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Senior Manager, Stress Testing and ORSA

Sector: Risk 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary Range: $109728.00 to $137160.00

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.

About the role

We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. You will lead a team responsible for the development, implementation and management of enterprise-wide Stress Testing, capital evaluation and ORSA models and practices that will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.


Bring your knowledge and leadership skills to the Senior Manager, Stress Testing & Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) position.


What you will need

  • University degree in Business, Finance, Commerce, Actuarial, or a related program with a minimum 8 years’ work experience in related area OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Professional Accounting Designation would be considered an asset.
  • Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience leading a team.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in investment and financial modelling.
  • Demonstrated experience with an enterprise-wide stress testing program.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing ORSA.
  • Demonstrated experience in banking, capital markets, and/or insurance, with practical knowledge in mortgage valuation, retail lending, mortgage insurance and/or securitization.
  • Knowledge of macroeconomic environment and regulatory requirements/trends (e.g. Basel III, Solvency II) regulatory capital requirements, economic capital modeling, and actuarial principles.
  • Knowledge of Risk Management practices, and a broad understanding of capital markets and the economic environment.


What you will be doing

  • Leading and mentoring a team of professional modellers and data scientists.
  • Designing, implementing and managing the planning, conduct and reporting of CMHC's enterprise-wide Stress Testing and ORSA activities in line with financial industry best practices and evolving regulatory requirements and expectations.                                   
  • Ensuring the adequacy of CMHC's capital levels relative to CMHC’s projected risk and solvency position by recommending internal capital targets to senior management. 
  • Identifying and calculating all underlying risk exposures throughout CMHC.
  • Developing frameworks and models to quantify and measure aggregated risk exposure, which will support capital adequacy assessments and stress testing processes.
  • Ensuring that CMHC has a sustainable action plan and adequate capital resources over its planning horizon including periods of economic downturn.                   
  • Maintenance and enhancement of Economic Capital and Stress Testing model inventory.


Does this sound like you?

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Posting closing date: September 30, 2019 @ 11:59 pm EST (Note, the competition may remain active until filled).


Job Requisition ID: 3710  

Primary Location: OttawaOntario  

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Secret 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 


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
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Learn more below about CMHC and how we help Canadians meet their housing needs.