Bilingual Manager, Project Management Culture, Community and Support

Job Requisition ID: 10105  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

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

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 99646.37 to $ 124557.97 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 permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • 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.



Join the CMHC Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), in the Bilingual Manager, PM Culture, Community and Support position.  In this exciting new role, you’ll bring your experience and passion for project, program, and portfolio management practices to help influence EPMO maturity and capabilities, support engagement with stakeholders for learning and mentoring opportunities,.  and lead a team of professionals responsible for project coordination, portfolio management activities, and EPMO operations.  You will provide strategic recommendations and input to help define and establish the future state of the EPMO function, all the while ensuring alignment with overarching corporate direction and objectives and enhancing organizational desire and acceptance for EPMO practices.  



What you’ll do:    


  • Provide guidance and recommendations to EPMO leadership and other stakeholders for the planning and delivery of sound project management, program management and portfolio management practices, and support the maintenance and evolution of policies, processes, directives, guidelines, and systems.  
  • Lead and manage the design and implementation of change initiatives, including new or revised strategies, activities, policies and procedures.  
  • Identify opportunities to create efficiencies within business processes and oversee the design and implementation of those that support enhanced delivery success.  
  • Build positive relationships and partnerships and identify key internal or external contacts for support and collaboration, including organizational change management, risk, finance, corporate governance, and IT.  
  • Provide advice, guidance, and strategic recommendations to leadership.  
  • Act as a catalyst for organizational reporting on projects, programs, portfolio performance and overall Key Performance Indicators for the EPMO.  
  • Align people, work, and systems to achieve project or program results.  


What you should have:   


  • An undergraduate degree in a related field such as business, finance, commerce, or IT.  
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant experience in project management, portfolio management, and change management with a minimum of three years of supervisory experience.  
  • Excellent people leadership and coaching skills. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and knowledge of risk management practices  
  • Superior oral and written communication skills including the ability to influence, negotiate and present information in a professional manner in both official language (French and English). 
  • Excellent relationship management skills, and demonstrated ability to foster trusting relationships with clients, internal, and external partners.  
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification and/or a Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) Certification. 


It would be great if you also had: 


  • A strong knowledge, and/or certification in Agile delivery frameworks would be an asset. 


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!