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Senior Assistant, Market Research (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8645  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Starting Base Salary: 49528.17 

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


Here are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of Canada's top employers:

  • Enjoy up to 3 weeks of accrued vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Access to a catalogue of courses for individual learning;
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with multiple Employee Resource Groups and much more!


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 Data Dissemination Team within the Data, Research and Insights group, where we accelerate housing affordability through the database management and data dissemination services, front line client service delivery, data infrastructure maintenance and product support to help facilitate access to CMHC’s housing market data for both internal and external clients.


This is a temporary position of a duration of 1 year.




  • Developing and maintaining reliable and efficient automated technical databases on internal and external housing and economic market data, including corresponding metadata. 
  • Assessing and responding to external and internal client data and information needs, including conducting demonstrations of CMHC’s suite of housing market data products. 
  • Disseminating economic and housing market data to analysts and/or researchers in a concise, user-friendly format to support report production, analysis, and research activities. 
  • Assisting with the dissemination of reports, publications, and data tables to the CMHC website and compiling website and product download metrics for performance measurement. 
  • Staging and validating data for publishing on the Housing Market Information Portal (HMIP) and conducting data verification and quality checks for all data products. 
  • Providing a range of administrative support functions including client invoicing, and working with third party data providers, re-distributors, and contractors.  
  • Administering a client satisfaction survey and compiling the results of this survey to determine service metrics.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Commitment to CMHC values. 
  • Post-secondary education in business administration, mathematics/statistics, economics, geography or related disciplines with a minimum of one (1) year experience in similar roles.  An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered. 
  • Knowledge of market research concepts, information storage and data retrieval processes 
  • Demonstrated experience in handling multiple, concurrent projects and work activities, with tight deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills, including some project management skills.  The ability to prioritize and complete numerous simultaneous and recurring work projects a must. 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles to communicate messages that have the desired effect.  
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency in the use of office productivity software packages (MS Office s-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint), Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM, web browsers and search engines a must. Knowledge of and skills using data management and statistical software (such as SAS and EViews) and experience querying data and using data visualization, data governance/ data management, analytics/data mining tools such as Power BI, Collibra, Hue, R, Python, Cloudera considered a strong asset. Knowledge of Secure Managed File Transfer (SMFT) and Simple Survey would also be considered an asset.  
  • Demonstrated client service skills; the ability to understand and meet client needs and resolve issues reliably and efficiently. 


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.