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Bilingual Senior Manager, Research - Housing Finance & Economics (anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 7910  

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: 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 Policy and Innovation Team where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy, research and disruptive innovation.




  • Oversees the execution of CMHC's research plan by ensuring effective research methodologies, establishing and monitoring the progress of approved research projects against milestones and budgeted expenditures and taking corrective steps to ensure group, division and sector and corporate objectives are met.
  • Collaborates with other Research managers as well as other sectors within CMHC in the development of CMHC's multi-year research plan aligned with overall corporate and Government of Canada directions. Oversees environmental scanning, gap analysis and formal consultations to inform this process.
  • Provides input and guidance to senior management and the Minister on a wide range of issues based on timely, relevant, authoritative and evidence-based research outputs and expert knowledge.
  • Leads and provides research support, advice and information to various areas of CMHC in the implementation of programs/initiatives that would advance housing affordability, address housing finance system vulnerabilities, and improve market imbalances.
  • Ensures research results are communicated to internal and external audiences in a timely manner through a variety of media and channels. 
  • Develops and manages effective partnerships with other federal departments, provincial territorial and municipal governments, industry stakeholders and sector associations and academia to advance CMHC’s policy and research agenda.
  • Manages a team of researchers while developing objectives and taking responsibility for engagement, enabling a culture of learning, performance management and accountability.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as finance, economics, commerce, social science with a minimum of ten (10) years experience and/or a postgraduate degree with a minimum of seven (7) years of experience managing the development and performance of research that meet strategic and operational needs, and provides facts, evidence and conclusions to support decision making. 
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years experience in leading a team. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with research and analysis of primary and secondary data, quantitative and statistical analysis, modeling. Strong knowledge of housing finance system, residential mortgage market and financial vulnerabilities. 
  • In-depth knowledge of trends and conditions that impact the social, economic and technical performance of housing in Canada.
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast paced multi-tasking environment.
  • Bilingual in both official languages (French and English).


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.