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Consultant, Innovation and Change (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8537  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Starting Base Salary: 117034.75 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


Here are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of Canada's top employers:

  • Enjoy 5 weeks of vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Defined benefit pension plan;
  • Comprehensive group insurance to support your well-being from day one;
  • Access to a catalogue of courses for individual learning;
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with multiple Employee Resource Groups and much more!


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 Corporate Services sector where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. You will lead daily activities and drive strategic planning initiatives to support CMHC's current and future objectives while enhancing governance, efficiency and effectiveness. You will act as a champion in the face of change, builds relationships with management, identifies areas for innovation ranging from setting strategy to process excellence to new business opportunities, and identifies ways to effectively communicate changes to senior management and the broader organization. Your expertise leading by example and effectively driving and implementing change management initiatives will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.




  • Support and drive the development of sector and divisional transformation plans required to achieve strategy.  
  • Lead the design and implementation of innovation and process excellence strategies, including relevant technologies.
  • Serve as key liaison/primary point of contact for the sector and representing the sector on key cross-sector innovation and change initiatives/committees.
  • Provide expert advice and recommendations to senior management and team members on the impact of project implementation on the overall strategy.
  • Lead the development of performance measures and indicators that ensure innovation and process excellence strategies are aligned with corporate objectives and divisional goals.
  • Communicate new ideas, support creation of high-level plans and lead the building of solutions to support organizational needs and ensure alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Oversee the development of communications related to innovation and process excellence strategies and relevant technologies, prepare reports and presentations for senior management and the Board of Directors.
  • Serve as project lead for key initiatives.

Minimum qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, commerce or a related field.  
  • Minimum of ten years of demonstrated experience in managing complex transformation efforts and leading others through change or equivalent experience in managing larger teams to deliver complex projects.
  • Strong background in processes, controls and systems.
  • Ability to create transformation solutions and support their design and implementation.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills. Ability to persuade, influence and debate with senior level management. Tact, diplomacy and judgment are essential.
  • Demonstrated experience in building strategic partnerships at all levels of an organization.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to analyze and process large volumes of data.


Preferred qualifications:


  • A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, a Master of Business Administration, Business Systems, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, or Change Management certification.
  • Bilingualism (English and French).

Posting closing date: Note, 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.