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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, Systems (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 7977  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Starting Base Salary: 78657.14 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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


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.

Join the Policy and Innovation Team, where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy, research and disruptive innovation.   Your strong analytical skills and your ability to interface and work with your colleague will ensure the effective provision of business expertise and support for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Corporation’s applications, tools and/or business systems and any interfaces to these systems.



  • Ensures effective and comprehensive analysis is conducted to create reports and quality control checks and provide expertise on statistical reporting tools and applications, including systems testing.
  • Develops detailed work plans, project deliverables and project management processes 
  • Leads the development and documentation of functional business requirements, analysis tools and solutions, including enhancements, changes or fixes to business systems in collaboration with senior staff, clients and IT.
  • Provides assessment of applications, tools and/or business system activities related to delivery of services to internal and/or external parties, .
  • Provides technical expertise on statistical reporting tools and applications and identifies opportunities for automation of functions/processes.
  • Liaises with internal and/or external stakeholders and/or third party suppliers in the maintenance, monitoring and resolution of problems related to business systems.
  • Develops and conducts peer reviews to ensure functional business requirements are met.
  • Liaises with internal and external clients and other stakeholders to clarify issues and opportunities for improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as computer science, business administration or commerce and/or Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) designation
  • Minimum of five years of related experience with increasing responsibilities.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis skills.
  • Project management skills acquired through the management of small to medium-sized projects.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal capabilities with demonstrated ability to interface and work with colleagues, showing tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills with the ability to reason logically and recognize assumptions.
  • Knowledge of SAS, R or Python


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.