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Bilingual Specialist, Communications (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 7865  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 78657.14 

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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 Communications and Marketing Team under Jennifer Drouin, where as a communications specialist, you will be trusted to provide strategic advice and guidance to managers, sector leaders and project teams on the best way to inform, engage and positively impact their various audiences. You will work in close collaboration with our Communications and Marketing team members to define and implement communications plans to help the organization meet its corporate objectives, using innovative approaches and industry best practices. You will also provide project management support to ensure the successful delivery of communications & marketing plans, proactively reporting on progress and monitoring the results achieved. 


This position has a duration of 12 months




•    Develop and implement project level communications and marketing strategies and plans for various external and internal audiences
•    Lead the production and maintenance of communications and information products, including proactive and reactive messages.
•    Ensure consistency in the delivery of CMHC messaging and brand.
•    Support management in the development and implementation of strategic communications planning.
•    Provide project management support for the development, delivery and evaluation of integrated communications and marketing plans
•    Effectively build and manage relationships with senior officials of CMHC to provide communications advice, coaching and support.
•    Provide functional guidance and support on communications in response to and in anticipation of opportunities and issues.

Minimum Qualifications:


•    Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, journalism or a related field.
•    Minimum of five years of prior experience in communications and/or marketing.
•    Experience in planning, developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies, plans and tactics as well as in developing a variety of communications products.
•    Exceptional oral and written communication and marketing skills and the ability to present information to a variety of audiences and influence outcomes.
•    Strong knowledge of current communications and marketing platforms, channels and methodologies.
•    Strong project management and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects concurrently.
•    Bilingual (French and English)
•    Experience using storytelling techniques and platforms to share information in an effective manner.



Posting closing date: 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.