Specialist, Economic Modelling

Job Requisition ID: 10243  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

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

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 83038.35 to $ 103797.93 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.



About the role
Join the Market Insights division where our work focusses on modelling housing economic activities to understand how to accelerate housing affordability through economic modelling and focussed research. Your skills in macroeconomic forecasting and population analysis will support your role as a go-to expert in the development of models in our team and sector. 


What you’ll do:


  • Use advanced statistical and econometric modelling techniques to develop leading edge model related to the core objectives of CMHC’s aspiration.
  • Contribute to the forecasting exercises from conception to completion with a focus on macroeconomic forecasting and communicating technical expertise to a seasoned audience.
  • Build out our expertise in demographic projections and population mobility analysis.
  • Build relationship with internal and external parties, e.g. colleagues within CMHC and other government organizations to share knowledge.
  • Produce briefing material (analytical notes, reports, presentations, etc.) to senior management on matters related to Market Insights’ core objective to produce knowledge in areas where affordability issues are most acute.   
  • Contribute to the development of sector-level analysis planning, priority setting, and risk management.


What you should have :


  • A postgraduate degree in Economics.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in economic modelling, forecasting, and population analysis. 
  • Solid experience in various programming languages (Stata, Eviews, SAS, Python etc.).
  • Excellent oral, presentation and written communications skills. 
  • Proficiency in coaching and mentoring others. 


It would be great if you also had:


  • Bilingualism (English/French).


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


Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

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If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!