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Bilingual Senior Manager, Data and Information Governance (Ottawa or Montreal)

Job Requisition ID: 9153  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Montreal (QC)

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 121130.97 to $ 151413.71 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. 


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 Enterprise Data Office (EDO) in the role of Bilingual Senior Manager, Data and Information Governance. You will lead and support a team that provides corporate data services, provides strategic input into policy direction, data compliance and performance measurement and, ensure business objectives are met, implement effective client relationship management practices for internal and external EDO stakeholders.


You will manage and oversee different aspects of the Enterprise Data Governance and Compliance activities as well as Information Management activities. The activities include evolving the Enterprise Data Framework with the mandate of enabling the data and information governance operating model, the planning and delivery of data management and governance services such as metadata management and data life cycle management. You will be driving the alignment between EDO and other corporate functions to ensure all Data Management and Governance capabilities are implemented through initiatives and processes. 




  • Develop and maintain an integrated and comprehensive Corporate Data Governance Framework and Information Management Policy which will allow the organization to value data as an asset.
  • Define and implement the suite of policies, directives, standards, and guidelines to support the enterprise-wide adoption of data capabilities and practices in support of improving data management and governance processes, including, Data Management, Metadata Management, Data Lifecycle Management.
  • Establishes and implements standardized frameworks, repeatable processes, controls and KPIs to measure and improve Data and Information Governance functional performance. 
  • Develop, document, and maintain enterprise standards, guidelines, and policies to ensure standardization of Data Governance and Management practices across the organization. 
  • Lead the establishment and purpose of structured and unstructured data committees, councils and working groups and maintains the decision and the risk registers.  
  • Develop Metrics and KPIs to report on progress of data governance and management across the organization including metrics to clearly articulate value delivery. 
  • Define and execute processes to periodically ensure compliance to Data Governance and Management standards, policies, and guidelines; define and execute attestation processes and lead periodic reviews to ensure adherence
  • Create opportunities that encourage bilingualism and diversity and implement practices to advance an inclusive, healthy organization, respectful of the diversity of people and their skills and free from harassment and discrimination.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as computer systems, information management, or business administration.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant data governance and management experience, including 5 years in a leadership role.                    
  • Extensive experience with data governance and implementation of data stewardship and information management practices, processes, and related technologies (i.e.: Informatica, Collibra, or other tools). 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data lifecycle management along with understanding of data modelling and data architecture.
  • Good exposure to data lake architecture and application of data lifecycle controls in the data lake.
  • Extensive experience of developing metrics, KPIs, KRIs and comprehensive business cases.
  • Strong knowledge of governance frameworks and performance measures.               
  • Extensive knowledge of information management standards, implementation approaches, and external and internal compliance requirements.                                         
  • Strong leadership skills to influence behaviours and direction, and persuade others to follow a plan of action, including the ability to provide strategic advice to Senior Management.
  • Advanced communication skills, both verbal and written, with extensive experience in developing and operationalizing policies, directives, and standards.
  • Bilingualism (English and French).                                                                         
  • Ability to evolve and institutionalize behaviours for appropriate use of sensitive information (incl. Personal Information).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple initiatives simultaneously and under tight deadlines.                     
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to capture and synthesize information and develop recommendations.


Preferred qualifications:


  • Master’s degree and/ or certifications in data-related areas. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, word, excel, etc.)

Posting closing date: Note, the competition will 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.