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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.

Senior Officer, Official Languages and Learning (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 Learning and Development team where we oversee the development and implementation of policies, programs, strategies and processes designed to attract, onboard and sustain the desired workforce to improve job performance and organizational outcomes, with a focus on both learning and organizational development and official languages.



• Research, analyze, design, develop, implement, administer, monitor and evaluate programs to ensure CMHC optimizes its human capital, with a particular focus on learning and organizational development.
• Participate in multi-disciplinary projects/initiatives, teams and committees to develop and implement workforce management policies and programs, such as official languages, onboarding and performance assessments to improve workforce capacity.
• Provide specialist expertise, guidance, interpretation and advice on an ongoing basis to the HR community, clients across the organization and vendors on Official Language policies and programs to resolve unusual, sensitive and/or precedent-setting situations.
• Ensure that HR policies and procedures are current, respect legislative requirements and are sufficient from an audit perspective. Identify opportunities for operational efficiencies and/or process improvements and provide recommendations to management.
• Report to the Treasury Board Secretariat (Official Languages Act Parts IV, V, VI) and
• Canadian Heritage (Official Languages Act Part VII) on CMHC's compliance with the Official Languages Act.

• Conduct research and analysis to identify emerging issues, trends, best practices and changing legislative requirements on matters pertaining to learning and organizational development policies and programs
• Employ a diverse range of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to provide robust assessments of options and expected outcomes in the form of reports, briefing notes and presentations to management.
• Anticipate emerging HR policy issues, especially related to official languages, and ensure corporate priorities are well aligned with emerging opportunities.

• Maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure workforce management initiatives align with business priorities and effectively respond to business needs.
• Work collaboratively with stakeholders to improve operations and organizational performance through implementation of various workforce management interventions and, where required, provide recommendations to management.
• Manage the development, implementation, contract negotiation and quality assurance of contracts with internal and external service providers.
• Provide advice, guidance and expertise on policies and procedures to internal and external stakeholders, including development of communications materials for specific and broad audiences.
• Act as a liaison between CMHC and the federal government on official languages matters by representing CMHC at interdepartmental meetings, reporting on official languages activities and providing valued input to interdepartmental resources.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree in human resources management, business administration, industrial relations or a related field.
• Minimum of three years of work experience.
• Strong knowledge of human resource management policies, practices, theories, concepts and systems as well as learning and development principles.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex problems.
• Demonstrated ability to build successful partnerships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
• Subject matter expertise in specific talent management areas (including Official Languages, Performance Management, Learning and Development).
• Demonstrated knowledge of related technology (Learning Management Systems, E-learning development tools, Webinar, etcs.)
• Strong knowledge of legislative issues and industry trends relating to Human Resources.
• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly and present information in a variety of settings and to a variety of audiences including senior management.
• Experience leading multi-disciplinary projects and teams.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Completion of the Certified Training Professional (CTP) or Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation or Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) or Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation, or any other certified human resources professional designation.

• Strong understanding of the Official Languages Act.


Date de fermeture : Le 27 octobre 2021 @ 11:59 pm EST


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: 6825  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 65335.51 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

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