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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.

Specialist, Housing Finance Policy (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 Policy and Innovation Team, where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy, research and disruptive innovation. 



• Provide thought leadership in the areas of housing finance policy and support on specific issues and ad hoc projects.
• Lead or contribute to the development of strategies, policies, budget proposals, treasury board submissions and work plans supporting various business sectors.
• Provide expert and comprehensive advice, guidance and recommendations on the development of innovative policies, products, services and/or systems.
• Conduct research and continuously scan the internal and external environment to identify international and domestic housing finance policies.
• Obtain input from internal and external groups on issues and opportunities related to housing finance policies and programs.
• Compile and disseminate information on housing finance to key government policy partners. 
• Develop a variety of written documentation, presentations and briefing materials for senior management and in support of internal and external communications.
• Represent CMHC and, where required, organize or lead meetings, committees, task force / working groups and consultative bodies to communicate corporate priorities and policy positions and to obtain input into, and negotiate, specific CMHC proposals.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Undergraduate degree in Social Science, Business Administration or Economics. Postgraduate degree in Public Administration would be considered an asset.
• Minimum of five years experience in policy development.
• Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills to develop policy options and assess housing finance systems expected outcomes. Experience working with data is an asset.
• Strong written and oral communication skills in both official languages (French and English), and the ability to develop interpersonal and influencing skills..
• Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strategic relationships with multiple stakeholders.
• Demonstrated experience in managing projects.
• Strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of macro prudential policies, and sustainable housing finance policies.

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: 5452  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

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