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Portfolio Manager, Public Market Investments (Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa)

Job Requisition ID: 8606  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Base Salary Commensurate Upon Experience: $146,000

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON)


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 Investment and Pension Fund Team where we work to support CMHC’s goals for financial stability and housing affordability. We are looking for a portfolio manager with experience in managing either fixed income and/or equities. As an integral part of the public market investment team, you will manage, with the Director, Investments and Pension Fund, the fixed income portfolio of the Pension Fund and the Canadian equity portfolio. You will also lead the management of the Liability-driven investment (LDI) program. You will execute investment strategies that are aimed to outperform benchmarks and to provide investment management expertise in achieving investment objectives. This permanent position is an exceptional opportunity within a dynamic and collaborative environment for an investment professional with excellent communication skills. 



  • Manage fixed income and equities portfolios in accordance with the investment objectives and parameters defined by CMHC.
  • Monitor existing portfolio holdings and compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.
  • Conduct research on potential investments and make recommendations.
  • Develop and implement the strategic and tactical asset allocation. 
  • Develop and implement risk management policies on good governance and standards.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other institutional investors and a wide range of other stakeholders. 


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in finance, business administration, commerce, economics or related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing fixed income and/or equities portfolios.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship.
  • Aptitude in leading and mentoring individuals to achieve a common objective.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Specialized designation in investment or securities management such as Chartered Financial Analyst.
  • Bilingualism (French and English).


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.