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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 Specialist, Communications (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 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







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 as a condition of employment. If you are the selected candidate, your vaccination status will be verified by an authorized CMHC third party as part of the offer process. If you 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 and be approved for an exemption before any offer of employment can be issued.


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: 7865  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 78657.14 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

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