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Advisor, Flood Insurance Program (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 9040  

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 117034.75 to $ 146293.44 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


Here are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of Canada's top employers:


  • Enjoy 5 weeks of vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Defined benefit pension plan;
  • Comprehensive group insurance to support your well-being from day one;
  • Access to a catalogue of courses for individual learning;
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with multiple Employee Resource Groups and much more!


Help make a difference for Canadians. CMHC’s aspiration is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. All of our programs and activities support this singular goal.

Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eradicate racism and advance equity within CMHC and the housing system.


Join our newly established flood insurance development team. In this role, you will provide strategic advice on the development of a new national flood insurance program, provide support for fundamental decisions that will shape project work plans. You will also provide expert advice and program guidance to support the implementation of this new program and its ongoing delivery.  



  • Lead the development of client-focussed strategies, policies, work streams and risk management protocols within CMHC.
  • Provide authoritative and tactical advice, guidance and support to staff within the program and to senior management and government officials on flood insurance policy matters.
  • Lead internal groups, along with working groups with Government departments, non-government organizations, and expert consultants to develop and deliver on work plans.
  • Develop project work plans and priorities and conduct or manage projects.
  • Provide subject-matter expertise and work with divisional policy managers and analysts internally and externally to ensure integration of affordability, adequacy and availability of flood insurance within broader policy development context.
  • Follow up with stakeholders to establish long-term relationships, pose questions and consult on a regular basis to keep informed of new developments with stakeholders; field complex questions that require innovative responses and solutions related to financing.
  • Build and maintain relationships with other CMHC sectors, think tanks, academics, federal strategic policy departments, and participate in relevant interdepartmental committees.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Demonstrated policy, program development, and program delivery knowledge and experience related to insuring perils related to natural catastrophes, such as overland flood.   
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as finance, business, or administration.
  • Minimum of seven years of prior relevant experience.
  • Experience in preparing reports, and developing and delivering presentations to achieve acceptance with Senior Executives.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles to communicate effectively to clients, partners, and decision makers.
  • Demonstrated experience in program management and working in multidisciplinary project teams.



Posting closing date: Note, the competition will remain active until filled.





On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  


As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our aspiration.
We are committed to employment equity and actively encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.