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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.

Indigenous and Northern Senior Analyst, Policy

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 Policy Team, where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy, research and disruptive innovation. 


You will provide housing policy advice, analysis, and contribute to policy development as a member, in collaboration with others within the team, Sector and across CMHC, and with external partners, with a focus on advancing reconciliation, Indigenous self-determination, care and control of housing, closing housing gaps, and improving Indigenous and northern housing outcomes. 


•    Provide policy advice to management and the Government on key housing issues, challenges, gaps and opportunities, with a principle focus on Indigenous and northern housing. 
•    Provide advice related to modern treaties and self-Government, and Indigenous self-determination, care and control of housing.
•    Contribute to policy development processes, proposals and options - including Memorandum to Cabinet, Treasury Board Submission, and Budget proposals.
•    Represent CMHC at meetings and build relations with key federal partners, Indigenous partners and organizations, and other stakeholders to advance their housing priorities. 
•    Scan the internal and external landscape to identify emerging housing policy issues and trends to inform evidence-based policy advice, including from data and research.
•    Collect, analyze and synthesize complex information from diverse sources. 
•    Develop a variety of written documentation, presentations and briefing materials, in a logical, succinct, and timely manner. 
•    Collaborate with team members and with other Sectors to advance corporate priorities, and with external partners. 

Minimum Qualifications:

•    Undergraduate degree in public policy, social sciences or a related discipline. Master’s degree considered an asset.
•    Minimum of 2 years’ experience in policy. 
•    Knowledge of social and housing policy, Indigenous history and Peoples, housing, reconciliation.
•    Indigenous governance and Indigenous rights.
•    Strong research, analytical and forward thinking skills.  
•    Strong written and oral communication skills
•    Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills. 
•    Political and cultural acuity.


Members of the following employment equity deserving groups will be prioritized for this job: Indigenous Peoples.               

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




CMHC has implemented vaccination requirements to align with Government of Canada mandatory vaccination measures for the federal public service.


Vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for all CMHC employees, regardless of place of work (teleworking, working remotely or working on-site). CMHC’s vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, are a term and condition of employment.


CMHC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date, and to attest their vaccination status as part of the onboarding process. If you are the selected candidate, and wish to request an exemption from CMHC’s vaccination requirements on valid human rights-based grounds, you must do so at the offer stage as part of the recruitment process.


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.


Job Requisition ID: 7140  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 65335.51 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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

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