Bilingual Housing Programs Outreach Specialist

Job Requisition ID: 9905  

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Montreal (QC)

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 81410.14 to $ 101762.68 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.


About the role
Join the Outreach team where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. In the role of Bilingual Housing Programs Outreach Specialist, you will manage the Québec portfolio and will act as the relationship manager for your clients located in this region. You will lead the development and implementation of proactive outreach strategies to promote CMHC programs, close information gaps and build capacity, and will seek opportunities and efficiency by working with the sector to maximize impact in advancing affordable housing outcomes for Canadians.  


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


What you’ll do:

  • Promote CMHC’s affordable housing programs and initiatives under the National Housing Strategy, utilizing a variety of presentation methods (e.g, virtual or in-person conferences, webinars, workshops, panel discussions, etc.).
  • Identify and lead the implementation of a proactive strategic regional plan and strategies considering CMHC's corporate objectives, Government priorities, regional context and key stakeholders’ needs.
  • Establishe and develop key sector relations with various associations and other related organizations who can help advance affordable housing outcomes.
  • Understand regional context, housing-related issues/barriers and key stakeholders’ needs.
  • Identify opportunities and implements initiatives, in collaboration with internal key stakeholders when needed, to support the uptake of programs, build capacity and to close information gaps.
  • Work collaboratively with internal departments to provide support and/or exchange information to achieve affordability goals within the given region.


What you should have:

  • An Undergraduate degree in urban planning, architecture, building science, social sciences, business administration, or related field.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in the housing field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including  presentation skills to build and maintain key client relationships.
  • A demonstrated experience disseminating strategies and tactics.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the National Housing Strategy as well as the provincial housing market and trends.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Bilingualism (English and French).

It would be great if you also had:

  • Experience working in the affordable housing industry


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!