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Specialist, Modelling (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 9164  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 81410.14 to $ 101762.68 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. 


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 Business and Operational Risk division Analytics team in the role of Data Engineer. Your ability to applies quantitative skills and knowledge of Canada's financial /mortgage sectors to analytics initiatives at CMHC, including data collection, data processing, data visualization, data analysis, risk insights and reporting will support decision-making, enhancing risk management and building automated systems.




  • Collect data from various sources and ensure that data is accurate, complete, and consistent.
  • Design, build, and maintain scalable data pipelines to ingest, process, and store data.
  • Automate data processing by designing and implementing workflows, scripts, and other automation tools that streamline data process and analysis.
  • Explore data, conduct data analysis, create reports and visualizations to present insights in a clear and understandable manner. 
  • Conducts data modelling to extract insights that can predict future trends or outcomes using state-of-the-art methods. 
  • Lead or participate in data analysis projects and collaborate with cross-functional team to identify business needs, develop solutions, and drive project execution. 
  • Strong understanding of the financial sector and real estate market to draw insights that are relevant and actionable. 
  • Adopt new tools or technology to improve efficiency and automation; be able to migrate legacy works into new data platform.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a quantitative discipline, such as finance, mathematics, economics, statistics or computer sciences. 
  • Minimum of three years of experience in modelling or quantitative analytics at a bank, insurance company, asset manager or other type of financial institution.
  • Strong understanding of mathematical finance and risk management.
  • Strong data engineering experience.
  • Good understanding of Canada's financial sector and real estate markets.
  • Proficient in programming languages such as Python, R, and SQL and experience using Power BI for data visualization. 
  • Good writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct rigorous analysis using critical thinking and judgment to resolve complex issues. 


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Hands-on experience on data science (for example, machine learning), advanced analytics (using R, Python, SAS) and big data ecosystems (for example, Hadoop, HDFS, Map/Reduce, Hive, Spark) would be considered an asset (Strong asset).



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.