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Specialist, Knowledge Transfer (Montreal or Quebec)

Job Requisition ID: 8320  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 78657.14 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Montreal (QC); Quebec (QC)


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.

Join the Outreach and Project Development team, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges.  Your skills and passion for identifying and building strong relationships with external key partners and stakeholders will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. 





  • Promotes CMHC’s funding programs and initiatives under the National Housing Strategy, utilizing a variety of presentation methods (i.e. virtual or in-person conferences, webinars, panel discussions etc)
  • Helps clients disseminate program information and provides tools and resources as needed to support the uptake of programs. 
  • Leads the regionally-focused strategic planning and delivery of actionable knowledge transfer activities and resources, taking into consideration CMHC's corporate objectives, regional context and key stakeholder needs.
  • Seeks solutions to complex housing related issues/barriers, bringing in additional internal and external support as required.
  • Maintains a high degree of knowledge of regional housing markets through reviewing research, policies, and housing-related materials.
  • Actively gathers intelligence from relationships to identify and address information gaps,  influence policy, promote best practices, and to inform internal business lines.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in finance, architecture, building science, urban planning, social sciences, commerce or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in the field of housing or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • 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-French) is required
  • Experience working in the affordable housing industry in combination with knowledge transfer and presentation skills. (Preferred)


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.