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Bilingual Senior Specialist, Strategy, Product and Risk Management (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 8840  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 97692,52 to $ 122115.65 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 Client Solution Team where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. You will be leading the development of effective strategies and products, risk management and provide solutions through expert guidance in order to promote housing affordability and financial markets stability. You will contribute to the development of new products, policies, services and systems as well as provide strategic input into policy direction and implement CMHC's mission, vision and goals. Your expertise overseeing the consultation process with internal/external stakeholders to inform the divisional and corporate strategic directions will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.




  • Acts as a subject matter expert and provides guidance, advice and recommendations on strategy, policies, risk management and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains strong internal and external relationships.  
  • Identifies opportunities through market knowledge and understanding of best practices to strengthen and enhance the strategies, policies, frameworks and structures to achieve objectives. 
  • Leads strategy and policy development, collaborating with internal partners and consulting with program participants, service providers, industry stakeholders and associations.
  • Collaborates with colleagues, analyses data and leverages expertize to develop advice and recommendations to enhance strategies, policies and risk management. 
  • Identifies and advances opportunities to collaborate, share intelligence and provide technical advice both internally and externally to support strategic direction.

Minimum Qualifications: 


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field, such as business, economics or finance.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in a capital markets-related field.
  • Proven knowledge of housing markets, Canada’s housing finance system, capital market practises and mortgage funding structures. 
  • Ability to interpret information from various sources to identify and prioritize opportunities for continuous program development.
  • Ability to develop and advance comprehensive assessments and recommendations for programs and policies that demonstrate strong understanding of impacts and risks. 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate closely with others to develop and advance initiatives that contribute to business and corporate strategies and objectives. 
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication and presentation skills with ability to gauge the technical knowledge of the audience and communicate complex information in a concise and understandable way. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in both official languages (English and French).


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Professional designation such as CFA, FRM or accounting designation would be considered an asset.


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.