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Bilingual Advisor, Equity (Data) (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8327  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 117034.75 

Position Status:  

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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


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 Equity Division (Strategy Sector), where we work to improve equitable housing outcomes through evidence-based policy, research and innovation. Our Equity Division works to ensure an equity lens is applied to our 2030 Aspiration and our policies, programs and practices.. You will join the team to help develop an overarching framework to unify and amplify our equity activities, to foster a housing ecosystem in Canada, which is equitable, fair and inclusive. You will work with CMHC teams as well as equity-driven community organizations and individuals to advance our work. Your work will focus on systems thinking to bring meaningful impact for those living in Canada in marginalized or vulnerable situations.   

Reporting to the Vice-President, Equity with a dotted line relationship to the Director, Data, this position will play a lead role in providing guidance on how to acquire reliable aggregate and disaggregated data in order to identify the nature and extent of disparity in economic and housing outcomes for systemically-marginalized groups in Canada.   

  • Guide the development of data and policy solutions with a goal to reduce and remove  economic and housing inequities, and monitor progress. 
  • Develop qualitative and quantitative equity data and tools to enrich CMHC's understanding of actual lived experiences for those systemically-marginalized populations identified in the National Housing Strategy.  
  • Focus efforts on identifying, understanding, assessing and analyzing common and systemic barriers for equity groups, and then create a plan to deep-dive in to vertical segments (e.g. racialization, 2SLGBTQIA+, Persons with Disabilities).
  • Lead the development and implementation of equity data acquisition capabilities, including use of survey instruments and administrative data within and outside of CMHC.  
  • Drive innovation in the development of new approaches and products as they apply to economic and housing data with an equity lens.  
  • Provide input into preparation of reports, briefing materials and deliver presentations on data options and solutions related to equity.  
  • Build and maintain internal and external partnerships for the purpose of equity data acquisition. 
  • Lead scoping and brainstorming sessions with business lines on use of equity data and analysis to capture business objectives and prioritize opportunities.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Business Organizational Behavior, Education, Instructional Design, Statistics, Economics, or any other related quantitative, policy, or behavioral field. 
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience demonstrating a commitment to serving diverse populations/communities representing a range of social, economic, cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.  
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the horizontal and systemic barriers affecting equity groups, as well as a depth of knowledge in how these systemic barriers affect particular communities.  
  • Sound knowledge of and experience with survey methods and processes, statistical skills to oversee the provision of high-quality data and analytics.  
  • Strong understanding of anti-oppression frameworks and familiarity with contemporary theories around identity, race and intersectionality.  
  • In depth knowledge of public and private sector best practices with respect to equity data, policy analysis and development.  
  • Advanced critical thinking skills, integrative skills and creativity to drive innovation.  
  • Experience in design, governance and implementation of equity data collection and analytics-based strategies.  
  • Advanced leadership and change management skills.  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including influencing, negotiation and presentation skills.  
  • Bilingualism (French and English).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in field such as Sociology, Business Organizational Behavior, Education, Instructional Design, Statistics, Economics, or any other related quantitative, policy, or behavioral field. 
  • Experience in developing and writing effective business cases, decks, memos, etc. 
  • Knowledge and connection to current academic and practitioner networks in Canada around equity/race-based data collection and/or equity-based data in relation to housing.  
  • Knowledge of Policy development in government environments.  
  • Specific experience working with race-based and vulnerable population data for the purposes of improving policies, programs, practices and community engagement efforts of an organization. 


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.