Awards and Recognition

Every year, CIBC is recognized by a variety of organizations for its business successes, community commitment, employee initiatives and other achievements. The following awards speak to the dedication and commitment of our employees.


2018 Global 100 badge.

A Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation

CIBC was named one of the world's top 100 most sustainable companies, one of only four Canadian companies to be included on the Global 100 list compiled by Corporate Knights. The ranking is based on 17 key measures of sustainability from publicly available environmental, social, governance and financial data from 5,994 publicly traded companies with revenues greater than $1 billion US.

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2018 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender Equality Index badge.

Recognized for inclusive leadership

CIBC has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) for our commitment to inclusion. The index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.

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Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2018 badge.

One of Canada's Top 100 Employers

CIBC was selected for the sixth consecutive year by the editors at Mediacorp Canada Inc. for excellence in eight key areas: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

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Dow Jones Sustainability Indices badge.

Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

Index members are assessed for the quality of their strategy, management, and performance in dealing with economic, environmental and social opportunities and risks relative to their industry peers. CIBC has been a member since the index’s inception in 2005.

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FTSE4Good badge.

Listed on the FTSE4Good Index

FTSE4Good is an equity index series designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent social and environmental criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice. CIBC has been listed on the index since its inception in 2001.

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Jantzi Social Index badge.

A member of the Jantzi Social Index

The index consists of 50 Canadian companies that pass a set of broadly-based environmental, social and governance rating criteria. CIBC has been listed on the index since its inception in 2000.

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Multiple awards for Best Banking in Canada2

CIBC was named among the 2017 Big Five Bank winners in the Ipsos Best Banking Awards in the categories of: Financial Planning and Advice, Mobile Banking Excellence, Automated Telephone Banking Excellence, Interest Rates and Service Charges.

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CIBC named Best Digital Bank in Canada

CIBC was recognized by Global Finance magazine for Best Consumer Digital Bank — Canada. CIBC also received top honours for North America in the following sub-categories:

  • Best Online Deposit, Credit, and Investment Products Offerings
  • Best Website Design
  • Best in Mobile Banking

Winners were chosen from submissions made by participating Canadian and North American banks.

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Awarded overall highest score by retail advisors

CIBC was rated best in Investment Executive magazine’s annual Report Card on Canadian Banks and Credit Unions for the third consecutive year. Survey questions ranged from product and investment offerings to back-office support, corporate culture, and more.

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Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces 2017.

One of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America

Achievers, a company specializing in employee rewards and recognition, selects organizations that demonstrate leadership and innovation through employee engagement in the workplace. This is the fourth consecutive time that CIBC has been recognized.

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Best 50 Corporate Citizens.

One of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens

CIBC was selected by Corporate Knights as one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, marking the tenth time the bank has made the list since the annual ranking began in 2002.

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2017 Global Capital Americas Derivatives Awards.

Canada Derivatives House of the Year

GlobalCapital, a leading capital markets journal, recognizes firms for innovation, market impact, performance, client feedback and uniqueness of approach in the derivatives markets. This is the fourth consecutive year that CIBC has been recognized.

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Forrester logo.

Highest overall score in mobile banking functionality and usability

Forrester Research used their Mobile Banking Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking services of the 5 largest banks in Canada.1 CIBC leads the group with useful and usable mobile services.

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Retail Bank of the Year Winner 2017.

Retail Bank of the Year in North America 

Retail Banker International recognized CIBC for digital innovations including allowing customers to open accounts on their phone, use voice commands for basic transactions as well as digitizing the mortgage application process.

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2017 Diamond Award for Client Experience.

Diamond Award Winner for Client Experience

CIBC was named a North American Diamond Award winner by Clarabridge for Customer Experience program demonstrating vision, strategy, execution and results.

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Best bank in Canada for Mobile Banking Services and Customer Experience

CIBC was ranked the best overall mobile banking customer experience according to Surviscor's 2017 Mobile Banking scorCard Review that measures over 2,500 usage-related questions to determine which mobile banking experience Canadians prefer.

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2017 Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

CIBC was named one of Canada’s best diversity employers for the seventh consecutive year by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This designation recognizes employers with exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs for women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

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Recognized for leadership in mentor recruitment 

Reached the 1000-match milestone with TRIEC’s The Mentoring Partnership that pairs newcomer job seekers with volunteer mentors from employer partners in their chosen industry.

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2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender Equality Index.

Recognized for commitment to gender diversity

Included in the Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index that recognizes organizations focused on gender statistics, employee policies, gender-conscious product offerings and external community support and engagement.

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Highest overall score in online banking functionality

Forrester Research evaluated the online banking functionality of the 5 largest retail banks in Canada across fifty-one criteria. CIBC earned top score for the third year in a row and continues to lead overall for money management tools.

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Recognized as Best Treasury and Cash Management Bank in Canada for 2017 by Global Finance Magazine

Global Finance Magazine named CIBC as the Best Treasury and Cash Management Bank in Canada, emphasizing the bank's focus on client service and innovation.

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Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2017.

One of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

This award recognizes employers that offer the nation’s best programs for attracting and retaining younger workers, including mentorship and training programs, appealing perks and benefits, and co-op or work-study programs. This is the fifth consecutive year that CIBC has been selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

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