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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 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.

Senior Specialist, Master Data Management (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

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 Office of the Enterprise Data Governance team where we lead our digital transformation by improving data quality and integrity to accelerate housing affordability. We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation, and partnerships. In this role, you will support the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of a Master Data Management solution. You will also help the organization realize the full value of its data assets and capabilities, ensuring safe, effective, and efficient sharing of data across CMHC.




  • Leads and conducts the identification, documentation and approval of requirements from business and technical teams for the implementation of Master Data Management capabilities (functional and nonfunctional)
  • Leads and conducts the user acceptance testing phase for the implementation of MDM and supports the change management team on the implementation of a federated stewardship framework for master data
  • Contributes to the continuous revision of the MDM roadmap, identifying and prioritizing Master Data domains
  • Develops and leads the execution of an implementation plan for each priority Master Data domain 
  • Supports and leads (as required) data quality profiling work to identify data quality issues and define data quality rules, key performance indicators and improvement measures
  • Conducts research and analysis on proposed legislative/regulatory changes, industry leading practices, employee needs and technological advances to determine requirements for governing and managing data
  • Supports the definition and ensures the effective implementation of data governance frameworks, policies, guidelines, and procedures 


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as computer science, finance, or commerce and a
  • minimum of 7 years of experience in Data Governance and/or Data management processes and technology 
  • Or a master’s degree in a data related subject and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Data Governance and/or Data management processes and technology.
  • Implementing systems into production, from conceptual to support, in a variety of data related projects (data migration, data quality implementation, data quality issue resolution, data policy implementation, data privacy, data security, data masking, data science, data engineering, master and reference data, data catalogue, etc.)
  • Implementing an MDM /Data Quality tool (preference Informatica)
  • Experience with data governance and metadata management tools (preference Collibra)
  • Experience with reference data management tools (preference Collibra or Informatica)
  • Experience with data discovery and data profiling. SQL experience.
  • Strong knowledge of data governance frameworks 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, critical and systems thinking 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation skills
  • Excellent ability to understand and align technical solutions to business goals
  • Ability to manage external vendors relationships and working with remote teams


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.


Job Requisition ID: 7953  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 94338.91 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

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