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Specialist, Survey Statistics (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8910  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Calgary (AB); Charlottetown (PE); Edmonton (AB); Halifax (NS); Moncton (NB); Montreal (QC); Quebec (QC); Saskatoon (SK); St. John's (NL); Thunder Bay (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC); Winnipeg (MB); Yellowknife (NT)

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 78657.14 to $ 98321.43 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. 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 Policy sector, where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policies, research, and innovation. You will be responsible for managing, developing and designing the methodological framework for Housing Surveys and related computer systems. You will process, analyze and deliver Housing Surveys data through programming and analysis in the context of survey methodological and quality objectives. You will also provide guidance and advice on statistical and survey methodology for the design and implementation of surveys conducted for or by CMHC and act as a key survey methodologist and survey analysis specialist at CMHC.




  • Designs, implements and monitors the comprehensive methodological framework of the Housing Market Surveys including sampling schemes, data reliability measures, estimation systems (e.g., weighting, ratio estimates), and statistical models using modern technologies.
  • Designs, develops and implements special supplementary surveys conducted as add-ons to the Housing Market Surveys.
  • Uses sophisticated statistical analysis techniques, and SAS, R or Python programming skills, to ensure high levels of data quality, maintain system integrity, enhance the usefulness of the Housing Market Surveys and recommend improvements.
  • Provides functional guidance and support to internal/external clients and survey staff, in particular for the appropriate and meaningful use of housing market survey data.
  • Advises and works with other survey methodologists and information business analysts on survey methodology and housing market data strategies and issues and provides expert analysis and advice on time series and seasonal adjustment.
  • Develops and applies sophisticated and complex statistical analysis techniques to maximize corporate benefits from information collected through surveys, administrative data, and other information sources.
  • Understanding, influencing and/or serving people are important considerations in causing actions or acceptance by others.


Minimum qualifications:


  • Minimum bachelor university degree in statistics, mathematics or a related field. Master’s degree is an asset.
  • Minimum of three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Thorough expert understanding of sampling and survey methods and their application and the use of computer technology in survey processing and analyses, along with practical knowledge of how best to employ them in a large and decentralized operation.
  • Demonstrated experience and thorough expert understanding in statistical techniques, particularly in the areas of survey methodologies, statistical analysis, seasonal adjustment, time series, data release methodologies, statistical modelling and estimation systems.
  • Extensive and proven experience in SAS, R or Python.
  • Proven ability in problem solving and decision-making and focus on results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and explain findings in simple terms to internal/external clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.



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.