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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.

Senior Analyst, Policy (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 Policy Foresight Team and work with us to accelerate housing affordability by identifying challenges and opportunities, providing evidence-based policy advice and applying foresight in decision-making. 

You will provide business intelligence, research and foresight analysis, developing options and supporting communication of policy and/or programs. You will also help contribute to the conceptualization, development and implementation of new and/or existing policies, products, services and/or systems and continually ensures that client needs are addressed throughout the process.


•    Conduct quantitative and qualitative research and foresight analysis to support recommendations for senior management.
•    Scan the internal and external operating environment for emerging trends and potential changes and disruptions to policy and/or programs and assess implications for the evolving business context at CMHC.
•    Collect, analyze and synthesize information from diverse sources to provide management with timely assessments of potential implications/opportunities for housing and for CMHC and to identify priority gaps in policies and related policy research and analysis.
•    Develop a variety of written documentation, presentations and briefing materials in support of internal and external communications and for various policy requests as required.
•    Develop and provide input to policy options and proposals.

Minimum Qualifications:

•    Undergraduate degree from a recognized university in social science or related discipline, or in business administration
•    Minimum of three years of prior related experience.
•    Strong research and analytical thinking skills.
•    Strong written and oral communication skills.
•    Knowledge of housing and mortgage markets and systems.
•    Bilingualism (French and English)

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: 7120  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 65335.51 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

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