/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Scotiabank Addresses Banking Needs of
Foreign and Temporary Workers in Canada/

CALGARY, April 27 /CNW/ - Temporary foreign workers play a major role in the Canadian economy and labour force with more than 150,000 temporary foreign workers entering Canada each year* from around the globe. Scotiabank recognizes temporary foreign workers need a comprehensive banking package to meet their unique needs and get them off to the right start financially as they focus on beginning a new job in Canada.

    
    WHAT:     Media conference to announce new banking and financing services
              for temporary foreign workers in Canada.

    WHO:
              -  Teresa Woo-Paw (PC), MLA for Calgary-Mackay and
                 Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Employment and
                 Immigration
              -  Ward 12 Alderman and Mayoral candidate Ric McIver
              -  Rania Llewellyn, Vice President, Multicultural Banking,
                 Scotiabank
              -  George Marlatte, Senior Vice President, Prairie Region,
                 Scotiabank

    WHERE:    Mount Royal Scotiabank Branch
              1401 - 17th Avenue South West

    WHEN:     Thursday April 29, 2010 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                 -  11:00 a.m. sharp: Media conference including Q & A period
                 -  11:30 - 1:00: Luncheon begins - media and guests are
                    invited to attend
    

Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With close to 68,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve approximately 14.6 million customers in some 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. With more than $507 billion in assets (as at January 31, 2010), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.

* Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada

SOURCE Scotiabank

For further information: For further information: Michelle Cobb, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (778) 327-5451 or michelle.cobb@scotiabank.com; Patty Stathokostas, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 866-3625 or patty_stathokostas@scotiacapital.com


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