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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, 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 Housing Finance Policy Team, where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy and research.


This is a temporary position of a duration of 12 months. 



• Provide thought leadership in the areas of housing finance

• Provide expert and comprehensive advice, guidance and recommendations on the development of innovative policies, products, services and/or systems. 

• Conduct research and identify international and domestic housing finance policies and trends

• Lead or contribute to the development of budget proposals, treasury board submissions and work plans 

• 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, Economics or a related field. Postgraduate degree would be considered an asset.
• Minimum of three 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 English communication skills. Fluency in French is considered an asset.
• Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strategic relationships with multiple stakeholders.
• Demonstrated experience in managing projects.


Preferred Qualifications:
• A deep understanding of the Canadian housing system and challenges relating to housing affordability

• Experience preparing proposals for government including budgets and treasury board submissions.

• Secret security clearance strongly preferred

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: 6871  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 77114.85 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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

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