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Title:  First Nation/Metis/Inuit - Investigator, Anti Money Laundering (Contract)




Requisition ID: 195169

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


Posted pursuant to Scotiabank’s Special Measure Program under the Employment Equity Act and Canadian Human Rights Act.
While you must be an Indigenous person in order to submit your resume, participation is completely voluntary. Please use the definition below to make sure you’re eligible and open to self-identifying as Indigenous person: 

Indigenous Peoples include First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. Only those Indigenous peoples who come from Canada should identify themselves as belonging to this designated group.


The Investigator contributes to the overall success of the Canadian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), or the SIU Projects team (SIUP) by conducting money laundering (ML) and/or terrorist financing (TF) investigations.


The successful candidate will investigates time-sensitive transaction monitoring cases referred to the FIU/SIU/SIUP by AML Operations, and/or other internal or external sources, to determine whether activity is reasonable for the Client/focal party and can be closed with referral to FIU Manager (as required), or to recommend that potential Reasonable Grounds to Suspect (RGS) exists and refer to FIU Manager and/or delegate for suspicious transaction report (STR) approval. Ensures all activities conducted comply with governing regulations, as well as internal policies and procedures.


Is this role right for you? In this role you, will:       

  • Perform and document FIU/SIU/SIUP ML/TF investigations, including clearly reasoned findings.
  • Maintain supporting information, in accordance with Enterprise AML and internal policies and procedures.
  • Investigate Client records, activities, and account information.
  • Identify and investigate high-risk Clients.
  • Prepare and deliver investigative results to the appropriate staff, including identification of trends and areas of improvement.
  • Identify and report RGS within the regulatory reporting requirements and timelines.
  • Recommend risk-mitigation actions and next steps at the conclusion of case investigations.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skill sets relevant for ML/TF, Sanctions, and other regulatory matters to perform case investigations.
  • Identify challenges and obstacles related to the team’s objectives and escalates them accordingly.


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role? - We'd love to work with you if you have:

  • University degree, or equivalent, and a minimum of 1 year of experience in AML and/or risk disciplines.
  • Experience in ML/TF investigations.
  • Knowledge of local and relevant AML laws and regulations.
  • Good investigative skills and demonstrated understanding of complex financial transactions.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability in determining required risk mitigation activities with appropriate consideration to the impact of the business line.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Uses an analytical approach to problem solving, coupled with attention to results and a sense of urgency.
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation is an asset.


What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive organization and connect with other First Nations, Inuit, Métis Scotiabankers and their allies when joining our Indigenous Employee Resource Group.
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package which include:
  • A rewarding career path with diverse opportunities for professional development
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Internal training to support your growth and enhance your skills.
  • An organization committed to making a difference in our communities– for you.
  • $10,000 annually dedicated to your well-being.
  • Traditional Indigenous Practices Leave
  • Indigenous Employee Mentoring Program


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Mississauga 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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