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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, Policy Analysis (Position can be located 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 Policy Foresight Team and work with us to accelerate housing affordability by identifying challenges and opportunities, providing evidence-based policy advice and applying foresight in decision-making. 


You will lead focused research and analysis that provides the groundwork for the development of innovative policy related to housing finance in support CMHC's mandate in relation to financial stability and access.



•    Leverage complex analytics and provide leadership and substantive analytical support on specific issues and projects by modelling and undertaking complex and non-routine analysis.
•    Contribute to the development of information, analysis and insight that contributes to CMHC’s leadership in housing finance.
•    Compile and disseminate information on housing finance to key government policy partners.
•    Identify priority policy research areas and provide input into the development of divisional and corporate priorities, plans and strategies.
•    Provide expert and comprehensive advice, guidance and recommendations to senior management on the development of innovative policies, products, services and/or systems including responding to priority issues.
•    Develop a variety of written documentation, presentations and briefing materials for senior management and in support of internal and external communications. 
•    Identify opportunities and maintain relationships by engaging in consultations with internal and external stakeholders, government and private sector, academics and other related experts.


Minimum Qualifications:

•    Undergraduate degree from a recognized university in Social Science, Business Administration or Economics
•    Minimum of five years of prior related experience.
•    Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative research and analytical skills to develop policy options and assess expected outcomes.
•    Demonstrated analytical, creative and conceptual skills to effectively contribute to business objectives and strategic direction.
•    Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles to communicate and defend messages and positions.
•    Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strategic relationships with multiple stakeholders.
•    Demonstrated experience in managing projects and leading multi-disciplinary project teams.
•    Knowledge of mortgage and housing markets.
•    Ability to negotiate and influence change.
•    Bilingualism (French and English).


Preferred Qualifications
•    Postgraduate degree from a recognized university or a professional designation.

Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active 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 prior to their start date, and to attest their vaccination status as part of the onboarding process. If you are the selected candidate, and 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.


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: 7119  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 77114.85 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

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