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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 Associate, Correspondence (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 Chief of Staff Team,  where we work with our Board and Government to promote effective decision-making. The incumbent is responsible for supporting the ministerial and executive correspondence function by triaging, coordinating and tracking all correspondence, drafting routine letters and ensuring quality control of products and adherence to established guidelines.




  • Receives and actions all incoming correspondence.
  • Monitors and tracks progress of correspondence dockets and produces regular and ad hoc, detailed and complex reports for various correspondence needs based on informed analyses for internal and external clients.
  • Drafts routine correspondence based on research, input from various sources, previously approved material and key messages responding to different business issues and CMHC programs and services.
  • Provides support through research and information gathering for quality control of final correspondence products before they are sent out.
  • Liaises with the Infrastructure Canada (INFC) correspondence unit on issues such as deadlines, requests for clarification, and sending and receiving of ministerial dockets.
  • Proactively shares incoming correspondence with key individuals within the Corporation and ensures awareness of sensitive and political issues.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Undergraduate degree in public relation, communications, journalism, business marketing or related discipline.
  • Experience in administration and the coordination and prioritization of files. 
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Experience in the use of computers and reporting/tracking tools (Microsoft office).
  • Demonstrated professionalism and sound judgment when dealing with clients.
  • Bilingualism (French and English)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in drafting written materials. Degree in communications, correspondence, press or a related field.

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.


Job Requisition ID: 7940  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 49528.17 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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