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Bilingual Senior Specialist, Data Governance and Lifecycle Management (Ottawa or Montreal)

Job Requisition ID: 8988  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 97,692.52  to $ 122,115.65  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. 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.

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 development of directives, standards and guidelines, define the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and ensuring successful implementation and maintenance of an information governance framework according to the data lifecycle management framework.
  • Support the development and maintenance of information governance processes and frameworks to ensure effective data management and accountability throughout the organization.
  • Provide functional/technical guidance and direction to empower teams to make responsible decisions around their data throughout its lifecycle and ensure adherence to data/information governance policies and controls.
  • 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, controls and deliverables adhere to and are consistent with CMHC's policies and regulations.
  • 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 security considerations are fully integrated in data lifecycle framework, 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 Lifecycle Management, documentation of policies, standards & processes, Data Privacy, Compliance and Risk.
  • 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 will also be considered.
  • Experience documenting directives, policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Experience with data governance and management tools (preference Collibra/Informatica).
  • Strong knowledge of data governance, data lifecycle management, processes and 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 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.