Offices across Canada

The Student Leadership Academy

The SLA is designed to help you succeed in your student work term through opportunities to learn, connect and explore! Each event is carefully designed with you in mind because we know that you have many interests and passions and encourage you to explore them all!


Skill Building Workshops- Pick up a new skill or refine your existing tool kit!

Self Directed Learning- Continue your learning and dive into specific skills or topics with a wide range of e0learning options!


SLA Café & Socials- Connect with your peers through bi-weekly Friday hangouts with the student experience squad!

Leadership Connections- Engage in inspiring and thought provoking dialogue with CIBC leadership and team members!


Career Exploration- Join interactive sessions to learn about different teams across CIBC!

Innovation Challenge- Tackle new challenges with a team and win awesome prizes!


The SWAT program enhances CIBC’s co-op program by encouraging students to bring new innovative ideas to CIBC. Through the SWAT program, selected summer students can complement their placement by working on a real CIBC business challenge in a team of other students and with the support from an Executive Sponsor and Project Lead.