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Advisor, Indigenous Relations (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8764  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Starting Base Salary: 117034.75 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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 Strategy Team where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy, research and disruptive innovation.
CMHC is committed to advancing reconciliation and renewing relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. In this role you will drive innovation and provide strategic advice on the development of an Indigenous housing transformation framework and provide technical support for fundamental decisions that will shape future directions. You will also lead the development of priorities and activities related to better housing outcomes for Indigenous Peoples including alternative financing solutions, renewed partnership models and provide recommendations on the future of care and control.  


Members of the following employment equity deserving groups will be prioritized for this job: Indigenous Peoples. 

  • Provide advice to the Vice-President, Indigenous Relations, and other members of the management team on matters related to housing transformation of current programs, policy reviews and future models of transfer of care and control.
  • Advance reconciliation efforts by building renewed relationships with Indigenous Peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership.
  • Guide and support a matrix work organization by working closely with business lines, who are responsible for the integration and execution of the actions in support of Indigenous reconciliation.
  • Support the development of a comprehensive, inclusive, flexible, and forward-looking operating model that supports rebuilding and managing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous key industry stakeholders to facilitate  and advance systemic change within and outside of CMHC.
  • Lead activities in order to accelerate and establish CMHC’s reconciliation action plan across the inner workings of the Corporation.
  • Provide advice to realign policies, programs, data/analytics, research, and practices to restore and support the self-governance model preferred by Indigenous governments and organizations, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Provide clear direction to internal team members by contributing to key sector plans and establishing shared goals, objectives and/or target and bridge the different perspectives and priorities that will arise due to conflicting views. ⋅
  • Recommend, lead and/or guide complex projects to promote social-economic development opportunities for Indigenous communities and businesses.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A cumulative of 7 years of related experience working directly with Indigenous communities, governments and associations.
  • Bachelor degree or college diploma in a relevant field is considered an asset.
  • Deep networks and understanding of Indigenous people, communities, and organizations across Canada.
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise navigating complex political, financing and housing ecosystems, facilitating the implementation of strategic or transformation initiatives.
  • Experience building and maintaining constructive and consultative working relationships with government, communities, associations and financial sector stakeholders to improve housing outcomes.
  • Awareness of government priorities, experience examining policies and programs, building, and applying frameworks.
  • Ability to conduct original analysis, to synthesize, to solve abstract and complex issues using appropriate techniques, and to capture and balance a multitude of other factors that define public policy and business operating environments.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively; capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. 


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.