Why BMO



Part Of Our DNA


At BMO, we are defined by a set of values and actions that inform how we work together, treat our customers and serve our communities. Diversity, and how we learn from each other’s differences, is one of the four values that guide us in our daily work. We know that diversity and inclusion is what ensures that all people at BMO feel valued, respected and heard, leading us to stronger performance.


Leaders as Role Models

Our Leadership Committee for Inclusion & Diversity, made up of senior leaders from across BMO, has developed a bold multi-year strategy to drive performance by being the leader in diversity and inclusion.

Military Veterans and Spouses

We offer a wide range of career opportunities at all levels for service members, veterans and military families. Your discipline and approach to teamwork make you a great candidate.

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Indigenous Peoples

Learn more about our commitment to hiring Indigenous employees and supporting their career growth at BMO. Join a team that is dedicated to your success and has a long-standing history of supporting Indigenous communities.

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How we're doing



 

40% Women

40% in leadership roles

31% Minorities

31% of senior roles in Canada

17% People of Color

17% of senior roles in the U.S.

86% Workplace Inclusion

We are leading the way with
86% of our people feeling we
are an inclusive company


Diversity makes us stronger


We believe that strength comes from difference. Our diversity and inclusion strategies have steadily transformed our senior leadership ranks and organizational culture. Today women make up 40% of senior leadership roles at BMO. Below are some of the examples of women who are leading the way at BMO. Here are some of the women who are leading the way at BMO.


Manisha Burman

Manisha Burman

Head, Personal Salesforce Effectiveness

“At BMO, we put a significant focus on talent…I am most proud when I see someone who has worked with me grow their career. It’s rewarding to see my colleagues achieve their career goals, and, to know I’ve played a role (big or small) in their success.”

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Claudette McGowan

Claudette McGowan

Vice President, Digital Workspace Services

“Over time, I've learned how important it is to assist with the growth and development of the next generation of leaders. In many cases, I am approached by visible minorities or women in technology who are inspired by my journey and looking for guidance. Connecting with people and assisting with their journey is truly an honour.”

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Lisa Milburn

Lisa Milburn

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer BMO Wealth Management & Executive Sponsor BMO for Women

“I’m proud of the BMO for Women program and our commitment to being a leader in promoting and advancing Diversity and Inclusion.”

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Gayle Ramsay

Head, Brand, Enterprise Customer Analytics & Strategy

“I love working for BMO because of the collaboration and the commitment to deliver a great customer experience.”

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Angela Sim

Angela Sim

Head, DevOps and Shared Services

“My greatest satisfaction is when people say that I made a difference in their lives or that they want to model some of my behaviors.”

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Proud of our achievements


Since first winning the prestigious Catalyst Award in 1994 for initiatives to promote women at BMO (we were the first-ever Canadian company to receive the award), our Diversity & Inclusion efforts have moved us to a leader in the industry, demonstrated by the recent awards below, such as 2019 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index.


BMO is proud to be a recognized leader in diversity and inclusion. Learn about our recent awards..




BMO Financial Group welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. BMO Financial Group will accommodate any disability-related needs an applicant may have, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout the duration of the recruitment and selection process. All materials and processes used throughout the recruitment and selection process will be available in accessible format to applicants with disabilities upon request.

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