Bank of Canada Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Amount: $4000 (renewable up to 4 years). In addition, each recipient is considered for a paid summer or part-time (throughout the year) work placement at the Bank of Canada.

Number Available: 2

Deadline: August 1st (annually)

Take a central role

As Canada’s central bank with significant influence and impact, we attract top talent from across Canada and around the world. Yes, we’re already diverse, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do even more to make sure we reflect the Canadians we serve. We want you to take a central role to continue to build on and create new and meaningful inclusion practices within the culture of the Bank. The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.”

Diversity and Inclusion

As one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we offer you a superior work environment that allows you to reach your full potential both professionally and personally. We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

The Bank of Canada awards two students with disabilities and two Indigenous students a scholarship of $4,000 (Can) to cover tuition costs (renewable up to four years). Students who are selected for a scholarship may be invited to a secondary interview for consideration for a paid summer or part-time (during the academic year) work placement at the Bank of Canada.


  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • A student who self-identifies as a person with a disability OR a Status Indian, a Non-Status Indian, Inuit, or Métis (note, all applicants are asked to complete the employment equity section self identification questions in their application)
  • Pursuing post-secondary (university or college) or post-graduate (i.e., Master’s or PhD) studies in a Canadian post secondary institution on a full-time or part-time basis in a field that is related to the work of the Bank of Canada. These include (but are not limited to) university or college studies in the following areas:
    • Economics and Finance: economics, computer science, mathematics or statistics, commerce/business administration with a finance major
    • Administration and Operations: financial services, administration and business, project management, human resources, communications and web, internal audit, currency production, knowledge and information management, security
    • Information Technology and Cyber Security: software development, network engineering, solution architecture, project management, business analysis, cyber security
  • Overall average grade of 70 per cent or higher

How To Apply

All applicants must submit an online application including the following documentation:

  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a cover letter (up to 500 words) about yourself, your decision to pursue your field of study and career interests
  • official or unofficial transcripts of your academic record – relevant courses you have attended must be clearly identified by their course titles

Additional requirements:

  • English or French essential
  • Security level required: Reliability

Applicants will be evaluated on the eligibility criteria listed above. If you are selected as one of the top five candidates, you will be invited to an interview (either in person, by phone, or virtually).

Let their team know if you need accommodation or support during the selection process due to a disability or other reason. They can provide support in multiple ways, from submitting your application, right through to the interview process. Contact to discuss how.

Possibility of Work Placement:

Each recipient is considered for a paid summer or part-time (throughout the year) work placement at the Bank of Canada.

Work placement opportunities are not guaranteed and will be determined based on the recipient’s field of study and the Bank’s departmental business requirements. The majority of student work placements are at the Bank’s Head Office in Ottawa; however, scholarship recipients may be offered the option of working at one of the Bank’s regional offices: Halifax, Montréal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver.

For additional information and guidance on the Program, please consult the Bank of Canada website and check out their brochure.

Contact Information


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See Also

See other national scholarships // See other scholarships open to all disabilities