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Bilingual Director, Research (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8896  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 148670.65 to $ 185838.31 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


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.

As our Director, Research, in the Policy sector, you will lead the development, analysis and production of economic, socio-economic, technical, financial and data insights to achieve sector and corporate priorities that support data-driven and evidence-based decision and policy making. You will work in conjunction with other members of the leadership team to increase the depth, breadth and relevancy of this research, including implications for the company’s strategy, housing industry stakeholders and participants, academics and government policy-makers.




  • Leads the division in anticipating key housing-related questions and maximizing insights founded on key research and data in support of sector priorities and initiatives, including support of policy recommendations, contribution to the corporate strategy and the measurement and evaluation of outcomes tied to the National Housing Strategy, leveraging strong communication and knowledge mobilization efforts.
  • Draws on internal and external networks (such as key agencies, industry stakeholders, academics and associations) to identify sources of information and support to achieve results within expected timelines.
  • Leads analytical, project-based assignments and ensures a substantive level of expertise is provided to a range of projects, including concept development and forecasting and facilitation of innovative approaches for the resolution of complex issues.
  • Works with the team to continuously reassess deliverables, timelines and resources required to complete projects on time and within scope, while ensuring a framework that ensures quality, reliable, methodologically sound and timely analyses and information.
  • Contributes to the ongoing strategy development and divisional business planning and ensures research/insights support the understanding and achievement of corporate, sector and divisional goals.
  • Instills a client-centred, focused and performance-oriented culture and prioritizes collaboration across the organization, with active integration with policy and the economist team to inform research scope and objectives.  


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as business or public administration, commerce, economics or finance. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of thirteen years’ experience in housing policy, economics, public administration, or other related fields including five years in managing and leading teams of subject matter experts with the ability to deliver complex projects.   
  • Exceptional understanding and knowledge of the Canadian economy, socio-economic policies, mortgage markets and housing markets and conditions and the factors affecting them.
  • Proficient ability to communicate technical information to non-technical internal and external clients in both official languages (French and English).
  • Solid communicator with the ability to influence and establish and maintain effective working relationships.


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.