Covid 19 FAQ for candidates/applicants

Is BMO still hiring?

Yes. BMO remains committed to safely serving our customers and communities during this unprecedented time. Our hiring practices will continue to align with the needs of our businesses. We stand with our commitment to finding the right talent to provide a great customer experience in this challenging environment.

As the current situation evolves, so too may the needs of our businesses. As a result, recruitment efforts may have slowed down in certain areas, which may result in longer than usual recruitment timelines.

If you are looking to start your career with BMO, please visit our careers site for all available positions that may be of interest to you.

I recently applied to a job. What is going to happen to my application?

Your application will be considered for any open roles you have applied to. All applications are being reviewed against our normal end-to-end recruitment process.

If your skills and qualifications meet the requirements of the role, a member of our recruitment team will be in touch to discuss next steps.

As the current situation evolves, so too may the needs of our businesses. As a result, recruitment efforts may have slowed down in certain areas, which may result in longer than usual recruitment timelines.

To stay up to date on your application status, you are encouraged to review your candidate home account.

How is BMO conducting interviews for open roles?

To respect physical distancing guidelines, if you are selected to participate in an interview it may be done by phone or video.

Your recruiter will reach out to review all available options to determine what approach works best for you. Available options include: Skype, FaceTime and phone.

Questions on virtual interviewing, including available accommodations, can be discussed with your recruiter.

I have recently accepted a written offer and have a confirmed start date. How will my start date be affected?

Our priority is the safety and well-being of our employees and customers. If you have not already, please expect to hear from your recruiter or hiring manager regarding next steps in your onboarding.

We look forward to having you join the team!

I am currently going through the background screening (pre-employment screening process). How will the process be impacted?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your pre-employment screening, please reach out to your recruiter directly.

How is BMO protecting its employees during this time?

Our priority is the safety and well-being of our employees and customers. We continue to work closely with relevant public health authorities to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19. Our branches and offices have incorporated added precautionary measures including enhanced cleaning protocols. We will continue to follow the guidance of public health authorities to make informed decisions.

Visit BMO’s Covid-19 Support Page for more information on how BMO is here to support.