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Data Scientist (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 9167  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 97692.52 to $ 122115.65 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. 


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 the Business and Operational Risk division Analytics team in the Data Scientist position. Your ability to apply advanced analytical skills and knowledge of Canada’s financial and mortgage sectors to analytics activities initiatives at CMHC, including data visualization, data analysis, machine learning or predictive models, risk insights and reporting will support decision-making, enhancing risk management and building automated systems.




  • Conduct data visualization and report to communicate insights and findings to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Conduct exploratory data analysis to identify patterns, trends, and insights in large and complex datasets. 
  • Develop or use machine learning or statistical models to solve complex business problems.  
  • Lead data analytics projects from ideation to implementation, including project planning, execution, and delivery.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify business problems and opportunities that can be solved with data analytics. 
  • Strong understanding of the financial sectors and real estate market to draw insights that are relevant and actionable. 
  • Evaluate and select appropriate analytics tools, techniques, and frameworks to improve efficiency and automation. 
  • Share business knowledge and provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members. 


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Master's degree or higher in a quantitative discipline such as finance, mathematics, economics, statistics or computer science.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in modelling or quantitative analytics at a bank, insurance company, asset manager or other type of financial institution.
  • Hands-on experience on data science (e.g., machine learning) and advance analytics.  
  • Proficient in programming languages such as Python, R, and SQL and experience using tool/package for visualization such as power BI, R shiny, Python dash. 
  • Experience working with big data ecosystems such as Spark, HDFS, and familiar with cloud service.  Strong understanding of mathematical finance and risk management.
  • Good understanding of Canada's financial sector and real estate markets.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders. 
  • Good project management skills, good writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct rigorous analysis using critical thinking and judgment to resolve complex issues.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Professional designation (Chartered Financial Analyst, Professional Risk Manager, Financial Risk Manager, Certificate in Quantitative Finance) considered an asset.


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.