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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.

Clerk, Surveys (Vancouver)

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 Data and analytic team and your data entry and research skills to work as a Survey Clerk. In this position, you will be responsible to enter data for Rental Market surveys.       


We have diverse opportunities and locations across Canada.  Advance and grow your skills, knowledge and career by helping us to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships.


This is a casual position for a one month duration this October for Rental Market surveys RMS. 

Hours of work will vary based on survey workload and geographic area.

Approx. 30 - 37.5 hours/per week- no guaranteed work hours.



  • Ensures the timely and accurate data entry of housing data for survey purposes.
  • Performs the preliminary data verification in time for the survey deadlines.
  • Ensures that a full complement of administrative data are received, analyzed, coded and verified for input into the survey applications.
  • Oversees the quality of the data and provides timely feedback and support to field Enumerators.
  • Proactively conducts research (internet and external client outreach) to address information gaps.
  • Work independently and work with the team to meet the data entry deadlines and data quality for all surveys 


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Post-secondary education with a minimum of 2 years of data entry, data collection and data validation experience.  
  • Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, internet research techniques, and databases).
  • Strong organizational skills, particularly the ability to organize and accurately record a high volume of data efficiently (8000 Keystrokes/hour and  50 words/minute).
  • Demonstrated strong numerical aptitude with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail .
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a remote team, to achieve strong results with minimum supervision.
  • Strong communications skills (oral and written)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Related experience in property management and/or housing industry.



Posting closing date: 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.


Job Requisition ID: 7986  

Sector: Policy 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Hourly salary starting at: $$20.65  

Position Status: Casual 

Office Location: Vancouver (BC)

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

To Note
  • Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.
  • Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance.
  • We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
  • Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an under-fill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower salary range than is advertised for this position.
  • All applications submitted to this competition will be kept for a six (6) month period and may be considered for future related vacancies at CMHC.
  • All regular employees must be in their current role for a minimum of one (1) year prior to applying for a new position, if not, they must receive managerial approval to apply for a new position. 
  • If applying for a temporary assignment, please ensure that your Manager approves your application prior to submission.
  • In all cases, regular employees must successfully complete the corporate probationary period prior to applying for a new position.