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Senior Analyst, Economics

Sector: Policy and Innovation 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary Range: $63418.82 to $79273.53

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
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About the role
Provides input into and performs analysis for the Market Insights function with respect to the analysis and modeling of economic, housing and mortgage market activity at the national, provincial and local levels in order to meet both internal and external client needs.
What you will need
• Postgraduate degree in economics.
• Minimum of one year of relevant experience.
• Knowledge and understanding of external public and private data and information services involved in the monitoring and analysis of economic activity.
• Ability to effectively communicate economic and housing market information both orally and in writing to senior level audiences both internally and externally.
• understanding of and experience in analysis and forecasting of the general economy, housing and mortgage markets.
• Some Knowledge of and experience in the application of statistics, econometric modeling, regression analysis, seasonal adjustment, simulation, and forecasting techniques and statistical software packages.

What you will be doing
• Produces analysis and/or provides input into the analysis of economic and housing market activity at the national, provincial and local levels related to CMHC analysis and publications using sound econometric modeling and analytical techniques to support decision making with internal and external partners.
• Contributes technical expertise to identified priorities for the short term (within the coming year) and long term (within the coming five years).
• Prepares and gives presentations based on analysis of economic and housing market activity to internal and external stakeholders in order to support decision making. Acts as corporate spokesperson, which would include media.
• Writes technical reports and provides quality control (peer review) of the material before publication.
• Participates in research under the guidance of management or more senior technical experts to contribute to the function’s body of expert knowledge on economic, housing and mortgage market analysis and forecasts.
• Contributes to projects that provide specialized technical research on factors which influence housing and mortgage markets under the guidance of management or more senior technical experts.
• Develops and maintains working relationships with economists, econometricians and stakeholders in the housing industry; participates in research to explore innovative approaches for the analysis of housing markets as required.
• Uses analytical tools and methodologies to monitor progress, identify trends and recognize risks in the housing market so as to communicate resulting implications to more senior technical resources and/or to the functional leader.
• Provides accurate input into current, vetted Market Insights econometric model suites.
• Regularly uses new micro- and macroeconomic models pertaining to the Canadian housing market as developed by more senior technical resources; may contribute to the development of these models.
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Posting closing date: October 22, 2019 @ 11:59 pm EST (Note, the competition may remain active until filled).


Job Requisition ID: 4048  

Primary Location: CalgaryAlberta  

Other Location(s): Position can be located anywhere in Canada 

Security Requirement: Secret 

Travel Requirement: Limited 


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
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