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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.

Bilingual Advisor, Client Solutions (Quebec or Ontario)

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 Client Solution Team, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. To ensure that everyone in Canada has access to safe, affordable housing, we need to think differently and work collaboratively. In addition to working with governments and non-profit organizations, we need to mobilize individuals and organizations in the private sector, including corporations, social entrepreneurs and philanthropists, to close the gap in housing needs.


Our Outreach and Project Development Team was established for this very reason. Our goal is to work with non-traditional partners, those new to housing, and our traditional partners to cultivate new solutions to create affordable housing outcomes, beyond existing government programs.



  • Creatively identifies new partnerships, funding models and other approaches to facilitate the increase of private sector proponents into the Affordable Housing space. Builds partnerships and manages them through their life-cycle.
  • Leads new, innovative, and complex deals which may include existing product/service offerings to develop partnerships with the greatest impact on affordability with private corporations and philanthropic foundations, and secure the inflow of private sector investments into the affordable housing.
  • Leverages existing organizational products, clients, programs and services to bring the best solution to CMHC partners and entice private sector participants to make investments that are necessary to solve the affordable housing crisis. Crafts new and flexible deals, products, programs and services for CMHC partners in cooperation with external partners.
  • Provides advice and support to peers on strategies to put in place to motivate, convince, support partners/clients who wish to build and improve rental stock.
  • Enables external partners/clients to take ownership and implement solutions without CMHC’s direct participation.
  • Sets precedents with recommendations on increasing the private sector involvement and funding, and develops expert opinion to be relied upon by others across the corporation, and which will be added to a growing base of knowledge.



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in commerce, finance, economics or related fields.
  • Minimum of ten years of prior relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship management and building partnerships. 
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including presentation, persuasion, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Bilingualism (French and English)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a project management certification such as  the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Posting closing date: 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.


Job Requisition ID: 7946  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 117034.75 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Frequent 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON)