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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.

Director, Corp. Data Governance & Advanced Analytics (Can be located anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8071  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 148670.65 to 185838.31$

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

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 CIO team, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. Your skills for data strategy and data governance will support the implementation of a strategic vision in transforming, enhancing and strengthening the Corporate Data Program and Enterprise-Wide Data Governance




  • Corporate leader in data governance practice and driving organizational behavior change as it relates to the use of data as a corporate asset, including leadership in analysis / insight delivery experience in a complex data-driven organization.
  • Provide leadership and direction for all organization-wide data governance activities with a focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise data governance framework.
  • Establish Data Governance and Data Management capabilities in collaboration with key internal stakeholders and in close collaboration with Enterprise Architecture to ensure the function has access to the right technologies to drive its roadmap.
  • Establish and ensure the adoption of Data Governance policies, directives, standards and frameworks around data quality, data sharing, data classification, metadata management and data retention, 
  • Implement and oversee Data Governance roles and responsibilities, program KPIs / metrics and tools.
  • Drive organizational behavior change as it relates to the use of data; realizing vision of data managed as an asset
  • Accountable for the development and execution of a plan to maximize self-service analytics capabilities including reporting (e.g., Power BI), advanced analytics (e.g., MLOps), and Intelligent Automation (e.g., RPA). 
  • Develop strong and trusted relationships with key corporate stakeholders across all business lines. Responsible for identifying opportunities to aid in solving specific data related business problems and integration into the Corporate Data Program roadmap.
  • Demonstrate and promote stewardship and governance of financial and human capital resources
  • Develop objectives and take responsibility for engagement, enabling a culture of learning, performance management and accountability for a division


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a quantitative field, such as statistics, economics, commerce, computer science, engineering or business intelligence. Master's degree preferred.
  • A minimum of thirteen years of leadership in leading data strategy, standing up a data governance practice and driving organizational behavior change as it relates to the use of data as a corporate asset, including leadership in analysis / insight delivery experience in a complex data-driven organization and a minimum of seven years people management experience
  • Knowledge of data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management of enterprise data assets and approaches related to data protection.
  • Proven experience developing data ownership and stewardship in a large, complex organization
  • Strong project leadership and presenting skills, ability to prioritize across teams and functions
  • Proven ability to lead a cross-functional team across distinct IT and business units, work with and through others to achieve desired results
  • Familiarity with advanced analytics tools (SAS, SPSS, R), the Big Data ecosystem and a variety of data manipulation and analytic tools and languages would be an asset.
  • Excellent ability to influence and lead outcomes at multiple levels of the organization
  • Strong understanding of regulatory demands, compliance, risk, security and privacy requirements
  • Ability to effectively integrate, contribute and overlap with other functions including Enterprise Architecture, Data Architecture, Cloud, Information Security, Privacy
  • Bilingualism (French and English)

Posting closing date:  This 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.