At BNP Paribas Canada, it is our employees which make the difference... Our 75 nationalities are part of our diversity!

Do you like challenges, a structured framework, the prospect of optimizing and innovating? You are known for your originality and want a certain freedom to think while sharing your knowledge and ideas?

... Come help us contribute to the growth of our Canadian platform!

You will benefit amongst other things from:

  • Access to social volunteer and recreational programs, via our many Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Opportunities for career development through active internal mobility and our innovative training program: Canada Academy
  • A brand new workspace, flexible, comfortable and easily adaptable to your needs: remote work opportunities, standing desks, innovation lab., open meeting rooms and spaces

Business Overview


What about applying for a job that is consequential and contributing to making the world a safer and better place? What about being on the front line of the anti-financial crime fight? Are you interested in joining a new team in AML and Control Framework? BNPP Group is transferring part of AML activities from Compliance to 1LOD to reinforce AML risk culture within the Business and to strengthen the Group AML framework efficiency. Within CIB North America, it means AML L1 alert investigation function will be hosted by USD Clearing and Payments and a new team of investigators will be created in Montreal.

USD Clearing & Payments Montreal is already the CIB North America team responsible for reviewing Sanctions alerts level 1 and 2 and managing sanctions filters and logics. USD Clearing and Payments has recently been featured as one of the most innovative team with the launch of AI models for sanctions.

As AML Level 1 Investigator, you are expected to perform a thorough review of transactions and parties (or a sample of transactions depending on the number of parties at stake) that generated each suspicious activity alerts. This consist in:

  • determining if transactions reviewed seem legitimate and economically sound
    • Identifying the parties – their existence, business purpose, geographical location, services provided by BNPP and expected transactional behavior …
    • Understanding relationships between parties at stake
  • Determining if the alert, including all triggers, can rationally be explained.

Parties and transactions analysis are completed by the AML L1 investigator using internal KYC records, external searches via reputable sources, Request for Information (‘RFI’) to internal stakeholders and/or leveraging on prior alerts and prior case investigations (if any).

  • Reviewing any additional red flags such as negative news on a party by running parties in Worldcheck.
  • Finally concluding on each alert (either closing the alert as not suspicious, or escalating the alert to Compliance for further investigation) and saving the supporting evidence in Actimize.

To be successful, you primarily need an investigative mindset and a good understanding of AML Red Flags for the businesses of BNPP. You will learn to master the BNPP AML policies/procedures, understand Actimize scenarios and have a very good understanding of BNPP Group products. You will need to have a good command of Excel and investigation tools, and be open to changes toward more and more technology-assisted investigations.

In this role, you will see a direct link between geopolitical tensions and your work. You will actively contribute in the fight against money laundering, terrorism financing, human trafficking, and tax evasion. Your work will matter.

Candidate Success Factors


Candidates will be measured on the following four performance drivers, which will dictate how individual impact is considered on the Americas platform:

  • Results and Impact
  • Leadership and Collaboration
  • Client, Customer and Stakeholder Focus
  • Compliance Culture and Conduct


  • Research, analyze, and investigate potentially suspicious Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) activity based on a variety of AML Systems generated alerts from Corporate, Institutional, and Correspondent Banking transactional activity. As necessary, use available research tools (public internet sources as well as third party sites) to identify information concerning transactions warranting further investigation as a case.
  • Request additional information by contacting various compliance or business personnel throughout the organization to determine if facts and circumstances surrounding unusual transactions warrant closure of the investigation as not suspicious or if escalation for further investigation is warranted.
  • Prepare reports using Excel to display transaction flow of payments and/or other payment activities.
  • Create and document comprehensive investigation files which must be completed and self-contained so that readers (law enforcement, examiners, audit, management) can clearly determine why the investigation was started, how it was carried out, and why the conclusion that was/is recommended was/is being made;
  • Continuous monitoring of the open alerts in Actimize until a determination can be made to close or escalate to L2 in a timely manner;
  • Maintain a good understanding of BSA/AML regulations and FinCEN guidelines relative to Suspicious Activity Monitoring and Reporting as well as current money laundering/terrorist financing schemes and risk typologies, and investigative techniques required to detect such schemes and typologies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Skills and expertise
    • Business:
      • Financial Security - Strong knowledge of AML/ KYC, U.S.A. PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act
      • Tax Evasion Prevention
      • Know Your Client - KYC
    • Transversal:
      • Analytical Ability
    • Behavioral skills
      • Critical thinking
      • Attention to Detail/Rigor
      • Organization Skills
      • Communication Skills- oral & written
      • Ability to Deliver/Result driven
  • Methodologies, tools and technologies:
      • Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite.
      • Knowledge of Actimize, GCARS, CRDS, RMPM, Worldcheck, LexisNexis, Orbis is a Plus
  • Experience level
      • 1+ years of experience with a financial services firm and/or regulatory organization in an AML compliance, audit, or regulatory related position,
      • We will also consider candidates without experience but the right mindset.

Preferred Qualifications

      • BA or BS Degree accounting, finance, legal, economics or related discipline is preferred. 
      • CAMS Certified a plus

FINRA Registrations Required

:  N/A

CFTC Swap Dealer Associated Person (if yes, NFA Swaps Proficiency Program is required): Not Applicable

About BNP Paribas

With more than 200,000 employees in 72 countries, the Group serves nearly 32 million individual customers and 850,000 professionals, entrepreneurs, SMEs and large companies. BNP Paribas is a leading bank in the euro zone and a leading international banking player.

Did you know? In 2019, BNP Paribas named World’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility 2019

About BNP Paribas in Canada

With more than 900 employees, BNP Paribas Canada continues to attract experts from diverse fields as well as ambitious young talent from around the world. We are proud to offer our employees a rewarding and international workplace where they can build their professional careers by honing their skills, meeting challenges and enriching their knowledge of the financial industry.

A recruitment policy that promotes equality and diversity:

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer. BNP Paribas recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and other protected status (Employment Equity Act).

Part of BNP Paribas dedication to diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion is clearly reflected on how we believe and live diversity and inclusion all together. As such, one of BNP Paribas’ initiatives is hosting Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) which are focused on equality of gender, sexual orientation and learning from other cultures. 

We can assist with access to job offers for people with disabilities who may be unable to use our career site - please contact us by email canada_recrutement [at] (dot) com  or by phone on 514-285-6000

Want to know more about the BNP Paribas Group?

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Primary Location
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)
Experience Level
At least 1 year

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  • What if we told you that working in our Group may not be quite what you think? BNP Paribas business lines and careers are constantly evolving to meet the expectations of our clients and society as a whole.

  • Feeling good about your job means bringing your whole self to work and being who you are. It’s also about having the resources you need to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Both of these are major commitments at BNP Paribas.

  • At BNP Paribas, developing your skills is as important to us as it is to you. And the skills you learn with us will help you through the rest of your working life.

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