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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, Operational Policy Analysis (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8202  

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: Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); 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 Multi Unit Policy team, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. We are constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. Your expertise, guidance and recommendations will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. 


This position has a duration of 18 months




  • Identify opportunities and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders and clients to identify issues and opportunities related to policies, products, services and/or systems.
  • Conduct research and continuously scan the internal and external environment to identify strategic linkages, partnership opportunities with governments, and innovative products and methods,
  • Lead or contribute to the development of strategies, policies, work plans and risk management for the sector and for other sectors within CMHC as appropriate.
  • Provide expert and comprehensive advice, guidance and recommendations to senior management on the development of, innovative policies, products, services and/or systems including responding to priority issues.
  • Develop a variety of written documentation, presentations and briefing materials for senior management and in support of internal and external communications.
  • In a team environment, work collaboratively, consulting others and sharing tasks to ensure that all options and impacts have been addressed and that results are correct, complete with all risks identified and delivered within the client's time frame
  • Act as a liaison that clients and stakeholders may rely on to field questions that require innovative responses and solutions related to relevant business area.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in social science or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of five years' experience in research, analysis, policy development and/or underwriting, loan servicing.
  • Knowledge of CMHC Multi-Unit housing programs and services available to develop affordable housing.
  • Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative research and analytical skills to develop policy options and assess expected outcomes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (in both official languages), including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles to communicate.
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strategic relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects and working withmulti-disciplinary project teams.
  • Ability to negotiate and influence change.
  • Bilingualism (English & French) is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of the commercial or multi residential lending industry and practices.

Posting closing date:  Note, 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.