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Legal Counsel (Real Estate Financing) - (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Sector: Finance 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary Range: $91305.53 to $114131.91

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

 
We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
 
Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% 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.
 
 

This position reports to the Legal Services team in our Office of the Chief Financial Officer sector. In this sector, we use financial foresight and legal insight to improve housing affordability.

 

About the role

We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. As a member of the Legal Services team, reporting to a Director (Legal Services), you will provide comprehensive and intermediary to advanced-level legal services, to internal business and support groups in order to contribute to the overall objectives and mission of CMHC. You will establish and maintain positive on-going relationships with internal groups through the provision of efficient and result-oriented legal services relating to their activities to help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.

 

What you will need

  • Membership in good standing in any province or territory (common law and/or civil law) or the Chambre des notaires du Québec.
  • A minimum of five years’ relevant legal experience (as described below) or equivalent, in private or public sector firms or organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience providing legal advice in the areas of real estate financing, project financing and construction financing. Experience in general financing, mergers-and-acquisitions, transactional and corporate/commercial work will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple files under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience doing complex legal research and drafting.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining a professional relationship with internal stakeholders at the middle and advanced levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to interpret, analyze and explain complex matters in simple terms.
  • Capacity to evolve in technological environments using IT-driven solutions.
  • Knowledge of Crown corporations’ environment and the federal government machinery would be an asset.

 

What you will be doing

  • Provide comprehensive transactional legal support for the financing of mid and large-scale construction and renovation housing projects.
  • Identify legal, risk and strategic issues, and collaborate with internal groups to achieve business objectives.
  • Provide advice on legal implications related to programs and policies.
  • Support the legislative monitoring framework of federal, provincial and territorial legislation, and jurisprudential developments across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Support CMHC’s regulatory compliance activities and efforts.
  • Assist in various other matters related to the delivery of support by the Legal Services Division, as may be assigned by the Directors or the Vice President of Legal Services.

 

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

 

Job Requisition ID: 4925  

Primary Location: OttawaOntario  

Other Location(s): Toronto, Montréal, Québec, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon & Vancouver 

Security Requirement: Secret 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

 

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
 
Diversity
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
 
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