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Bilingual Senior Analyst, Innovation (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 7908  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 66642.22 

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 Innovation & Partnerships Division, where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy, research and disruptive innovation.

The Innovation Hubs team, under Brigit Knecht, promotes housing innovation by using innovation processes to explore issues like the future state of housing, the non-profit housing sector, and access to land for development. Our work is diverse, from diving into research, to facilitating workshops, contributing to innovation processes, and collaborating across the housing ecosystem. The role of Sr. Analyst involves consolidation of known information, analysis of knowledge gaps, design and documentation of experimental processes, convening and facilitating stakeholder discussions, and an introduction to the contracting and procurement process. 

The Sr. Analyst plays an integral part in the team effort to design and deliver the best innovations for housing supply. As such, there is opportunity to participate in designing elements of projects, to define our activities through insights and participation, and to contribute to building a culture of innovation at CMHC. 

  • Lead or support scoping and design conversations, convening events, or consultations with internal and external experts to gather information and provide advice on project development or program design.
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize information from diverse sources to identify priority gaps, trends or insights which will inform innovation project or program opportunities.
  • Play a critical role in design thinking activities to shape and create people-centred solutions for housing. 
  • Create knowledge products, presentations, project materials to support the delivery of innovation projects or programs. 
  • Undertakes effective research and environmental scanning in support of various projects and initiatives.
  • Acts as a first point of contact for internal/external stakeholders seeking guidance, information sharing and interpretation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Science or Business Administration or in a related discipline or equivalent combination of education and/or experience would be considered.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience of relevant experience in innovation, policy, or program delivery.
  • Skills and expertise related to strategy, process and execution.
  • Project management skills and expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills; negotiation, influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Knowledge of design thinking.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Some knowledge of governance and project delivery best practices.
  • Some process development skills.

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.