Share this Job

Specialist, Innovation (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8842  

Language Designation: English/French Optional 

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

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 81410.14 to $ 101762,68 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


Here are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of Canada's top employers:


  • Enjoy 5 weeks of vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Defined benefit pension plan;
  • Comprehensive group insurance to support your well-being from day one;
  • Access to a catalogue of courses for individual learning;
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with multiple Employee Resource Groups and much more!


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 eradicate racism and advance equity within CMHC and the housing system.

Join the Strategy sector within CMHC’s Innovation & Partnerships (I&P) Division, where we enable engagement and investment in, and scaling of innovative solutions that will lead to more affordable housing supply. In this role, you will be part of a team that leads the design and delivery of innovation programs to support and advance solutions for affordable housing. As the Specialist Innovation, you will bring your skills and experience in innovation, process and project management to the design and delivery of programs that support affordable housing. 


This position has a duration of 12 months



  • Significantly contributes to the design and delivery of innovation programs to support housing supply and affordability.
  • Significantly contributes to the development of and provides inputs into applicable innovation policies, guidelines, presentations, reports and plans to implement and maintain the innovation programs.
  • Contributes to the development of communications products related to innovation programs and activities with relatively high visibility and/or complexity. 
  • Engages with external stakeholders in order to establish expert review committees and to support innovation program activities.  
  • Builds and maintains internal relationships in support of innovation programs and activities with key influencers, senior management and other key stakeholders.
  • Engages in cross-functional activities and collaborates with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders, both internally and externally.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of five years of experience with increasing responsibility in the delivery of innovation programs, program design and/or execution.
  • Developed innovation skills, process development and project management expertise.
  • Developed interpersonal, facilitation, influencing and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Advanced analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work in a multi-team environment or independently.
  • Bilingual (French and English) is a strong asset


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.