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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

Bilingual Indigenous Senior Specialist, Financial Solutions (Position located 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 Client Solution Team, where we collaborate with our partners to solve housing affordability challenges. Supports the review and approval of Indigenous and northern, multi-unit applications. Provides strategic direction, technical advice and leadership on the assessment of applications and financial models to meet objectives. Ensures linkage with other divisions of Client Solutions and Client Operations; Legal Services, Treasury and Finance; and other federal departments for the provision of comprehensive services to clients. Drives relationships with key business partners (internal and external), is accountable for performance targets and ensures appropriate risk awareness and mitigation within area of responsibility.


• Identifying and managing risk by ensuring due diligence while reviewing and approving complex applications, monitoring the quality of results and reviewing key performance indicators.
• Providing strategic input into the divisional vision and the development of policy enhancements for the functional area.
• Managing the review and decision while ensuring guidelines and procedures are followed by leading the process of reviewing and approving contributions and loan applications.
• Providing coaching on technical financial tools and reviews applications.
• Fostering a client-centric, focused, performance-oriented culture while building and maintaining relationships with senior-level stakeholders within the housing industry and the federal government.
• Developing and maintaining relationships with key clients in order to assess their requirements and satisfaction and identify product development and improvement opportunities.
• Managing issues of a politically sensitive nature using critical thinking, judgment and experience to finding a solution.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, business administration, economics and/or commerce. Certification in Real Estate Finance (CRF), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) designation would be considered an asset.
• Minimum of seven years experience in construction financing, real estate, financial markets and credit risk analysis.
• Demonstrated experience in program administration.
• Expert knowledge of Housing finance and federally funded Affordable Housing programs and their context.
• An understanding of the implications of public policy and political environment on federal and provincial housing programs.
• Experience in motivating, leading and developing people.


Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.




CMHC has implemented vaccination requirements to align with Government of Canada mandatory vaccination measures for the federal public service.


Vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for all CMHC employees, regardless of place of work (teleworking, working remotely or working on-site). CMHC’s vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, are a term and condition of employment.


CMHC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date, and to attest their vaccination status as part of the onboarding process. If you are the selected candidate, and wish to request an exemption from CMHC’s vaccination requirements on valid human rights-based grounds, you must do so at the offer stage as part of the recruitment process.


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.


Job Requisition ID: 7203  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 92538.15 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

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