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Bilingual Senior Specialist, Data Governance (Anywhere in Canada)

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 Office of the Enterprise Data Governance team where we lead our digital transformation by improving data quality and integrity to accelerate housing affordability. We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation, and partnerships. In this role, you will support the design, development, implementation, maintenance, evolution and enhancement of the Information Management (IM) functions (information, data, knowledge and records) at CMHC. You will help the organization realize the full value of its structured and unstructured data and information assets and evolve the corporate information taxonomy. You will also implement and manage an effective data/information governance model and frameworks to address the safe, effective and efficient sharing of information across CMHC. 



•  Support the establishment of directives, standards and guidelines ensuring successful implementation and maintenance of an information governance framework.
•  Provide functional/technical guidance and direction to create alignment and adherence to data/information governance policies for stakeholders.
•  Direct external partners in the delivery of client-oriented information, records and knowledge management services to CMHC by supporting selection of software and establishing policies/procedures/practices in collaboration with business partners and IT colleagues.
•  Ensure there is a clear linkage between the business vision / strategic context, governance policy, and the scope of assigned IM deliverables.
•  Ensure the corporate information governance practices and deliverables adhere to and are consistent with CMHC's policies and practices.
•  Ensure that data and information quality issues are monitored, measured and categorized with remedial actions dealt with expeditiously by the appropriate function (internal and outsourced partner(s)). 
•  Ensure proper risk and security considerations are fully integrated in IM processes, policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: 

•  Undergraduate degree in a related field such as computer science, finance, legal, or commerce and a minimum of 7 years of experience in Data Governance, Data Privacy, Compliance and Risk, Strategy and/or Data management processes and technology. 
•  Or a master’s degree in a data related subject and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Data Governance, Data Privacy, Compliance and Risk, Strategy and/or Data management processes and technology.
•  Experience documenting directives, policies, standards, guidelines and procedures
•  Experience with data governance and management tools (preference Collibra/Informatica)
•  Strong knowledge of data governance frameworks .
•  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, critical and systems thinking.
•  Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation skills.
•  Excellent ability to understand and align technical solutions to business goals.
•  Ability to manage external vendors relationships and working with remote teams.
•  Bilingual (English and French).


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.


Job Requisition ID: 8265  

Sector: Corporate Services 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Base salary starting: $94388.91 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

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

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

To Note
  • Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.
  • Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance.
  • We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
  • Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an under-fill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower salary range than is advertised for this position.
  • All applications submitted to this competition will be kept for a six (6) month period and may be considered for future related vacancies at CMHC.
  • All regular employees must be in their current role for a minimum of one (1) year prior to applying for a new position, if not, they must receive managerial approval to apply for a new position. 
  • If applying for a temporary assignment, please ensure that your Manager approves your application prior to submission.
  • In all cases, regular employees must successfully complete the corporate probationary period prior to applying for a new position.