Specialist, Policy Data

Job Requisition ID: 10258  

Position Status: Temporary 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 contract employee:

  • 3 weeks of accrued vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • 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 Policy Results and Operations team where we are a key partner to the Department of Housing, to Infrastructure Canada and to communities. We use data to support evidence-based policy outcomes and results.    


This is a temporary position with a duration of 18 months. 

What you’ll do: 


  • Support the development of solutions to complex measurement questions, working with others to design data and analytics tools to assess and predict performance of investments in housing.  
  • Develop comprehensive recommendations and guidance for senior management and the government on federal housing policy and program options, program performance, and outcomes.  
  • Support decisions about housing policy in Canada through robust quantitative analysis and application of business intelligence. 
  • Work with others to increase data availability to support analysis on results of federal investments in housing. 
  • Liaise and maintain strong relationships with CMHC’s portfolio department, the Department of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, on a wide variety of requests related to housing policy, results and data sharing. 


What you should have: 


  • An undergraduate degree in a quantitative field such as Economics or social sciences and five years of relevant experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis to advise on policies, programs and strategies. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience in public policy or relevant field can be considered.  
  • Knowledge of the methods, techniques and practices of performance measurement, and/or Treasury Board guidelines on results.  
  • Knowledge of quantitative modeling and business intelligence techniques and practices. Knowledge of methods, theories and practices of data analysis and manipulation. Strong ability to communicate complex data analysis into clear, straightforward messages and recommendations for a range of audiences.  
  • Developed ability to influence outcomes.   
  • Highly developed analytical, critical thinking and conceptual skills to effectively contribute to business objectives and strategic direction.  
  • Ability to simultaneously manage a range of priorities, at the strategic and operational level, under tight deadlines and in sometimes stressful situations. 


It would be great if you also had: 


  • Knowledge of housing systems. 
  • Knowledge of statistical tools, methodologies, or data tools including PowerBI.    


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 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


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!