. This ultimately allowed me to further pursue a career at Equitable Bank as an associate in the Leadership Development Program.”
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.”

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