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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, Strategy, Product and Risk Management-Multi-Unit (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 eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

Join the Client Solution Team, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. You will assist management with the development and reporting on strategic direction for the sector, provide analysis and reporting on sector and corporate priorities, and contribute research and analysis to support the client experience strategy.


•    Assist management in the development of the strategic direction for the sector, including development of an environmental scan, monitoring of emerging trends and issues, and analysis of the impacts of existing and new industry regulations and legislation on CMHC’s practices and policies.
•    Act as a project lead to drive the development and repositioning of new and existing multi-unit products and/or programs that achieve CMHC’s desired outcomes.
•    Liaise with stakeholders and staff to collect information in support of regular reporting and updates to management and the Board of Directors.
•    Conduct research and analysis, prepare briefing notes, management submissions, executive updates, and correspondence to respond to requests and concerns. 
•    Coordinate sector-level initiatives by liaising with various teams across the company to ensure objectives are set and outcomes are achieved.
•    Inform the development of the client experience strategy through fieldwork, research and analysis, liaising with staff, partners, clients and industry experts. 

Minimum Qualifications:

•    Undergraduate degree in business, economics, finance or a related field.
•    Minimum of five years of experience with increasing responsibility in research, analysis and/or policy-product development.
•    Advanced knowledge of multi-unit mortgage loan insurance, lending, real estate (including non-housing related commercial), financial markets, and credit risk analysis.
•    Strong analytical, decision making and problem solving skills as well as able to evaluate risk/reward considerations
•    Knowledge of how social housing projects are developed and maintained, how commercial housing activity functions, and what influences the real estate market.
•    Project planning, management and measurement skills. 
•    Expert ability to identify and analyze trends, patterns or connections between issues.       
•    Advanced ability to draft understandable, clear and consistent documents on topics within the areas of responsibility and to explain the content to a variety of audiences.         
•    Ability to take initiative and work independently to develop and utilize a network within CMHC 
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Confident and articulate with demonstrated ability to influence others through the delivery of presentations/ key concepts
•    Ability to multi-task in high pressure environment to meet tight timelines and deliverables.


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: 5533  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Calgary (AB); Charlottetown (PE); Edmonton (AB); Halifax (NS); Moncton (NB); Montreal (QC); Quebec (QC); Saskatoon (SK); St. John's (NL); Thunder Bay (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC); Winnipeg (MB); Yellowknife (NT)

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