Data Manager, Strategy and Acquisition

Job Requisition ID: 10055  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

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

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 99646.37 to $ 124557.97 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.



About the role 

Join the Data Acquisition Team in the Data Manager – Strategy and Acquisition position, where we lead third party data acquisition activities by ensuring the proper data is acquired, centrally stored, and governed to support commercial activities, administer housing programs, and conduct housing research and analysis to accelerate housing affordability. In this role, you will lead the establishment of key partnerships and agreements to acquire the necessary data by serving as a bridge between data users and data suppliers. By ensuring the data acquired meets usage requirements and is properly structured and governed, you will help the organization realize the full value of its data assets and capabilities, ensuring safe, effective, and efficient sharing of data across CMHC. This is an individual contributor role without the responsibility of managing a team. Collaboration, influence and leadership skills are important attributes to be successful in the role.  

Data needs of the organization evolve over time, especially as research initiatives change, regulatory frameworks are updated, and new housing programs are introduced. This role will be working on establishing partnerships and agreements with respect to climate change and Indigenous Data.   

What you’ll do:  

  • Design comprehensive data acquisition strategies that align with organizational objectives and ensure consistent and accurate data across all platforms. 
  • Work closely with business units to collect data needs and establish partnerships/agreements to advance the acquisition of data to meet these needs. 
  • Design data structures that integrate multiple data sets to meet user needs  
  • Ensure data is centrally stored in a way that is aligned with established data governance frameworks.  
  • Conduct regular data quality monitoring, identify areas for improvement, and produce detailed reports for stakeholder review. 
  • Work closely with IT, analytics, and business units to integrate data governance practices into daily operations and project implementations. 
  • Continuously cultivate and maintain relationships with data providers to advance data acquisition objectives. 

What you should have: 

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field. 
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in data quality management, data governance, or a related field. 
  • Experience in applying  data governance frameworks against data sets. 
  • Knowledge of data privacy laws and regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively across various departments and levels within the organization. 
  • Experience in contracting and procurement (with a focus on data) 
  • Experience with data governance and management tools (e.g. Collibra and / or Informatica). 

It would be great if you also had: 

  • Experience working with Climate Data. 
  • Experience collaborating with National Indigenous Organizations.   
  • A certification in data management or data quality (e.g., DAMA DMBOK, CDMP). 


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 

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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!