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Bilingual Specialist, Speech Writing (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8901  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 78657.14 to $ 98321.43 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


Here are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of Canada's top employers:


  • Enjoy up to 3 weeks of accrued vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Access to a catalogue of courses for individual learning;
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with multiple Employee Resource Groups and much more!


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 team in the Chief of Staff sector where we use financial foresight and legal insight to improve housing affordability. The Specialist, Speech Writing will support delivery of narrative as it relates to CEO and ExCo visibility plans, including promoting programs and commercial products supporting CMHC`s 2030 aspirations by being actively involved in speech-writing activities and other related communication products as required.


This is a temporary position for a duration of 18 months.




  • Serves as the primary speechwriter for CMHC and supports speech writing for Corporate.
  • Communications, covering speech-writing activities across the Corporation.
  • Ensures consistency of corporate messaging in speeches.
  • Ensures information in speeches and other communications products is comprehensive, accurate, logical and clear.
  • Creates and carries out ongoing operations of the executive’s visibility plan.
  • Develops professional presentation decks in collaboration with the Studio.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in communications or journalism (equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered).
  • Minimum of five years of prior relevant experience in speech writing.
  • Strong communication skills in both French and English.
  • Superior oral and written communication and marketing skills and the ability to present information to a variety of audiences and influence outcomes.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to multitask and manage numerous projects concurrently.
  • Very strong negotiation and facilitation skills.


Please submit a sample speech you have recently written.


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.