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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.

Specialist, Internal Auditor (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

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 Audit and Compliance Team, where we have the confidence in our management and delivery practices. In this role, you will be responsible for participating in/leading all phases of internal audit projects. Your experience with evaluating and improving the effectiveness of governance, risk management and controls will help to deliver high quality impactful audits across the corporation.



  • Participate in and/or lead audits, including supervising and reviewing the work of team members to ensure that high quality project results are provided on a timely basis;
  • Develop audit plans for audit projects including risk assessments, audit objectives, criteria, project management plans and detailed audit programs to ensure the scope of the audit focuses on key areas of risk;
  • Collect, analyze and evaluate information using analytical auditing procedures, including available technological tools (e.g. Excel and audit management software tools such as TeamMate), to achieve audit objectives;
  • Consult with clients throughout audits to ensure a common understanding of the facts, the recognition of major observations and effective relationships with clients and stakeholders maintained;
  • Prepare audit reports supported by appropriate evidence and debrief clients and senior management on audit results;
  • Follow up and validate the implementation of action plans to address audit recommendations;
  • Research leading industry best practices, and keeping abreast of regulations and internal and external changes impacting the business environment;
  • Support the development of the Risk Based Audit Plan.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as accounting, finance, business administration or commerce;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in internal audit and/or risk management, or an equivalent combination of experience;
  • Professional designation is considered an asset, such as Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or other relevant license, designation, or certificate;
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and Canadian Auditing Standards;
  • Ability to research issues, analyze problems, synthesize information and make recommendations;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation, influencing, mentoring, negotiation and networking skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize, manage projects and work in an agile environment;
  • Knowledge and experience in using analytical auditing procedures, including available technological tools (e.g. Excel and audit management software tools such as TeamMate).

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 as a condition of employment. If you are the selected candidate, your vaccination status will be verified by an authorized CMHC third party as part of the offer process. If you 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 and be approved for an exemption before any offer of employment can be issued.


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: 7382  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 78657.14 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

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