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Bilingual Administrative Assistant (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 9185  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 44999.33 to $ 56249.16 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. 


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 Administrative Support Team in the role of Bilingual Administrative Assistant. You will act as the first point of contact and establish communication links between all sectors and with various levels of leadership and staff.  
This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn about all sectors within CMHC, forge and maintain relationships both internally and externally, and share knowledge and best practices.   

  • Schedules conference calls, prepares meeting material and agendas, attends management team meetings, takes note of follow-up action items and monitors status of deliverables. 
  • Manages senior management’s calendar, monitors inboxes and flags issues requiring immediate action or attention. 
  • Anticipates and prepares materials and documents, including proofreading and formatting of PowerPoint presentations, reports, tables, charts. Drafting correspondence and other communication products.   
  • Organizes logistics requirements, including travel arrangements for internal and external meetings, events and training.   
  • Retains key knowledge and information in line with corporate record management practices and security requirements. 
  • Supports new hires by organizing onboarding and orientation materials.  
  • Provides budget administration services including support pertaining to travel and expense claims, procurement requests, processing invoices, maintaining operating budgets, updating financial signing authorities. 
  • Supports computer software and system utilization, providing advice and guidance to the client/team in the application of basic software applications. 
  • Maintains divisional SharePoint sites, microsites, MS Teams channels, shared mailboxes and distribution lists.   
  • Provides expertise and guidance regarding administrative policies, processes and procedures.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma with experience in an administrative environment. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills (tact, judgment, diplomacy, professionalism, political sensitivity) and effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with all levels of management and staff throughout the corporation. 
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy. 
  • Organizational skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to prioritize multiple competing assignments. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Bilingualism (French and English).


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • College diploma or certificate in office administration or office management.
  • Knowledge of Finance, Procurement and other administrative processes, policies and procedures.



Posting closing date: Note, the competition will 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.