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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.

Talent Acquisition Partner - Indigenous Recruitment (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.



Reconciliation is a key corporate commitment at CMHC. We are committed to advancing reconciliation and renewing relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. We continuously evaluate our progress on reconciliation to promote comprehensive learning per the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 57, and meaningful actions, such as the development of programs that are accessible and effective for Indigenous People.   As part of the reconciliation process with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, the Government of Canada has asked all branches of the Federal Public Administration to take concrete steps to advance reconciliation. Our commitment to reconciliation is driven by the belief that this is a necessary process required to impact change in all areas of the company, and in the work that we do. 


This position is a temporary position for a duration of 24 months.


As part of our reconciliation plan we are creating this new role which will be responsible to elaborate, deploy and operate the action plan to attract, source and retain CMHC’s indigenous talents and will serve as a Talent Acquisition Partner and subject matter expert in Indigenous recruitment by providing strategic/ tactical advices, services and support to internal stakeholders.  



•    Partner with hiring managers, HRBP and other internal stakeholder (TA team, diversity team, reconciliation team, Employee Resource Group, etc.) to understand business’s functional areas, needs, role requirements and current recruitment practices.
•    Elaborate, deploy and operate the action plan to increase trust & solidify networking opportunities with the indigenous communities (associations, schools, ISET, job boards, recruitment agencies, etc.).
•    Determine sourcing & attraction strategies/methodologies to attract, source and hire indigenous talents.
•    Coach & assist hiring managers in appropriate interviewing techniques, applicant selection, salary negotiation and other topics related to Indigenous recruitment best practices and cultural considerations.
•    Screen candidates for minimum requirements: behavioural competencies, past experiences, education, salary expectations and availability. 
•    Perform salary analysis for candidate’s compensation package respecting internal equity and salary administration guidelines.


Minimum qualifications

•    Five (5) years of experience responsible of the full recruitment cycle working with talent acquisition metrics managing a high volume of requisitions.
•    Knowledge of applicable laws, policies and best practices related to talent acquisition.
•    Demonstrated project management skills to build, deploy and operate an action plan.
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written & speaking in English or French).

Preferred qualifications

•    Experience using an ATS (SuccessFactors is preferred) would be an asset.
•    Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) designation, Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation, Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.


Note: This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates from the indigenous communities.  
Lived experience will be considered as equivalent experience if applicants can demonstrate that they possess the ability to elaborate, deploy and operate an action plan to increase trust and solidify networking relationships with the Indigenous communities.


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: 5418  

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

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