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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

Bilingual Senior Manager, Data Acquisition (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)


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 eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

Join the Data Team, where we lead our digital transformation to accelerate housing affordability. In this role you will oversee the data acquisition, processing, and governance operations of the Data group, including processing of data from CMHC’s housing surveys (Geographic Information Systems, survey methodology) and acquisition and ingestion of third party housing data.


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



• Manage the processing of housing market survey data in the corporate data platform.
• Develop group-specific business plans and recommendations with respect to strategic directions.
• Manage the on-time production of quality, reliable and methodologically sound housing market survey data by providing functional guidance to team members in their specialized domains (e.g., statistics, data processing, GIS)..
• Oversee the development of IT business requirements for data processing and dissemination applications.
• Manage data acquisition budget.
• Develop and manage networks, partnerships and relationships, and engage in cross-functional activities with colleagues, stakeholders and clients in order to understand and assess housing data needs.

Minimum Qualifications
• Undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or a related discipline.
• Minimum of ten years of prior experience with the data acquisition, processing, and governance operations including five years of experience managing people. 
• Excellent problem-solving, consulting, negotiation and decision-making skills.
• Sound knowledge of survey methods, data management practices, and statistical skills to produce high quality data.
• Experience with managing budgets.
• Experience with project management.

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


CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!


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.


Job Requisition ID: 5415  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Office Location: Calgary (AB); Charlottetown (PE); Edmonton (AB); Halifax (NS); Moncton (NB); Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); Quebec (QC); Saskatoon (SK); St. John's (NL); Thunder Bay (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC); Winnipeg (MB); Yellowknife (NT)

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