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Senior Economics Analyst (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Sector: Policy and Innovation 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary Range: $63418.82 to $79273.53

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 Research team in our Policy and Innovation sector. In this sector, we accelerate housing affordability in Canada through evidence-based policy, research and disruptive behaviour.


About the role

As a member of the Policy and Innovation sector, you will plan, manage and conduct specific research, modeling, projection, and housing data and indicator development initiatives to achieve CMHC overall goals and 2030 aspiration.

You will provide subject matter expertise to management and contribute to the development and deployment of national policies, strategies, programs, and standards designed to measure and improve housing and living conditions.

We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation, and partnerships. Your analytical and communication skills, your ability to work with team members to create a climate for collaboration, and your housing expertise to this research position will ensure we get great value.  You will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.


What you will need

  • Postgraduate degree in economics, finance, statistics or an appropriate, related field and a minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in research, accessing and using microdata, statistical techniques, data development, methodological approaches, and quantitative and qualitative analysis. 
  • Highly developed methodological, analytical, creative, and conceptual skills in order to plan business objectives and strategic direction. 
  • Working knowledge of social, economic and political trends, factors and issues that affect the work area, including housing policies and issues and of the government policy development process. 
  • Excellent organization and time management skills enabling the balancing of workloads and the prioritization of requests to meet deadlines with strong attention to detail.
  • A ‘’can do’’ mindset with the desire to work collaboratively to deliver results that have a positive impact on the team, business unit and/or corporation. 
  • An ability to engage and influence others to achieve higher performance and have greater impact.


What you will be doing

  • Scanning the environment, consulting with clients and stakeholders, and participating in conferences and committees, and working groups to identify prospective research, modeling, projection, and housing data and indicator development projects and programs of work. 
  • Reviewing housing research literature/publications to ensure that CMHC is well informed about current and emerging housing-related trends, issues, challenges, and opportunities 
  • Developing and recommending high impact research, modeling, projection, and housing data and indicator development projects, developing business cases, and identifying budget requirements and partnership opportunities. 
  • Developing detailed project objectives, scope, and deliverables; determining the expertise and the resources required to deliver the final products. 
  • Conducting research and analysis using appropriate methodologies, quantitative and statistical analysis, to assess and address complex housing issues and challenges, analyzing and forecasting trends, developing housing data and indicators, and providing facts, evidence and conclusions to support internal and external decision making. 
  • Developing reports, documents, briefing material, correspondence and memoranda for management and the Minister on related housing trends and issues. 
  • Providing expert input to the review and development of housing policies, strategies, programs, regulations and standards to address specific problems and challenges and improve housing and living conditions. 


Does this sound like you?

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


Job Requisition ID: 4186  

Primary Location: MontrealQuebec  

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Secret 

Travel Requirement: Limited 


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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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