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Data Steward (Ottawa or Montreal)

Job Requisition ID: 9162  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Montreal (QC); Ottawa (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. 


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 Data Governance team in the role of Data Steward. In this position you will oversee the life cycle of the set of data, more specifically defining and implementing processes and standards for your specific data domain.  



  • Lead and play an active role in coordinating and contributing to a data working group and Data Council to deliver a given mandate or resolve a data-related issues.                
  • Authorize access to data within the assigned domain; review and monitor accesses to ensure the proper approval process is followed and associated risks are appropriately mitigated and escalated as needed.
  • Recommend changes to CMHC's directives to the Enterprise Data Governance (DG) Office.
  • Advise the business on the application of various data management directives including but not limited to data classification, data retention and disposal, and metadata.
  • Work with business users and subject matter experts to establish data quality criteria and thresholds with the goal of ensuring data quality.
  • Monitor the quality of the data within the assigned domains, investigate potential issues and raise concerns with the business leaders as needed.
  • Work with data governance Specialists and Data Custodians to develop and adapt the various reports and dashboards used to monitor Corporate Information Governance progress and performance.                                        


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Management or any other related field, an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered. 
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in data management / governance including data project experience.                                    
  • Demonstrated experience with using a Data Governance / Management Platform (e.g. Collibra and Informatica platform) to document business metadata.           
  • Solid understanding of data governance principles and data management process including data management lifecycle.                        
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on several initiatives simultaneously with tight deadlines.                
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to work in a team environment, take initiative and work independently.            
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to relate technical information to a non-technical audience.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Broad understanding of mortgage loan insurance, affordable/social programs, real estate and finance.
  • Certified Data Management Professional (DAMA) Certified Data Management Capability Assessment Model (DCAM).


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.