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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

Sr Specialist, Risk Oversight (Anywhere in Canada)

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 Office of the Chief Risk Officer Team – Multi-Unit Oversight & Risk Analytics, where you will contribute in overseeing the identification, assessment, monitoring, reporting and management of CMHC's risks in the Multi-unit business. You will also contribute to the design, development and maintenance of risk management frameworks, risk tools, models and analytics as related to the Multi-unit business.  You will develop strong and trusted relationships with CMHC’s multi-unit business lines as well as internal and external stakeholders and leverage analytic insights and risk expertise to influence CMHC's strategic directions, policy setting and regulations. 



  • With respect to key inherent risks, oversee as well as provide analysis on CMHC's risk profile and risk issues in Multi-unit space, including new and emerging risks, utilizing a combination of quantitative and qualitative assessment techniques.
  • Contribute to the development of risk appetite statements, tolerance levels and thresholds, as well as risk frameworks, policies and models/tools.
  • Keep in tune with industry trends, techniques, tools, best practices and use cases to steer CMHC internal improvement and innovation of risk management in the Multi-unit business.
  • Lead research on market trends, economic conditions and other factors that influence CMHC's risks.
  • Use analytic and research insights as well as risk expertise to guide risk assessment and management and to influence strategic direction, policy setting and business directions.
  • Provide support, advice, concurrence to first line of defence on new Multi-unit business strategy and initiatives to ensure key risks well identified, managed, and aligned with risk appetite and business outcomes 

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Postgraduate degree in a quantitative discipline such as finance, mathematics, economics, statistics and actuarial sciences.
  • Minimum of five years of prior relevant experience.
  • Experience in leading projects in a team setting
  • Solid understanding of all key risks to CMHC, specifically the Multi-unit business.
  • Superior oral and written communication and presentation skills with ability to interact and influence a wide stakeholder group on a broad range of complex subject matter.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources and identify linkages between economic/market trends, key risks and their impacts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional designation (Actuarial, Chartered Financial Analyst, Professional Risk Manager, Financial Risk Manager, Certificate in Quantitative Finance) considered an asset.

Posting closing date: This posting may remains opened until filled.





CMHC has implemented vaccination requirements to align with Government of Canada mandatory vaccination measures for the federal public service.


Vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for all CMHC employees, regardless of place of work (teleworking, working remotely or working on-site). CMHC’s vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, are a term and condition of employment.


CMHC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. If you are the selected candidate, your vaccination status will be verified by an authorized CMHC third party as part of the offer process. If you wish to request an exemption from CMHC’s vaccination requirements on valid human rights-based grounds, you must do so at the offer stage as part of the recruitment process and be approved for an exemption before any offer of employment can be issued.


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.


Job Requisition ID: 7868  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 94388.91 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

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