Indigenous Banking

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CIBC is dedicated to providing financial services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada. Our experienced frontline staff and Indigenous Banking Team will work with you and your community to bring you services and solutions that meet your changing and diverse needs.

In addition to offering banking expertise, we also take an active role in the community at both a national and local level. Our community involvement means we are better able to understand the specific needs of the Indigenous community, allowing us to help you find the right solutions for your unique needs.

Banking solutions 

We have worked closely with Indigenous communities to deliver products and services that help Indigenous Peoples, communities and businesses succeed. We are experienced in meeting the banking needs of Indigenous clients and have a team of experts ready to help you find smart solutions to meet your financial goals. As well, CIBC's accessible banking services include on-reserve CIBC Banking Centres. 

Flexibility to fit your situation

In working with Indigenous communities, CIBC has developed specialized solutions with distinct features to address specific financial issues, both on- and off-reserve.

Everyday banking is easy and convenient with CIBC.

Manage your personal and business finances and stay in control of your cash flow while on the go with a range of flexible account options. You can access your account information anytime with quick and easy-to-use Mobile Banking services Opens a new window in your browser., Online Banking and Telephone Banking to stay on top of your finances.

Housing solutions designed for you

CIBC has designed residential housing programs for eligible Indigenous communities and their citizens. Your CIBC advisor will work with you to identify the right housing solution to help meet your needs.

Plan for a successful future

The key to successful financial management is financial know-how and careful planning. CIBC has developed a tailored suite of Indigenous Financial Literacy programs designed to meet the financial education needs of Indigenous governments, citizens, communities and businesses.

Designed to address real life issues, concerns and goals, our financial literacy programs will give you the information, tools and resources you need to help you plan for a healthy and successful financial future. 

Commitment to Indigenous Education and Prosperity

At CIBC, we go beyond traditional banking and demonstrate our commitment to Indigenous Peoples, communities and organizations through active memberships, corporate donations and sponsorships. We are actively involved in national and community-based programs. Over the past 5 years, CIBC has contributed more than $5 million to organizations and programs supporting Indigenous communities and citizens.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Opens a new window in your browser.

CIBC is a proud, active Patron Member of the CCAB. CCAB’s mission is to foster sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, and Canadian businesses.

Indspire Opens a new window in your browser.

Indspire is a national Indigenous-led charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.  

CIBC is serious about supporting Indigenous higher learning, which is why we proudly sponsor Indspire’s academic bursaries and scholarships.

Martin Family Initiative Opens a new window in your browser.

The Martin Family Initiative is committed to improving elementary and secondary school education outcomes for First Nations, Métis Nation and Inuit students in Canada by working in full partnership with the Indigenous people of Canada, relevant governments and the private sector.

National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) Opens a new window in your browser.

CIBC is a proud, active Gold Member of NATOA. NATOA is a charitable organization, and is committed to providing Indigenous Peoples of Canada with the resources and information that will help them efficiently create, manage and operate trusts as a means to ensure that the seven generations yet unborn can benefit from the goals and dreams of the present generation.

Teach For Canada Opens a new window in your browser.

Teach For Canada is a non-profit organization that works with northern First Nations to recruit, prepare and support committed teachers.


CIBC provides scholarship support to Indigenous students enrolled at the following universities:

  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Regina
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design 
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Prince Edward Island

Key benefits

Call an Indigenous Banking Team member or find an on-reserve location.

Indigenous Banking Team

Our dedicated Indigenous Banking Team has the training and experience to help meet the needs of Indigenous clients, whether they are individuals, businesses or communities. In addition to the team's strong background in Indigenous banking, they will partner with in-house experts to provide you with smart solutions to meet all of your banking needs.

Jaimie Lickers
Vice-President, Indigenous Markets
 Jaimie.Lickers@cibc.comOpens your email app.

Linda Hartford
National Indigenous Trust Specialist, Indigenous Markets
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 Linda.Hartford@cibc.comOpens your email app.

CIBC Banking on or near reserves

Bank with us how you want, when you want with accessible banking solutions. Through our nationwide branch network, located in urban and rural centres across Canada, we can meet all your banking needs when you need it most. We also have on-reserve banking centres in the following locations:

  • Westbank Banking Centre (Kelowna, BC)
  • Park Royal (West Vancouver, BC)
  • Hobbema (Maskwachees Shopping Centre, AB)
  • LaRonge (Sooneyawikumik Banking Centre, SK)