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Senior Specialist, Financial Solutions (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8330  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Starting Base Salary: 94388.91 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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


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.

Join the Client Solution Division in the Financial Solutions Team, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. Your skills and passion for building new relationships, data analysis and process improvements will support the successful delivery of the Affordable Housing Innovation Fund, while tackling client issues and providing solutions. 




  • Identifies and manages risk by ensuring due diligence while reviewing and approving complex applications, monitoring the quality of results and reviewing key performance indicators.
  • Ensures, during the application review stage, that housing providers’ requests, internal risks and social outcomes are appropriately considered, and negotiates directly with stakeholders on complex applications.
  • Provides input into divisional vision, directions, and business planning and development.
  • Manages issues of a politically sensitive nature using critical thinking, judgment and experience to find a solution.
  • Understands innovative and creative financing models and works with proponents and colleagues to strengthen applications prior to submitting to committees.
  • Provides coaching on technical financial tools, and reviews applications that are complex, that are high in dollar value and/or that include significant risks and works with colleagues and the internal review team to assess all other applications.
  • Leads the coordination of processes to ensure approved projects are given visibility, shares and disseminates best practices.

Minimal Requirements :


  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, business administration, economics, commerce or a related field.
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant experience.
  • Sound knowledge of federally funded affordable housing programs and their context.
  • Expert knowledge of housing finance, real estate, financial markets, credit analysis, and underwriting theories, principles and processes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make a persuasive, clear presentation of ideas that will convince others and gain acceptance of proposals or plans.
  • Understanding of the implications of public policy and the political environment on federal and provincial housing programs.
  • Sound analytical skills with demonstrated ability to capture and synthesize information to develop strategic business plans.
  • Certified in Real Estate Finance (CRF), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) designation would be considered an asset.

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.