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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.

Specialist, Multi-Unit Housing Solutions (Toronto)

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. Your expertise in client relations, real estate development, and financing as well as your business development skills will play a critical role in creating and ensuring positive relationships with housing providers, developers, and experts while identifying opportunities to stimulate multi-unit developments and the renewal of Canada’s existing affordable housing. Your experience providing strategic input into processes, policy and technology direction will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.


  • Ensuring promotion and delivery of CMHC products and services to local clients.
  • Generating opportunities that create new or maintain existing affordable housing.
  • Working directly with housing providers (non-profit organizations, private developers, etc.) to find housing solutions that ensure both viability and long-term sustainability.
  • Guiding and supporting housing providers throughout the planning and construction phases, ensuring desired outcomes.
  • Providing affordable housing developers and providers with advice and guidance on the development of social housing and the preservation of the existing stock.
  • Raising awareness of the importance of affordable housing, including the need for a broad range of housing choices that respond to local circumstances.
  • Influencing and inspiring organizations and industry to get involved in the development of affordable housing and the preservation of the existing social housing stock.
  • Working closely with national teams, local partners and stakeholders to jointly develop strategies, identify policy improvements and collaborate on housing solutions.
  • Gathering intelligence on local client needs and housing issues and communicating insights.
  • Identifying potential issues, and seeking opportunities for CMHC partnerships.
  • Ensuring appropriate risk awareness and the implementation of a risk culture within the area of responsibility.
  • Disseminating information, ideas and best practices from across Canada.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate (bachelor’s) education in planning, policy, economics or finance, with a minimum of five years of experience in information dissemination, sales or business development; an equivalent combination of education.
  • Broad understanding of the Canadian affordable, social and private housing sectors as well as the various programs intended to assist these sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge related to multi-unit residential real estate development and finance.
  • Sound understanding of the financing of housing projects.
  • Ability to review financial proposals and assess their viability.
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing and/or business development.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of client relationship management, including key account and government relationship strategy.
  • Ability to interpret program guidelines to ensure maximum flexibility in their implementation.
  • Analytical skills to develop unique solutions.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships and recognize opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to persuade, influence and/or negotiate with others on a regular basis.

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.


Job Requisition ID: 7772  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 77114.85 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Toronto (ON)

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