Bilingual Senior Specialist, Data Governance

Job Requisition ID: 9857  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

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

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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


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 permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • 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 Enterprise Data Office in the Bilingual Senior Specialist, Data Governance position. In this role, you will support the design, development, implementation, maintenance, evolution and enhancement of the Information Management (IM) functions (information, data, knowledge and records) at CMHC. You will help the organization realize the full value of its structured and unstructured data and information assets and evolve the corporate information taxonomy. You will also implement and manage an data/information governance model and frameworks to address the safe, effective and efficient sharing of information across CMHC. 
What you’ll do: 


  • Support the development of directives, standards and guidelines, define the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and ensuring successful implementation and maintenance of an information governance framework according to the data lifecycle management framework.
  • Support the development and maintenance of information governance processes and frameworks to ensure effective data management and accountability throughout the organization.
  • Provide functional/technical guidance and direction to empower teams to make responsible decisions around their data throughout its lifecycle and ensure adherence to data/information governance policies and controls.
  • Direct external partners in the delivery of client-oriented information, records and knowledge management services to CMHC by supporting selection of software and establishing policies/procedures/practices in collaboration with business partners and IT colleagues.
  • Ensure there is a clear linkage between the business vision/strategic context, governance policy, and the scope of assigned IM deliverables.
  • Ensure the corporate information governance practices, controls and deliverables adhere to and are consistent with CMHC's policies and regulations.
  • Ensure that data and information quality issues are monitored, measured and categorized with remedial actions dealt with expeditiously by the appropriate function (internal and outsourced partner(s)). 
  • Ensure proper security considerations are fully integrated in data lifecycle framework, IM processes, policies, and procedures.


What you should have:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field such as computer science, finance, legal, or commerce, and a minimum of 7 years of experience in Data Governance; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • A strong experience documenting policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, critical and systems thinking.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation skills.
  • An excellent ability to understand and align technical solutions to business goals.
  • The ability to work with remote teams.


It would be great if you also had:


  • An experience with data governance and management tools (preference Collibra/Informatica).


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!