Bilingual Specialist, Multi-Unit Underwriting

Job Requisition ID: 9797  

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

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

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 81410.14 to $ 101762.68 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a contract employee:

  • 3 weeks of accrued vacation
  • Annual individual performance bonus
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.


About the role 
Join one of the National Co-Investment Fund teams or the Rental Construction financing team in the Housing Program division, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. As a Bilingual Underwiter, Multi-Unit, your financial analysis skills, and your passion for building strong client relationships will support the achievement of our government program objectives. 
This is a temporary position of a duration of 20 months. 
What you’ll do: 

  • Apply sound judgement and decision-making practices based on complex financial analysis while making recommendations. 
  • Maintain quality relationships with clients to understand their needs and objectives and explore opportunities.    
  • Review, prioritize and approve loan, subsidy and contribution applications while assessing financial viability. 
  • Manage risk by exercising prudence and due diligence while reviewing, assessing and approving applications. 
  • Work in partnership with clients, stakeholders, and various levels of government by offering advice, support and alternative solutions. 
  • Communicate decisions, interpreting policies and responding to inquiries related to CMHC’s housing programs.                                                      
  • Provide input to shape functional policies, products, and processes.                                     
  • Prepare briefing notes, submissions, issue papers, dockets, and responses to Ministerial and Presidential correspondence related to the delivery of CMHC’s Housing programs.         

What you should have: 

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, or Commerce and five (5). years’ experience in construction financing, real estate, financial markets or credit risk analysis. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with financial viability and loan approvals. 
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing, evaluating and prioritizing loans, subsidies and/or contribution applications.                         
  • Ability to research issues, analyze problems, synthesize information and make recommendations. 
  • Ability to manage files and issues (sensitive in nature) using critical thinking and judgement. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.                                                 
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. 
  • Bilingualism (French and English).



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




Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!