BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is the eighth largest bank in North America by assets, with total assets of $1.14 trillion. We are highly diversified, providing a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management, global markets and investment banking products and services. We serve twelve million customers across Canada and the United States, and in select markets globally.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
At BMO, we are committed to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, with a culture that inspires all of our employees – where unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are celebrated, every person has equal access to opportunities and advancement, and everyone feels they belong and can be their true self.
In 2020, we launched our Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025 strategy focusing our support for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on three pillars – colleagues, customers and communities.
- Colleagues - Improving access to advancement for our colleagues from equity-deserving communities: Women, Black, Latinx, People of Colour, Indigenous, People with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+.
- Customers - Expanding financial inclusion for diverse customers through inclusive banking products, specialized services, and key resources.
- Community - Building relationships with community partners to support racial justice, reconciliation, and inclusive economic opportunity in neighbourhoods.
Inspired by our Purpose to - Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, we see our responsibility as promoting dialogue & learning, driving action, and making an impact. Doing so will lead to a truly inclusive society, a thriving economy, and a more sustainable future.
VISION FOR THE FUTURE
BMO’s future focus is reflected in our Zero Barriers to Inclusion strategy, which aims to actively remove barriers while helping groups that face systemic hurdles overcome them – and thrive. We continue our commitment to the Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (2SLGBTQ+) community as a steadfast supporter of the Pride movement for over 20 years.
As a champion of inclusion, BMO celebrates Pride in the workplace through our BMO Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG), consisting of 2,300 employees in Canada and the U.S. This ERG drives awareness, fosters personal and professional growth opportunities, and promotes an equitable and inclusive environment.
BMO is committed to ensuring our workplace is an inclusive one, with zero barriers, in which employees feel they belong and are valued, respected, and heard. Removing barriers ensures an equitable employee experience, with access to development and career advancement for our employees.
For more information about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at BMO, visit Diversity, equity and inclusion - Our Impact (bmo.com).