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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, Policy data


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 eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

Join the Policy and Innovation Team, where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy, research and disruptive innovation. This is an exceptional opportunity within the Policy division to contribute to analysis, measurement, strategy, and policy and program development that will improve housing and living conditions in Canada.




•    Lead the development of solutions to complex measurement questions, working with others to design data and analytics tools to assess and predict performance of investments in housing. 
•    Develop comprehensive recommendations and guidance for senior management and the government on federal housing policy and program options, program performance, and outcomes. 
•    Support decisions about housing policy in Canada through robust quantitative analysis and application of business intelligence.
•    Work with others to increase data availability to support analysis on results of federal investments in housing. 

Minimum Qualifications:

•    Postgraduate degree in a quantitative field such as social sciences, Economics with a demonstrated interest or experience in public policy, or equivalent. 
•    Minimum of five years experience in quantitative analysis and policy advice and development. 
•    Knowledge of quantitative modelling and business intelligence techniques and practices. 
•    Knowledge of methods, theories and practices of data analysis and manipulation. Strong ability to communicate complex data analysis into clear, straightforward messages and recommendations for a range of audiences in both official languages (French and English). 
•    Knowledge of the methods, techniques and practices of performance measurement, and/or Treasury Board guidelines on results. 
•    Highly developed analytical, critical thinking and conceptual skills to effectively contribute to business objectives and strategic direction. 
•    Ability to simultaneously manage a range of priorities, at the strategic and operational level, under tight deadlines and in sometimes stressful situations. 



Preferred Qualifications:
•    Knowledge of housing systems; knowledge of statistical tools, methodologies, or  PowerBI.  



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


CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!


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: 5475  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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

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