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Specialist, Quality Assurance (Regulatory and Legislative Compliance) Canada

Job Requisition ID: 9205  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 81410.14 to $ 101762.68 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. 


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 Chief Risk Officer sector in the role of Specialist, Quality Assurance (Regulatory and Legislative Compliance). Your strong knowledge of regulatory and legislative compliance risk management will ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, frameworks and authorities to provide management with confidence in the operations of the business. 




  • Develops the framework for compliance requirements risk assessments including identifying key sectors and areas of exposure and the parameters for risk assessments, relying on expertise and assistance from Legal Services.
  • Promote an effective compliance culture, including delivery of training session to business units and provides ad-hoc support. 
  • Develops and communicates the annual plan, including risk assessments to be performed, monitoring/testing approaches, documentation and reporting requirements.
  • Coordination with business units to ensure compliance risk assessments are performed on a timely basis and are well documented and substantiated, assessing rigour and consistency across the organization. 
  • Conduct oversight of ongoing compliance monitoring/control testing, and aggregate and report corporate wide results to Senior Management.
  • Evaluate areas of vulnerability and provide directive leadership for the implementation of corrective actions for their resolution.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of key performance and/or risk indicators and/or outcome targets to improve business effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Discuss/validate findings and facts with CMHC personnel and appropriate level of management throughout the assignment and prepare written communications on results and recommendations for improvement and participate in debriefs with management.
  • Analyze data sets and information to provide management with quantitative and qualitative information for decision making.
  • Provide guidance and/or direction to analysts and staff regarding quality control and risk management improvements to enhance business operations.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as business, finance, law or economics.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a compliance function.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the legislations and regulations which apply to Government/Crown Corporations and experience in applying these concepts, practices and procedures in risk management function.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (tact, judgment, diplomacy, professionalism, and political sensitivity).
  • Superior oral and written communication skills including reporting and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and organizational skills initiating, developing and managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to research issues, analyze problems, synthesize information and make recommendations.
  • Ability to identify training needs, prepare and deliver training.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Licenses and certifications such as CPA designation.


Posting closing date: Note, the competition will 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.