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Senior Specialist, Strategy, Product and Risk Management (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8301  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 94388.91 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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


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.

Join the Client Solutions Sector,  where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. This position is an exceptional opportunity to become a member of the Client Solutions, Risk Management, Strategy and Products - Risk and Pricing team where you will be responsible to provide solutions through expert guidance in order to promote housing affordability and financial markets stability.




  • Acts as the subject matter expert concerning strategy and risk management. Provides guidance, advice and recommendations to senior management on strategy and risk management, policies and procedures.
  • Lead the development of strategies and risk management practices that promote housing affordability and financial markets stability.
  • Identifies opportunities through the market knowledge to strengthen and change the strategies and risk management, frameworks and structures to achieve the set objectives.
  • In co-operation with multiple internal partners, participates in the development of a long-term strategic vision for products and tools.
  • Identifies opportunities to advance the organizational and government's objectives through the strategies and risk management. 
  • Keeps abreast of and understands best practices and trends and developments in the national housing market.
  • Performs high-level/broad analysis and leverages colleagues within the team for more detailed analytical results, as well as the data from the operations group, Finance and external data providers to develop the advice and recommendations on a change in approach, strategy or risk assessment.
  • Create strong lines of communication throughout CMHC to ensure that work within the division aligns with and supports the activities of other sectors.


Minimal qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field, such as business, economics or finance.
  • Minimum seven years of experience in a related field.
  • Understanding of Canada’s housing finance system, markets, appropriations, mortgage insurance and funding, the secondary mortgage market, lending/underwriting practices and default management.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills to be able to present at committees.
  • Ability to gauge the technical knowledge of the audience and translate the information to fit the audience.
  • Ability to think forward, to estimate and assess the changing dynamics of the housing market. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of performance or operational measurements to successfully meet broad work objectives.
  • Ability to interpret information from various sources in order to provide recommendations concerning the continuous development of organizational programs.
  • MBA, CFA and/or risk management certification is preferred.
  • Bilingualism (English - French) is required

Posting closing date: Note, the competition may 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.