Bilingual Specialist, Multi-Unit Housing Solutions (Halifax)

Job Requisition ID: 10232  

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Halifax (NS)

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 83038.35 to $ 103797.93 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you


We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a contract employee:


  • 3 weeks of accrued vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.


Join the Housing Programs team, in the Specialist, Multi-Unit Housing Solutions position. In this role, you will provide expertise in client relationships, multi-unit real estate financing and leadership skills. You will play a critical role in creating and ensuring positive relationships with housing experts, promoters and developers while identifying opportunities to stimulate multi-unit development. Your experience leading intelligence-gathering efforts and providing strategic input into processes, policy and technology direction will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. 
This is a temporary position of a duration of 24 months.
What you’ll do:

  • Gather intelligence on local client needs and housing issues and communicate insights. 
  • Work directly with housing providers (non-profit organizations, private developers, etc.) to find housing solutions that ensure both viability and long-term sustainability, guiding and supporting them throughout the planning and construction phases and ensuring desired outcomes. 
  • Work closely with regional team, national teams, local partners and stakeholders to jointly develop strategies, identify policy improvements and collaborate on housing solutions. 
  • Identify potential issues and ensuring appropriate risk awareness. 
  • Develop and implement a key account approach for large borrowers, non-profit affordable housing providers, developers and other multi-unit partners. 
  • Engage in business development and experience in managing a portfolio of clients with a range of service strategies/plans to help achieve CMHC program outcomes. 
  • Identify new opportunities for innovative processes or enhancements to meet client housing financing needs with long-term consideration in addressing both risk and clients/borrower needs. 
  • Participate in the development of client consultation processes, methodologies and conducts industry consultation interviews to inform the client strategy. 

What you should have:   


  • An Undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree in planning, policy, economics or real estate finance.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in information dissemination, rental mortgage insurance products, sales or business development. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • A broad understanding of the Canadian affordable, social and private housing sectors as well as the various programs intended to assist these sectors. 
  • A demonstrated experience and/or knowledge related to multi-unit residential real estate development and finance. 
  • A sound understanding of the financing of housing projects demonstrating the ability to review financial proposals and assess their viability. 
  • A comprehensive working knowledge of client relationship management, including key account and government relationship strategy. 
  • The ability to build and maintain client relationships and recognize opportunities for improvement. 
  • Bilingualism (English & French)

Posting closing date: Note, the competition will remain active until filled.



Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!