BMO Bank of Montreal Aboriginal Banking

The Aboriginal marketplace is evolving. Aboriginal communities are asserting greater influence in the economy as they gain control over access to land and resources. Aboriginal people represent a growing economic force and an increasingly qualified source of labour.


BMO Bank of Montreal created the Aboriginal Banking Unit in 1992 to contribute to the economic self-sufficiency of Aboriginal communities, businesses and individuals across Canada. BMO has committed to provide Aboriginal communities with employment opportunities and improved access to financial products and services because it is good business!


BMO Bank of Montreal recognizes that our ability to contribute to the self-sufficiency of Aboriginal communities is linked to the development of effective relationships with those communities. To foster these relationships, we are working with Aboriginal communities in a spirit of partnership and cooperation to:

Our Success

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business has recognized BMO Financial Group with a gold level Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) award for our approach to the Aboriginal market and for understanding the business case for a diverse workforce and equitable, supportive workplace. We have been working for more than a decade to make ourselves an employer of choice and business partner to Aboriginal communities, businesses and individuals. The PAR award provides an opportunity for discussion and dialogue while raising awareness of the growing contribution Aboriginal business is making to the Canadian economy.

Providing improved access to financial products and services to aboriginal communities