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Bilingual Senior Specialist, Business Planning and Optimization (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8581  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 94388.91 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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.

Bring your leadership, relationship management and planning expertise to this full-time permanent position. 
Join the Client Solution Team where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. As a key member of the Client Development and Government Relations team, you will support the planning, execution, measurement and alignment of our activities across multiple divisional teams and with the broader company. 

  • Assessing the organization’s goals, strategic alignment, client needs, and market trends and recommending initiatives and tactics to align the division’s delivery and maximize outcomes.  
  • Coordinating the development of divisional strategies and plans and integrating with the sector and company-wide planning and prioritization processes.  
  • Coordinating internal communications activities, joint meetings and tracking of deliverables. 
  • Identifying, recommending and actioning efficiency gaps and monitors progress. 
  • Developing, monitoring and reporting on key performance indicators, targets and results and ensuring that regular reports are provided on operational performance. 
  • Working with other functional areas to align our goals, execution and measurement of initiatives and their impact. 
  • Influencing the development, integration and monitoring of third party, association and client relationship activities and plans in collaboration with the Director and management team. 

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • A commitment to demonstrating CMHC values.  
  • Bachelor`s Degree ideally in Commerce, Business Administration, or Economics, and a minimum of seven (7) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience. 
  • Experience in the development and delivery of housing programs. 
  • Experience working within a program and/or policy context. 
  • Knowledge of housing issues and the social, economic and political trends that affect the affordability and quality of housing stock. 
  • Strong planning, research, analytical and project management skills. 
  • Superior written and verbal skills; including negotiation, influence and presentation. 


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.