Bilingual Manager, Programs

Job Requisition ID: 9740  

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

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

Travel Requirement: Frequent 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 97692 to $ 122115 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a contract employee:

  • 3 weeks of accrued vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.


About the role
Join the Housing Programs team in the Bilingual Manager, Programs position. In this role, you will carry out management responsibilities for the delivery of business activities or other CMHC initiatives. Your skills and passion for leading a team, elaborating strategies to improve outcomes, and solving complex problems through collaboration with partners and clients will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.


This is a temporary position of a duration of 24 months.


What you’ll do: 

  • Ensure prudent, effective, and efficient delivery of program initiatives and consistency in the application and interpretation of program policies and operational procedures.
  • Set objectives and take responsibility for engagement, enabling a culture of learning, performance management and accountability. Align people with work in order to achieve organizational objectives and results.
  • Support complex construction funding commitments and provide input for legal contracts, funding strategies and advancing.
  • Develop strategies, identify improvements, and collaborate on issue resolution with partners and stakeholders.
  • Gather intelligence on client needs and issues and communicate insights. Develop strategies or solutions to address client needs.
  • Manage risk by monitoring the quality of results, market conditions and key performance indicators (KPIs), and by taking appropriate action.
  • Resolve contentious and complex issues directly with clients or stakeholders, engaging additional internal and external resources as necessary.
  • Develop and oversee data collection and leverage information to develop strategies to improve outcomes.

What you should have:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field, such as business administration, finance or commerce.
  • A minimum of seven years experience delivering a product or service, including five years experience in a leadership role.
  • An experience in supporting complex construction funding commitments.
  • A strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • An exceptional ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment with the ability to lead others in times of change.
  • A strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to influence, persuade others and present information to a variety of audiences in both official languages (English and French). 
  • A well-developed research and data collection and intelligence-gathering skills.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


It would be great if you also had:

  • A strong knowledge of community housing and/or on-reserve housing as well as knowledge and understanding of CMHC housing programs and social and affordable housing management principles and processes.


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




Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!