Bilingual Specialist, Employee Relations

Job Requisition ID: 10085  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

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 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.



Join the People and Culture Team in the Bilingual Specialist, Employee Relations position. In this role, you will provide expert advice, coaching and guidance to employees, people leaders and HR Business Partners to resolve human relations and work-related situations. You will plan, develop, implement and advise on Employee Relations policies, programs and services, as well as ensure compliance with CMHC's Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy. You will also promote and ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees and a productive work environment, consistent with CMHC values.

What you will do:

  • You will ensure compliance with legislative requirements on all existing and new Human Resources and Employee Relations policies and programs.
  • You will research, advise, analyze and coach people leaders, HR colleagues and employees regarding resolution of complaints and/or grievances and the implementation of appropriate corrective action, acting as a facilitator or mediator in discussions designed to address interpersonal or work-related conflicts.
  • You will act as subject matter expert and point of escalation on complex human resources management and employee relations issues.
  • You will develop and deliver communications, training and educational materials and sessions to ensure all staff and people leaders are aware of appropriate employee relations issues, programs, policies and services.
  • You will conduct fact finding and/or investigations into events surrounding work place issues or complaints, as well as prepare reports of findings and recommend remedial actions.
  • You will receive and process notices of occurrences of workplace harassment and violence or other misconduct.
  • You will research, analyze and prepare comprehensive analyses, briefings and/or responses to complaints filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, unions (i.e., grievances) .
  • You will support the collective bargaining process and negotiations, including the implementation of new collective agreements.

What you should have:

  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in human resources management, business administration, industrial relations or other related fields.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience with a broad knowledge and understanding of human resources management and employee relations policies, practices, theories, concepts and systems.
  • A working knowledge and understanding of federal employment law and regulations, relevant legislative issues, industry trends and practices.
  • Excellent consulting and interpersonal skills including strong negotiation, influencing and coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated advanced written and oral communication skills in both official languages (French and English), with the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and in a way that is adapted to the audience.
  • A demonstrated ability to work in an automated environment, with particular emphasis on MS Suite and case management systems.
  • Experience in facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution.

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!