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Specialist, Investment Strategy and Governance (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8737  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Base Salary Commensurate Upon Experience: $98,000 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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


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 Strategy team where you will play a key role in developing our investment strategy views as well as enhancing our strategic and tactical asset allocation design and process.  You will drive the evolution of our investment strategy process, research processes and tools, informing our approach through the provision of data-led insights.  The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious and highly self-motivated, but open to challenge and new perspectives.  Strong analytical skills, including the ability to combine detail and an understanding of the big picture, centered on exceptional skills working with data and data tools.  Given the team’s desire to improve its data-led research process, knowledge and/or the ability to learn new programming languages or tools like Python, R and E-views is an asset.




  • Develop or enhance reporting for various investment portfolios, automating reporting where possible.
  • Conduct research and analysis, synthesized into coherent, well-supported views that contribute to the development and refinement of strategic asset allocation, tactical asset allocation and ESG policies/guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic and tactical asset allocation decisions for the investment portfolios.
  • Develop the annual business plan and initiatives
  • Maintain relationships with consultants, service providers and internal groups like Risk Management, the business lines, and Operations Support.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as business, finance or commerce.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (or level II candidate).
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in investment analysis.
  • Experience in performance measurement, particularly in developing and maintaining performance and risk analytics.
  • Strong understanding of the global macroeconomic environment and ability to interpret, summarize and report on economic trends and market relationships.
  • Excellent analytical and synthesis skills to integrate information from a wide range of sources and own analysis to develop coherent views.
  • Demonstrated experience and applied skills using statistical software like EViews, as well as Excel, Power BI and Bloomberg at an expert level.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop, build upon, and leverage relationships with a high degree of professionalism and integrity.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Strong programming skills (Python, and/or R).
  • Strong interest and knowledge of sustainable investment practices (ESG integration and reporting, proxy voting and engagement).
  • Successful completion of actuarial exams or candidate actively pursuing actuarial designation.



Posting closing date: Note, the competition may 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.