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Senior Assistant, Market Research (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 9190  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Position Status: Temporary 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 $ 51261.66 to $ 64077.07 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 up to 3 weeks of accrued vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • 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 Policy team in the Senior Assistant, Market Research position.


You will be responsible for supporting housing market research information needs and marketing initiatives. This involves a range of activities from data management, processing functions, client communication to document management.


This is a temporary position of a duration of 12 months.




  • Respond to all external clients' emails, phone calls or inquiries and data requests in a timely manner; guide clients on how to access CMHC website and/or Housing Market Information Portal to obtain various reports available online.
  • Use statistical and analytical software tools such as SAS, EViews, R and Python to provide relevant and accurate data.    
  • Organize all electronic files on a product basis to increase staff accessibility to file information and eliminate time spent retrieving and locating files.
  • Troubleshoot programs such as SAS, R, Python, EViews or Excel as problems arise.
  • Understanding, influencing and/or serving people are important considerations in causing actions or acceptance by others.
  • Review and verify all invoices and claims for Market Analysis and Survey.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Post-secondary education with experience in administrative support.
  • Minimum of one year of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of market research concepts and information storage processes.
  • Written and oral communication skills, including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles to communicate messages that have the desired effect.
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency in the use of programming software such as SAS, R, Python or EViews.
  • Client service skills, ability to understand and meet client needs and resolve issues within established parameters.
  • Organizational skills, including project management and the ability to undertake and complete multiple, concurrent tasks.


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.