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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, Data Governance (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 Enterprise Data Governance Office, where we are working to make data a catalyst for solving challenges for housing affordability. As the Advisor, Data Governance at CMHC, you will build the relationships required to maximize the value of data assets within the data governance framework. You will contribute to the maturity of the Data Governance and Data Management capabilities and oversee the integration into the organization’s business processes, into our transformational projects, and into the design and operation of information technology systems driving efficiencies and value to the business areas and external partners.

• Contribute to the overall maturity of CMHC’s Enterprise Data Governance program, including program operating model, strategic roadmap, performance measurement and as well as direction and mentorship to team members.
• Providing strategic direction, as a subject matter expert, on the management of data as corporate assets.
• Communicating new ideas, prioritizing and scoping projects, supporting creation of high-level plans and leading the building of solutions to organizational needs and strategic objectives.
• Acting as a catalyst for change by building a shared vision with colleagues, and influencing the translation of vision into action
• Engaging with stakeholders to identify data solutions, to implement data governance best practices and to align with our enterprise data governance framework.
• Identifying and implementing solutions to address concerns of privacy, security and governance and in accordance with operational, fiscal, legal and legislative requirements.


 Minimum Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree in computer systems or information management.
• Minimum of ten years of experience relating to data governance, including five years of leadership experience.
• Extensive experience in data governance and data management practices. A Data Governance certification is an asset.
• Strong knowledge of data governance standards, implementation approaches and products.
• Ability to evolve and institutionalize behaviors for the appropriate use of data within changing privacy needs, ethical values, societal expectations and cultural norms.
• Strong record of accomplishment of building lasting business relationships.
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: 6971  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 114739.95 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

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