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Bilingual Data Custodian (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8691  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 78657.14 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


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 Data Governance team where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. In this position you are primarily responsible for documenting and maintaining data quality rules, data lineage and data catalogue and ensuring that the documentation is complete, accurate and compliant with directives, guidelines and standards.



  • Act as a subject matter expert on the data assets and play an active role in data working groups to deliver a given mandate or resolve a specific issue.                
  • Ensures access is granted according to the rules provided by the business and monitors the data access log and reports potential issues to the Data Steward.    
  • Advise business stakeholders on the application of various data management controls to support guidelines and standards including: Data Classification, Data Retention and Disposal, and Metadata.                                            
  • Act as the first point of contact for data-related requests such as requirements for data profiling, assistance with data quality issues investigation or information regarding location of data assets and how to access them.
  • Works with divisional specialists and the data stewards to document metadata (including business terms definitions and data classification), assess and refine the data quality rules, and proposes data quality improvements.                    
  • Produce reports and dashboards to monitor the quality of data and corporate information governance progress and performance.                                


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Management or any other related field, an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered. 
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in data management / governance including recent data project experience.                            
  • Demonstrated experience with configuring/implementing data quality rules and using a Data Governance / Management Platform (e.g. Collibra and Informatica platform).            
  • Solid understanding of data governance principles and data management process including data management lifecycle.                    
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on several initiatives simultaneously with tight deadlines.                        
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both official languages (English and French) with the ability to relate technical information to a non-technical audience.

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.