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Senior Specialist, Private Market Investments (Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa)

Job Requisition ID: 9020  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 97 692,52  to $ 122 115,65  and are based on qualifications and experience. 


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 the Investment and Pension Fund Team, where we work to support CMHC’s goals for financial stability and housing affordability. You will provide expertise in the management and administration of investments in private markets such as Real Estate, Infrastructure, Farmland, Private Debt and Private Equity. You help to execute investment strategies that are aimed to outperform benchmarks and to provide management assistance in achieving investment objectives. This permanent position is an exceptional opportunity within a dynamic and collaborative environment for an investment professional with excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate has experience with private market investments. 



  • Develop coherent market views for private market investments to facilitate investment discussions and decisions.
  • Monitor a portfolio of private investments and provide insights on how investments are positioned and how performance might evolve under different market circumstances.
  • Seek out investment options that maximize returns and recommend tactical asset allocations within the private market investments portfolio.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis on investment opportunities, historical trends and current market conditions. 
  • Ensure that all contracts and transactions flow smoothly.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with asset managers, other institutional investors and a wide range of other stakeholders. 


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in private market investments.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Relevant designation such as Chartered Financial Analyst and/or CPA.


Posting closing date: Note, the competition will 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.