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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, Indigenous Housing (Position can be located anywhere in British-Columbia)

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 Client Solution Team, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges . Your skills and passion in providing effective expertise and guidance on a range of housing programs will support key clients and their portfolios, including delivery of cross-functional services and initiatives to advance housing outcomes.


  • Develops transformational housing strategies (local and regional) with client stakeholders that leverages the breadth of products and services available to support long-term housing outcomes.
  • Provides regular guidance and interpretation to address policy and operational issues and program improvements. Works to resolve contentious and complex housing issues directly with stakeholder leadership, bringing in additional internal and external support as necessary.
  • Provides business intelligence, advice and guidance to clients and/or senior management to resolve complex and sensitive issues; including the provision of training and coaching to internal and/or external clients.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities and initiatives aligned with client needs.
  • Broadens effective business relationships with relevant industry associations and networks on a continuous basis. Negotiates and implements continuous improvements to products and tools based on the assessment of their impact.
  • Discusses, negotiates and defends funding decisions with various levels of stakeholders and clients. Maintain positive and proactive communications, despite challenges, in order to instill the highest level of trust and confidence in CMHC as well as to demonstrate CMHC’s ability to be supportive of housing needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field, such as business administration, finance or commerce. REIC certification is an asset
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in project development and client relations related to social housing and property management.
  • Experience working with clients in Indigenous communities or the North.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Indigenous housing and awareness of social, economic and political trends affecting the provision of housing.
  • Solid knowledge of housing finance, planning, delivery, administration, portfolio management and project maintenance systems, and ability to analyze, reason and work within complex frameworks, and  knowledge of CMHC housing programs and services available to develop affordable housing for Indigenous Canadians and in the North.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and foster key partnership relations that will facilitate the achievement of improvement objectives.
  • A valid driver’s license, as this position requires some travel throughout the British-Columbia region.
  • Travel is required throughout the British Columbia region 


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: 7900  

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Minimum Base Salary: 78657.14 

Travel Requirement: Frequent 

Office Location: Vancouver (BC)

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