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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 Specialist, Policy Analysis (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 Client Solution (Multi Unit Policy) Team, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. 
In this role, you will be responsible to provide strategic and expert advice on policy development in support of fundamental decisions that shape future directions. Articulates policy positions, provides strategic expert advice and recommendations for policy changes, and develops substantive materials for senior management to influence decision-making.


•    Guide, mentor, provide strategic and expert advice to and share expert knowledge with colleagues and business lines to develop, modify and implement operational policy related to CMHC's mandate and priorities.
•    Provide subject matter expertise and authoritative tactical advice, guidance and support on complex and abstract topics, and prepare strategic correspondence, briefing materials, reports and policy proposals for internal partners and CMHC’s senior management.
•    Develop solutions using policy expertise, substantial creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, negotiation and diplomacy.
•    Lead, guide and perform research and policy analysis to identify opportunities for program and policy improvement and advance the development of critical decisions, plans and strategies that align with government and corporate priorities. 
•    Identify priority gaps in policies and related policy research and analysis. Guide CMHC’s research agenda from a policy perspective.
•    Act as a subject matter expert that clients and stakeholders may rely on to field complex questions that require innovative responses and solutions related to the relevant business area. 


Minimum Qualifications:

•    Undergraduate degree in a related field such as public administration, commerce or finance.
•    Minimum of seven years of experience in qualitative and quantitative analytical skills to develop policy options and assess expected outcomes.
•    Demonstrated analytical, creative and conceptual skills contribute to business objectives and strategic direction.
•    Must demonstrate expert knowledge in CMHC’s Multi-Unit Products and Programs
•    Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings to communicate and defend messages and positions.
•    Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strategic relationships with multiple stakeholders.
•    Bilingualism (French and English) 


Preferred Qualifications:
•    Master's degree would be an asset.

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: 5530  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

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