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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, Initiatives (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 eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

Join CMHC’s Climate Change Hub, where we enable each employee to lead change, and embrace strategic risks.  In this role, you will lead missions designed to to help CMHC achieve its climate aspiration for the Canadian housing system.



• Maintain a big picture, end-to-end view of initiatives to facilitate business lines within CMHC and external partners delivering against strategic aspirations.
• Develop analysis and policies on climate-related mitigation and adaptation in the Canadian housing system, as well as CMHC’s own exposure to climate-related risks.
• Lead  the design, development and implementation of products, policies, programs and processes following a rigorous project management approach.
• Communicate ideas, prioritize and scope projects, support the creation of high-level plans and lead building solutions related to climate change in housing.
• Effectively build relationships and influence organizational stakeholders in order to prioritize initiatives, free-up resources and help resolve roadblocks.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree in business administration, public administration, urban planning, geography, environmental studies, economics or related field.
• Ten years of experience in a related function such as business transformation, leading others through change efforts.
• Demonstrated experience in building strategic partnerships.
• Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills; ability to persuade, influence at the senior management level.
• Strong project management and time management skills
• Ability to analyze and understand data.
• Understanding of the Canadian housing and housing finance systems.
• Familiarity with current issues relating to climate change and housing.


Preferred Qualifications:
• In-depth knowledge of CMHC’s mandate, activities, practices and programs as well as of the financial, legislative and regulatory environment.

Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled


CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!


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: 5521  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Office Location: Calgary (AB); Charlottetown (PE); Edmonton (AB); Halifax (NS); Moncton (NB); Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); Quebec (QC); Saskatoon (SK); St. John's (NL); Thunder Bay (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC); Winnipeg (MB); Yellowknife (NT)

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