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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, Social 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 and Innovation Team where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy, research and disruptive innovation. This position is an exceptional opportunity to contribute to policy development, analysis, advice, policy-research, strategy and program development, and briefings with a focus on affordable housing for low-income and vulnerable populations, and on collaboration with federal-provincial-territorial and external partners to achieve better housing outcomes.




  • Contribute  to rigorous, evidence-based policy advice on matters pertaining to national housing policies, programs and strategies, to support recommendations to senior management concerning CMHC’s future mandate, role, and policy and program mix.
  • Contribute  to briefing notes and materials, to propose new housing programs and strategies to address housing needs of Canadians, including vulnerable populations.
  • Build relations and collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Contribute  to policy-research and analyze the public policy environment, including literature reviews, analyzing position papers, reports, plans and strategies related to housing at the local, national and international level. 
  • Provide timely assessments of potential implications and opportunities for housing and CMHC.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • University degree in Political Science, Economics or Public Administration. Masters degree would be considered an asset.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in social policy. 
  • Experience providing policy advice to government, including contributing to policy documents, briefing notes, presentation decks, reports, and oral briefings.
  • Ability to capture and analyze, a multitude of social, economic, political, environmental factors (issues, trends, data, research).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to inform evidence-based policy development and options. , 
  • Demonstrated research skills to collect and synthesize information from a variety of sources such as government reports, academic research, and stakeholder positions.
  • Solid communication, presentation and writing skills. 
  • Tact and discretion in dealing with highly sensitive issues and external stakeholders.


Posting closing date: Note, the competition may 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.


Job Requisition ID: 7883  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Starting Base Salary: 66642.22 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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