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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.

Lawyer - Lending / Finance (Position can be based 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 Legal Services Team. In this role, you will provide comprehensive result-oriented legal support to internal business and support groups to contribute to CMHC’s overall objectives, and help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.



  • Provide legal support for CMHC’s housing finance programs, in particular, contribution and loan programs and mortgage loan insurance to support Indigenous and Northern Housing.
  • Act as subject matter expert in the legal fields related to the position. 
  • Advise on risk and strategic issues, and manage these elements with internal stakeholders to achieve business objectives.
  • Provide legal support related to Board-level and operational policies.
  • Support legislative monitoring across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Collaborate on developing strategic and high profile submissions to government. 
  • Assist overall in the delivery of Legal Services Division’s mandate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Membership of a Bar in any province or territory (common law or civil law) or the Chambre des notaires du Québec.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ legal experience, in private or public sector firms or organizations, in the areas of development and construction financing on Indigenous lands or real estate or secured lending.  Transactional, corporate/commercial work in relation to Indigenous matters will also be considered, as well as other Indigenous policy or litigation experience, if relevant to CMHC’s mandate. 
  • Advanced legal research and drafting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability for team work.
  • Demonstrated experience building professional relationships with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously on complex transactions.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving, flexibility and innovation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple files under very tight deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing legal services on Indigenous matters.
  • Knowledge of Crown corporations and government machinery an asset.


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 as a condition of employment. If you are the selected candidate, your vaccination status will be verified by an authorized CMHC third party as part of the offer process. If you 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 and be approved for an exemption before any offer of employment can be issued.


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: 7430  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 94388.91 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

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