Specialist, Policy Analysis

Job Requisition ID: 10063  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

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

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 83038.35 to $ 103797.93 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you


We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a permanent employee:


  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.



Join the Housing Finance Policy Team,  where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy and research. The Housing Finance team develops policies relating to housing finance, with an eye on affordability, supply, economic stability, climate and social inclusiveness.  In the Specialist role you will be asked to develop and maintain relationships, access and analyze data and information relating to housing finance and housing markets, and use that data and information to make recommendations to government.   

What You’ll Do: 


  • Provide thoughtful leadership in the areas of housing finance (including mortgage lending, mortgage insurance and securitization, and broader market stability) and its impact on housing markets.
  • Provide expert and comprehensive advice, guidance and recommendations on the development of innovative policies and programs. 
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to identify and assess international and domestic housing finance policies and trends.
  • Lead or contribute to the development of presentations and briefing materials for senior management, including briefing notes as well as budget proposals and Treasury Board submissions.
  • Engage with and obtain input from internal and external groups on issues and opportunities related to housing finance policies and programs.
  • Represent CMHC and, where required, organize or lead meetings, committees, task force / working groups and consultative bodies to communicate corporate priorities and policy positions and influence outcomes.

What You Should Have


  • A postgraduate degree in a quantitative field such as Economics with a demonstrated interest or experience in public policy/research/advocacy.
  • A minimum of three years' experience in quantitative analysis and policy advice and development (equivalent education/work experience may be considered).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the housing finance / housing system. 
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills with an ability to develop policy options and assess housing finance systems and the expected outcomes of various policies. 
  • The ability to collect and synthesize significant amounts of data and information and use it to identify strategic opportunities.
  • Experience engaging with internal and external stakeholders and working with them to influence policy outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects concurrently.

It would be great if you also had:


  • Deep understanding of the Canadian housing system and challenges relating to housing finance in Canada
  • Deep understand of the Multi-Unit lending space
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one area of mortgage finance: mortgage securitization, market stability, mortgage loan insurance, homeowner or multi-unit lending,
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in Indigenous Housing Finance


Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.


Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!