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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

Bilingual Advisor, Strategy and Risk Management (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

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 Multi Unit Risk Management , Strategy & Products team, in Client Solution, Multi Unit Risk Management, Strategy and Products where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. This tactical team will focus specifically on aggressively pursuing the attainment of CMHC’s 2030 aspiration.  Your skills and passion will provide advice on the development of new and enhanced Multi Unit products and programs that support risk management and issue resolution through expert guidance, strategy development and policies. 


• Acts as the subject matter expert concerning Multi Unit products. Provides expert guidance and advice as well as clarifications to senior management, the Director, colleagues and other internal and external stakeholders relating to Multi Unit products, policies and risk management.    
• Identifies opportunities through market knowledge to strengthen and challenge Multi Unit products, frameworks and structures to achieve the set objectives.
• Participates in the development of a long-term strategic vision for the Multi Unit business.
• Supports the development and delivery of a new Multi Unit strategy.
• Proactively develops an active pipeline of new Multi Unit products & enhancements in direct support of our strategy.
• Lead and support the development of new product ideas through vetting, analysis and approval processes at any level required (internal & external).
Minimum Qualifications:

• Undergraduate degree in fields, such as business, economics, finance or mathematics.
• Minimum ten years of experience in risk management, product innovation and housing industry.
• Well-developed knowledge of the accounting and legal framework related to mortgage loan insurance.
• General knowledge of capital markets, including complex financial instruments, fixed-income products.
• Solid knowledge of Canada’s housing finance system, mortgage insurance, the secondary mortgage market, lending/underwriting practices and default management.
• Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills to be able to present at committees and industry events (in both official languages).

Preferred Qualifications:

• CFA/CA/CGA/CMA and/or risk management certification.
Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.




CMHC has implemented vaccination requirements to align with Government of Canada mandatory vaccination measures for the federal public service.


Vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for all CMHC employees, regardless of place of work (teleworking, working remotely or working on-site). CMHC’s vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, are a term and condition of employment.


CMHC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date, and to attest their vaccination status as part of the onboarding process. If you are the selected candidate, and wish to request an exemption from CMHC’s vaccination requirements on valid human rights-based grounds, you must do so at the offer stage as part of the recruitment process.


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.


Job Requisition ID: 6954  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 114739.95 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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

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