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Bilingual Senior Data Steward (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8695  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 94388.91 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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


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.

Join the Data Governance team, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. In this position you will provide expertise in the development and implementation of the data stewardship deployment strategy across CMHC.  


There are 2 available positions.




  • Lead and provide data stewardship expertise to a Data Working Group and Data Council to deliver a given mandate or resolve the most complex data-related issues.  
  • Lead the Compliance Review Board to ensure any data project follows the data governance and data management standards and process.    
  • Provide expert advice and recommend changes to CMHC's directives to the Enterprise Data Governance (DG) Office. 
  • Provide strategic advice to the business on the interpretation and application of various data management directives including but not limited to data classification, data retention and disposal, and metadata.                 
  • Participate as a subject matter expert to establish data quality criteria and thresholds with the goal of ensuring data quality.     
  • Responsible for the implementation of innovative analytical solutions, including but not limited to data understanding and preparation, data modelling, network analysis, visualization, data steward insights and performance assessment. 
  • Develop and maintain data models and data management infrastructures to support the analysis and resolve high complexity issues related to business metadata and data quality.         


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Management, or any other related field, an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered. 
  • Certified Data Management Professional (DAMA) and/or Certified Data Management Capability Assessment Model (DCAM) is an asset.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in data management / governance including recent data project experience.                
  • Strong understanding of data privacy regulations and Data Quality industry standards (ex. DQM, ISO).
  • Strong experience with using a data governance / management platform (e.g., Collibra and Informatica platform) to document business metadata.
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to work on several initiatives simultaneously and work within tight deadlines.    
  • Superior skills in promoting cross-functional collaboration as well as partnering with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both official languages (English and French) with the ability to relate technical information to a non-technical audience. 


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Strong understanding of mortgage loan insurance, affordable/social programs, real estate and finance.


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.