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Specialist, Housing Solutions - Multi-Unit (Multiple Positions Across Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 3342  

Primary Location: OttawaOntario  

Other Location(s): Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, Atlantic 

Sector: Assisted Housing 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary Range: $ 74 852,60  to $ 93 565,75

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Frequent 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) helps Canadians meet their housing needs. As Canada’s authority on housing, we contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer objective housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations. Our work matters to a great many people and our employees matter to us. 


Bring your underwriting and business development skills as well as your housing expertise to one of our openings.

Multiple locations: Alberta (Edmonton or Calgary preferred), Quebec (Montréal or Québec City preferred), Ontario (Toronto or Ottawa preferred) and Atlantic (New Brunswick)


As a member of the Housing Solutions – Multi-Unit team, you are the regional contact for affordable housing programs and products and are responsible for providing affordable housing developers and providers with advice, guidance and influence on the development and preservation of social housing.


How You Will Be Contributing


  • Ensuring promotion and delivery of CMHC products and services to local clients.
  • Generating opportunities that create new or maintain existing affordable housing.
  • Working directly with housing providers (non-profit organizations, private developers, etc.) to find housing solutions that ensure both viability and long-term sustainability.
  • Guiding and supporting housing providers throughout the planning and construction phases, ensuring desired outcomes.
  • Providing affordable housing developers and providers with advice and guidance on the development of social housing and the preservation of the existing stock.
  • Raising awareness of the importance of affordable housing, including the need for a broad range of housing choices that respond to local circumstances.
  • Influencing and inspiring organizations and industry to get involved in the development of affordable housing and the preservation of the existing social housing stock.
  • Working closely with national teams, local partners and stakeholders to jointly develop strategies, identify policy improvements and collaborate on housing solutions.
  • Gathering intelligence on local client needs and housing issues and communicating insights.
  • Identifying potential issues, and seeking opportunities for CMHC partnerships.
  • Ensuring appropriate risk awareness and the implementation of a risk culture within the area of responsibility.
  • Disseminating information, ideas and best practices from across Canada.



What We Are Looking For


  • Undergraduate (bachelor’s) education in planning, policy, economics or finance, with a minimum of five years of experience in information dissemination, sales or business development; an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Broad understanding of the Canadian affordable, social and private housing sectors as well as the various programs intended to assist these sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge related to multi-unit residential real estate development and finance.
  • Sound understanding of the financing of housing projects.
  • Ability to review financial proposals and assess their viability.
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing and/or business development.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of client relationship management, including key account and government relationship strategy.
  • Ability to interpret program guidelines to ensure maximum flexibility in their implementation.
  • Analytical skills to develop unique solutions.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships and recognize opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to persuade, influence and/or negotiate with others on a regular basis.




Communicating Effectively, Forward Thinking, Meeting Client/Stakeholder Needs, Applying Business Acumen, Building Collaborative Relationships


What CMHC Has To Offer


  • Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)*
  • Competitive Total Compensation package
  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Comprehensive flex benefit program
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Eligibility for Performance Bonuses
  • In-house learning and development opportunities
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Various onsite amenities


*ROWE involves a cultural shift away from managing people to managing work. Employees have full autonomy and accountability to choose when and where to work in order to be efficient, effective, and achieve results.


APPLY today

This job posting will be active until 11:59 pm EST on May 10, 2019; however, the competition may remain active until a successful candidate has been chosen.

To Note

  • Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as CMHC cannot make assumptions about your education and experience.
  • Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance. In the event that tests are administered, candidates will also be advised in advance.
  • We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. 
  • If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
  • Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an under-fill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower salary range than is advertised for this position.
  • All applications submitted to this competition will be kept for a six (6) month period and may be considered for future related vacancies at CMHC.
  • Candidates must be eligible for Reliability Clearance.
  • Second Language Proficiency levels are defined as follows:
    • A = Beginner Level
    • B = Intermediate Level
    • C = Advanced Level
    • E = Exempt
    • P = Specific Language Skills



CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities

Learn more below about CMHC and how we help Canadians meet their housing needs.

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