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Senior Manager, IT Portfolio Management (Ottawa or Montreal)

Job Requisition ID: 8633  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 117034.75 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Montreal (QC)


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 5 weeks of vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Defined benefit pension plan;
  • Comprehensive group insurance to support your well-being from day one;
  • 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 Corporate Services where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. 




  • Ensures that CMHC’s overall IT portfolio is aligned to meet corporate, business unit / client needs and priorities. Identifies where there are demand or service gaps and works with the Partner Relationship Management and Operational Oversight division. 
  • Acts as an escalation point to support and help with the coordination and timely resolution of key prioritization, planning, funding, and implementation issues/risks. 
  • Leads the enterprise-wide IT demand management, including the gathering, assessing, prioritizing, and planning of IT demands across multiple stakeholder groups to ensure alignment and funding. 
  • Owns and maintains IT Portfolio Management functions and supporting continuous process improvements. 
  • Leads the continuous improvement of the IT BA function, working with the BA team to identify, develop, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of enabling processes to meet functional requirements. 
  • Oversees and supports the BA team in the delivery of day-to-day IT BA services including workload prioritization, communicating and integrating the IT BA function with business and other stakeholder groups. 
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and guidance to team members, including planning/scheduling of work and resolution of escalated issues and risks; reports to senior leadership on unit performance and escalates risks as required.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, computer science or a related discipline; Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experience in Project/Portfolio Management and Business Analysis with at least five (5) to seven (7) years in leading a team.
  • Ability to proactively collaborate across business and IT departments to achieve cross-functional success. Ability to balance the big picture with meeting the day-to-day needs of the organization.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills to influence and engage colleagues, along with a broad understanding of the businesses they support.
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management in a multi-tasking, deadline-oriented team environment.
  • Ability to take a solution-oriented approach with demonstrated ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with key stakeholders, peers and team members.
  • Bilingual (in French and in English).



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.