How We Hire

There are three simple steps to getting a great job at BMO. You’ll find everything you need to know about applying, preparing for an interview with us and what you can expect after the interview.


Step 1: Apply

You’ve found a job listing and it ticks all the right boxes for you. Great. Now fill in a short online profile, upload your CV, and submit. We’ll send an email letting you know we received it. If we think you might be a good fit, we’ll contact you within a few weeks for an interview.

We care a lot about culture

Spend some time getting to know BMO and ask yourself whether you’re a good fit. If the answer is yes, you should tell us enough about yourself that we’ll be able to come to the same conclusion. We like to see a CV tailored to the job you’re applying for. It should also include:

  • Contact info at the top, including a link your LinkedIn Profile
  • Highlights of your qualifications, areas of strength and years of relevant experience
  • Transferrable skills that make you right for the job
  • Quantified results (Use numbers to tell your story)
  • What you do when you’re not working


Step 2: Interview

The first interview is usually by phone. We’ll ask you a few questions to see if you’re a good fit for the role and BMO culture. If all goes well, we’ll set up an in-person interview so we can get to know each other better. Ask lots of questions at every stage. You’re interviewing us too!

Be prepared for your interview and be yourself

Come to your interview prepared to:

  • Discuss your career progression to date, including any gaps
  • Share experiences that showcase who you are. Have examples of previous successes that relate to the role you’re applying for (We love results)
  • Ask questions about the role and about BMO
  • Have a frank discussion about values and culture. We want to make sure that you share our values and that you’ll have the same passion for serving our customers


Step 3: Decide

You’ll hear from us after your interview, either with an offer or some feedback on why we’re not offering you a job at this time. If you decide to accept the offer, we’ll do a simple background check, which can take up to 10 business days depending on the role and country you’ll be working in. Once that’s done you’re ready to start. Welcome to the BMO team!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I search for BMO jobs?

Enter your search criteria (job title, skill or other key words) at the top of any page to bring up all open positions that match your phrasing. To find more results, be less specific. To narrow your results, try searching by multiple key words, such as “Project Manager” and “Risk Management”.

How do I find positions within a specific location or country?

You can change your search criteria to specify Canada or the U.S. Specify a State/ Region/ Province/Location to further narrow your search.

How should I address my cover letter?

If you’re including a cover letter with your CV you can address it generically to the “Hiring Manager.”

How do I log into my BMO Careers account?

All you need is your email address and password to login. If you forgot your password, select the “Forgot Password” button. If you do not remember which email address is attached to your profile, please email us at with your name and phone number.

Please note, resume submissions are not accepted at this email address.

I’m not able to upload my CV. Can I submit a paper version instead?

All applications must be made online. If you’re having technical issues related to uploading, you can email for help. Be sure to include the details of the problem.

Can I apply for more than one job?

If you find more than one position that interests you, go for it. You’ll need to submit a separate application for each one, but the information you enter the first time you apply is saved for you to use again. Keep in mind that the best way to increase your odds of getting an interview is to spend time making sure the jobs you apply for are a really good fit for your skills and experience.

Can I apply for a job using a social media profile?

Yes, you can upload your LinkedIn profile. It will automatically populate the application form.

How can I check the status of my application?

You can track the status of each application you have submitted. Login to your BMO Careers Profile and visit your Candidate Home Page. All application submissions and statuses are listed under My Submitted Applications

How can I update my profile and application?

If your contact information has recently changed, be sure to update your BMO Careers profile. From your Home page select Update Contact Information under My Information.

Applications cannot be edited after submission. Ensure that all included information is accurate and the correct documents are uploaded before submission.

In the event that you forgot to include an attachment please email us at for assistance. Be sure to include your name and the job posting you applied to.

Please note, resume submissions are not accepted at this email address.

What are Employment Equity Information questions?

We gather this information to help us measure how we’re doing in attracting and creating a diverse workforce. We keep your information private and don’t share individual responses with hiring managers. While we hope you’ll help us, your response is completely voluntary.

Where do I go if I need a special accommodation in the recruitment process?

If you require accommodations related to a disability and need assistance in the recruitment process, please contact us at

Please note, resume submissions are not accepted at this email address.

How can I learn about internship opportunities with BMO?

Visit the BMO Careers Student & Grads page to learn about Internships & Co-Ops. To search for opportunities, select Search Jobs and under Job Type, select ‘Intern’ to view all available opportunities.

BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that values diversity in its workforce. BMO Harris Bank N.A. encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) and the Pay Transparency Policy Statement. BMO Harris Bank N.A. also participates in the E-Verify Program, view the program notice in English or Spanish.

Accommodation Support for Applicants

BMO Harris Bank N.A. will accommodate any disability-related needs an applicant may have, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout the duration of the recruitment and selection process. All materials and processes used throughout the recruitment and selection process will be available in accessible format to applicants with disabilities upon request.

If you require accommodations related to disability in order to participate in the recruitment process please contact us at . A Workplace Accommodations Advisor will consult with the applicant submitting the request to ensure the individual’s accessibility needs are addressed.