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.

 

2017

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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2016

Greater Toronto’s Top 2017 Employers

Among the Top Employers for the Greater Toronto Area

This annual competition compares employers with others in their field on a number of criteria, including work atmosphere, environment, benefits, and training and development programs. This is the seventh consecutive year that CIBC has been selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

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Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2016 Presented by Waterstone

One of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

CIBC was recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as having a best-in-class culture that enhances performance and sustains competitive advantage. 

Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2016 (PDF, 165 KB) 

Tied for best score among Canada’s Big Five Banks in corporate governance ranking

CIBC earned a score of 98 out of 100 in the Report on Business Board Games assessment of Board Composition, Compensation, Shareholder Rights, and Disclosure. 

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Canadian FinTech Awards 2016

Financial Institution Innovator of the Year 

CIBC was recognized for leadership in innovation and supporting fintech development in Canada at the Canadian FinTech Awards.

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Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2017

One of Canada's Top 100 Employers

CIBC was selected for the fifth 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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ACT Canada

Silver IVIE Award for Most Innovative Organization

CIBC was recognized for long-standing leadership in innovation among the major Canadian banks.

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Top Canadian Prime Broker

CIBC Prime Services Group was recognized at the 2016 Canadian Hedge Fund Awards. 

2016 Canadian Hedge Fund Award Winners (PDF, 4.3 MB) 

Brandon Hall Group. HCM Excellence Awards. Silver. Excellence in Learning 2016

Award winning learning and development programs

CIBC received two Silver Awards for Excellence in Learning by Brandon Hall Group.

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Member of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in Collaboration with RobecoSAM

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

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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JSI Jantzi Social Index

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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Among the Top 10 Safest Banks in North America

The annual rankings are based on Global Finance magazine’s evaluation of long-term credit ratings – from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch – and total assets of the 500 largest banks worldwide.

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Multiple awards for Best Banking in Canada(1)

CIBC was named among the 2016 Big Five Bank winners in the Ipsos Best Banking Awards in the categories of: Financial Planning & Advice, Mobile Banking Excellence, Automated Telephone Banking Excellence, and Live Agent Telephone Banking Excellence.

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Bronze Award winner for Annual Reporting

CIBC was recognized at the Mercomm ARC awards in the category of Online Interactive Reporting.

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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 a second consecutive year. Survey questions ranged from the quality of a firm’s product offers and training programs, to compensation and back office support.

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Recognized at mtn-i Structured Note Awards

CIBC won in the category of Canadian Investor Solutions for US Dynamic Allocation/Trendspotting Index-Linked Notes.

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One of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes Magazine

CIBC was selected as one of the companies that employees would recommend to others based on a survey sample of Canadian workers.

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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 ninth time the bank has made the list since the annual ranking began in 2002.

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Achievers 50. Most Engaged Workplaces 2016

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 third consecutive time that CIBC has been recognized.

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2016 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 third consecutive year that CIBC has been recognized.

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Forrester

One of two banks to earn highest overall score in mobile banking benchmark

Forrester Research evaluated the mobile banking offerings of the five largest retail banks in Canada across 40 criteria. CIBC tied for the highest score.

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2016 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index

Recognized for commitment to gender diversity

Included in the Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index for valuing and leveraging gender differences.

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Celent Model Bank

Selected as a Model Bank for excellence in the application of information technology

CIBC was recognized in the category of Cash Management and Trade Finance by Celent Research, a consulting firm for the global financial services industry.

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2016 Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

CIBC was named one of Canada’s best diversity employers for the sixth 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, Aboriginal peoples, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or transsexual (LGBT) individuals.

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Forrester

First in online banking functionality

Forrester Research evaluated the online banking functionality of the five largest retail banks in Canada across 50 criteria. CIBC scored highest, including best overall ranking for security and privacy.

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Canada’s Top Employers For Young People 2016

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 fourth consecutive year that CIBC has been selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

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2015

Among the Top Employers for the Greater Toronto Area

This annual competition compares employers with others in their field on a number of criteria, including work atmosphere, environment, benefits, and training and development programs. This is the sixth consecutive year that CIBC has been selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

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Gold Award winner for Corporate Responsibility Reporting

CIBC was recognized at the Mercomm ARC awards in the category of Interactive Online Reporting.

Multiple awards for Best Banking in Canada(1)

CIBC was named among the 2015 Big Five Bank winners in the Ipsos Best Banking Awards in the categories of: Values My Business; Financial Planning & Advice; Mobile Banking Excellence; Online Banking Excellence; Product & Service Excellence; and Interest Rates & Service Charges.

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Among the Top 10 Safest Banks in North America

The annual rankings are based on Global Finance magazine’s evaluation of long-term credit ratings – from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch – and total assets of the 500 largest banks worldwide.

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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. Survey questions ranged from the quality of a firm’s product offers and training programs, to compensation and back office support.

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Recognized at mtn-i Structured Note Awards

CIBC won for Smart Beta Distribution in the category of Canadian Investor Solutions.


World's Best Investment Bank in Oil & Gas

Global Finance magazine considers criteria including market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings, and market reputation over the last year.

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Best Innovation in Retail Banking for Canada and Best Customer Service Provider for North America

International Banker magazine recognized CIBC's culture of innovation to meet the needs of clients, both today and in the future. CIBC was cited as a leader through numerous "first to market" innovations in mobile financial services.

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Canada's Best Treasury & Cash Management Bank

Winners are selected by Global Finance magazine for: customer service, competitive pricing, product innovation and the extent to which treasury and cash management providers have successfully differentiated themselves from their competitors around core service provision.

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One of the Financial Post’s Ten Best Companies to Work For

CIBC was again named to the list of fast-growing employers that offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

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IVIE Award for Most Innovative Organization

CIBC was recognized for long-standing leadership in innovation among the major Canadian banks.

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One of Canada's Top 100 Employers

CIBC was selected for the fourth 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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Award winning learning and development programs

CIBC received a Gold award for Excellence in Learning by Brandon Hall Group.

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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.
 

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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A member of the Jantzi Social Index

The index consists of 60 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.
 

Strongest of Canada’s Big Five banks

CIBC was the only bank in North America to be recognized among the World’s Strongest Banks for all five years. Bloomberg Markets ranks banks with at least $100 billion in assets by a weighted combination of five criteria including: Tier 1 capital compared with risk-weighted assets; non-performing assets compared with total assets; reserves for loan losses to non-performing assets; deposits to funding; and efficiency, a comparison of costs against revenues.

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One of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada

CIBC has been named among the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Maclean's magazine and Sustainalytics. Companies with significant operations or brand presence in Canada are selected annually on the basis of their performance across a broad range of environmental, social, and governance indicators.

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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 eighth time the bank has made the list since the annual ranking began in 2002.

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One of two banks to earn highest overall score in mobile banking benchmark

Forrester Research evaluated the mobile banking offerings of the five largest retail banks in Canada across more than 41 criteria. CIBC tied for the highest score.

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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.

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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 third consecutive year that CIBC has been selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

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One of the Best Workplaces in Canada

This annual ranking by the Great Place to Work Institute is compiled from employees’ survey responses about workplace experiences and analyzes the effectiveness of practices that underpin workplace culture.
 

One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

CIBC was selected for the fourth 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, Aboriginal peoples, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or transsexual (LGBT) individuals.

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First in online banking functionality

Forrester Research evaluated the online banking functionality of the five largest retail banks in Canada across more than 50 criteria. CIBC scored highest, including best overall ranking for security and privacy.

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One of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in Canada

Achievers, a company specializing in employee rewards and recognition, selects organizations that demonstrate leadership and innovation through employee engagement in the workplace.

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