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Bilingual Senior Manager, Housing Policy (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8240  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 117034.75 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

Office Location: Montreal (QC); Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Ottawa (ON); 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 Policy Development Team within the Policy Sector at CMHC, where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy advice. In this role as Senior Manager for Climate Policy, you will lead a team to influence and address public policy matters to support a climate-compatible and resilient housing system as part of Canada’s transition to a low carbon economy.  You will apply a broad range of leadership, strategic policy and analytical skills.


  • Manages and leads the development of options and recommendations for government actions and investments to address complex housing challenges related to climate mitigation and adaptation, and climate risk, in the Canadian housing system. 
  • Leads and manages the development of Memoranda to Cabinet, Treasury Board submissions, position papers, background documents and briefing materials for senior management and the Minister, as well as briefs senior management/Ministers on complex climate-related housing issues.
  • Keeps up to date with other policymakers, industry players and key opinion formers to shape policy and political dialogue on Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy and implications for housing.
  • Takes a lead role in ensuring the existing policy and regulatory frameworks remain relevant and continue to support federal priorities, CMHC’s mandate and corporate priority objectives.
  • Establishes and builds relationships with diverse stakeholders, central agencies (including Department of Finance), other federal departments (including Environment and Climate Change Canada and Natural Resources Canada), provincial and municipal governments, associations and non profits, to seek their expertise and support to advance horizontal policy files and to ensure that interlinkages to housing are adequately considered in their policy development.
  • Monitors best practices, oversees the assessment of their potential applicability to CMHC’s objectives, and formulates proposals for the development and implementation of new policies, programs or products, working with other internal sectors and external partners.
  • Leads coordination with other climate related functions within CMHC including the Climate Change Office, and research.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, public administration, urban planning, geography, environmental studies, economics or related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience using research and analytical techniques to provide advice and recommendations to senior government officials and ministers, including identification of key considerations, risks and mitigation strategies
  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience leading through change
  • A strong understanding of the climate change ecosystem in Canada and knowledge of climate change issues and implications for the housing system.
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships, including with external partners with climate expertise, and applying political sensitivity 
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills and ability to brief clearly and succinctly
  • Well-developed quantitative/qualitative analysis skills and well-developed research skills
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Bilingualism (English & French).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree(s) and/or professional certification(s) 
  • Demonstrated business acumen and in-depth knowledge of climate change issues and implications for the housing system, including on climate compatibility and resilience of housing.

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.