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Bilingual Strategic Business Partner, Human Resources (Ottawa, Toronto or Montreal)

Job Requisition ID: 9061  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON)

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 81410.14 to $ 101762.68 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 5 weeks of vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Defined benefit pension plan;
  • Comprehensive group insurance to support your well-being from day one;
  • 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 People and Culture Team where we have the focus, the people and the voice to achieve our aspiration. You will provide professional, pragmatic and client-focused human resources (HR) support and advice to employees and people leaders in all aspects of human resource management. You will also support corporate strategies and plan to ensure the effective delivery of HR strategies and operations.




  • Provide expert guidance to people leaders and employees on a diverse range of human resources matters including strategies, techniques, practices and approaches geared towards effective leadership / people management and collaboration in the workplace.
  • Interpret HR policies and guidelines for managers and employees to make recommendations and assist them in their decision-making, working with relevant HR stakeholders as required.
  • Work closely with managers and employees to improve work relationships, build morale and increase retention.
  • Influence and motivate employees and client groups by providing guidance and information for clients to make informed decisions / courses of action.
  • Prepare ad hoc and regular management reports supporting performance management, recruitment, succession, and workforce planning.
  • Enable improved managerial decision-making through research, analysis, interpretation and provision of best practice HR data and options.
  • Analyze Human Resources issues and concerns arising from operations; plan and recommend strategies and options driven and supported by data to address them; support management in implementing solutions.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as human resources, business administration or psychology and/or a combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in Human Resources employment policies, practices, legislative issues and regulations, and related industry trends.
  • Results-driven approach with the proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in both official languages (French and English), including demonstrated presentation/facilitation skills to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify new ways for HR to support business strategy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Skills in persuasion, influencing and/or negotiating with internal and/or external stakeholders.



Posting closing date: Note, the competition will 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.