Workplace diversity

At BMO, we celebrate diversity and see it as our strength. Across our operations – in our boardrooms, meeting rooms, branches, contact centers, and everywhere in between – our commitment to diversity and inclusion helps ensure that everyone at BMO feels valued, respected and heard.

The benefits of diversity and inclusion

Teams that are both diverse and inclusive attain higher levels of engagement, loyalty and growth – that diversity of thought leads to innovation and better decision-making. As a company that is founded on strong relationships, we know that diversity and inclusion help us better reflect different communities’ needs, goals and perspectives, so we are well-positioned to serve them.

Our diversity and inclusion strategy

Our Leadership Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (LCID), which comprises 25 senior executives from across the bank, has developed a bold, multi-year strategy to drive performance by excelling at diversity and inclusion. We are focused on achieving industry leadership by increasing diversity across all levels of the organization through ambitious workforce representation goals. Our employees have the option to participate in one of our 14 Enterprise Resource Groups (ERGs) which help foster an inclusive workplace by bringing together people with similar interests, values, or affinities.

Supporting diversity and inclusion beyond BMO

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion doesn’t stop at our doors. We support customers and communities through a range of initiatives, such as making banking more accessible to customers with disabilities and contributing to enterprise-wide and branch-level celebrations of cultural expression. BMO is proud to foster inclusion in the communities where we do business, and to support the diversity of all our employees’ and customers’ needs, ideas and interests.

In 2020, BMO was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fifth year in a row.


Recognition for diversity and inclusion

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

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Enterprise Resource Groups

Our 14 Enterprise Resource Groups (ERGs) support the recruitment, engagement and retention of employees from a variety of self-identifying communities.

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Representation goals

Our ambitious workforce representation goals illustrate our industry leadership in workforce diversity.

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