How We Hire
There are three simple steps to getting a great job at BMO. You’ll find everything you need to know about applying, preparing for an interview with us and what you can expect after the interview.
Step 1: Apply
You’ve found a job listing and it ticks all the right boxes for you. Great. Now fill in a short online profile, upload your CV, and submit. We’ll send an email letting you know we received it. If we think you might be a good fit, we’ll contact you within a few weeks for an interview.
If you don’t hear from us, it means it just wasn’t the right fit this time. Join our Talent Community to hear about the latest BMO job postings that might be a better match.
We care a lot about culture
Spend some time getting to know BMO and ask yourself whether you’re a good fit. If the answer is yes, you should tell us enough about yourself that we’ll be able to come to the same conclusion. We like to see a CV tailored to the job you’re applying for. It should also include:
- Contact info at the top, including a link to your LinkedIn Profile
- Highlights of your qualifications, areas of strength and years of relevant experience
- Transferrable skills that make you right for the job
- Quantified results (use numbers to tell your story)
- What you do when you’re not working
Step 2: Interview
The first interview is usually by phone. We’ll ask you a few questions to see if you’re a good fit for the role and BMO culture. If all goes well, we’ll set up an in-person interview so we can get to know each other better. Ask lots of questions at every stage. You’re interviewing us too!
Be prepared for your interview and be yourself
Come to your interview prepared to:
- Discuss your career progression to date, including any gaps
- Share experiences that showcase who you are. Have examples of previous successes that relate to the role you’re applying for (We love results)
- Ask questions about the role and about BMO
- Have a frank discussion about values and culture. We want to make sure that you share our values and that you’ll have the same passion for serving our customers
Step 3: Decide
You’ll hear from us after your interview, either with an offer or some feedback on why we’re not offering you a job at this time. If you decide to accept the offer, we’ll do a simple background check, which can take up to 10 business days depending on the role and country you’ll be working in. Once that’s done you’re ready to start. Welcome to the BMO team!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I search for BMO jobs?
Enter your search criteria (job title, skill or other key words) at the top of any page to bring up all open positions that match your phrasing. To find more results, be less specific. To narrow your results, try searching by multiple key words, such as “Project Manager” and “Risk Management”.
How do I find positions within a specific location or country?
You can change your search criteria to specify Canada or the U.S. Add a postal code/zip code or specify a distance to further narrow your search.
How should I address my cover letter?
If you’re including a cover letter with your CV you can address it generically to the “Hiring Manager.”
I’m having trouble logging in to apply. Can I get a password reminder?
Just click on the Forgot your password link, and provide your user name and email address.
I forgot my username. Can you help?
Sure. Just send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name. We'll send your user name and a temporary password or instructions for resetting your password
I’m not able to upload my CV. Can I submit a paper version instead?
All applications must be made online. If you’re having technical issues related to uploading, you can email email@example.com for help. Be sure to include the details of the problem.
Can I apply for more than one job?
If you find more than one position that interests you, go for it. You’ll need to submit a separate application for each one, but the information you enter the first time you apply is saved for you to use again. Keep in mind that the best way to increase your odds of getting an interview is to spend time making sure the jobs you apply for are a really good fit for your skills and experience.
Can I apply for a job using a social media profile?
Yes, you can upload your LinkedIn profile. It will automatically populate the application form.
Can I send a resume without applying for a specific job opening?
A better way is to sign up for our Talent Community. Just tell us your interests and we'll notify you when something comes up that fits.
How can I check the status of my application?
We send you a confirmation email when we receive your application. We’ll contact you if we decide to move forward with an interview. If you’ve already had an interview with us, you can check in with the recruiter you spoke with to see where things stand.
I forgot to include some information. Can I update my application?
You can make changes to a completed application at any time, provided the job listing is still active. Just sign in to the site and go to the My Job Page to view your history.
What are Employment Equity Information questions?
We gather this information to help us measure how we’re doing in attracting and creating a diverse workforce. We keep your information private and don’t share individual responses with hiring managers. While we hope you’ll help us, your response is completely voluntary.
I need special accommodation for the interview. Can you help?
Just tell us what you need. We’re proud to offer a work environment where everyone has a chance to succeed.
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