Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC

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Vancouver, British Columbia
Entry Level, Early Career

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) helps Canadians meet their housing needs. As Canada’s authority on housing, we contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer objective housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations. Our work matters to a great many people and our employees matter to us. 

Do you know someone who would be interested?

CMHC is currently seeking enumerators for its surveys (contract positions, full-time or part-time) for terms of three to four weeks

As part of its activities, CMHC conducts various telephone surveys every year. Under the responsibility of the Administrator, Surveys, the enumerator must contact rental and condominium property owners and managers by telephone, in order to collect information on these properties (for example, number of units, number of unoccupied units, rent amounts, and services included in the rents). This data will then be entered into our database.

Advantages of working as an enumerator at CMHC:

  • Competitive hourly wage
  • Flexible schedule
  • Good working environment
  • Office located downtown, easily accessible by public transit (train/metro/bus)

Location: CMHC office, at 1111 West Georgia, Suite 2000, Vancouver, BC 

Term period: From August 20, 2018 to October 26, 2018 with the possibility of extension.

Depending on the area to be covered, an enumerator could have to contact between 500 and 600 owners. After the data collection, the enumerator must enter the information in the databases.

  • Part-time schedule: Variable, representing from 15 to 20 hours of work per week, in late afternoon (between 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.), from Monday to Saturday, as required.
  • Full-time schedule: Variable, representing from 30 to 37.5 hours of work per week, from Monday to Saturday, as required.


  • High school diploma.
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong experience in client service and/or telephone surveys.
  • Independent, initiative and organizational skills, in addition to being reliable and punctual.
  • Internet search skills.
  • Data entry skills.

Language requirement: English; bilingualism (French and English) is an asset

Other requirement: Given the strict confidentiality of the data collected by enumerators, successful candidates will be subject to a security screening prior to being hired (security requirement: reliability status).

Salary: $18.66 to $23.33 per hour, based on experience.

Vacation pay is a percent based on years of experience.

To Note

  • Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as CMHC cannot make assumptions about your education and experience.
  • Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance. In the event that tests are administered, candidates will also 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 level than the position level.
  • 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.
  • Candidates must be eligible for Reliability Clearance.
  • Second Language Proficiency levels are defined as follows:
    • A = Beginner Level
    • B = Intermediate Level
    • C = Advanced Level
    • E = Exempt
    • P = Specific Language Skills


CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities