Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC


Privacy Specialist (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Across 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 Office of the Chief Risk Officer Team, where we enable each employee to embrace strategic risks within established limits. Your strong knowledge of privacy, will allow to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, frameworks and authorities to provide management with confidence in the operations of the business. You will also actively participate in the maintenance and implementation of the Privacy Program in accordance with the Privacy Act. You will apply privacy risk and control concepts to scenarios encountered and identify any potential issues. You will communicate identified issues and risks to senior management to ensure any potential concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner. You will also direct, provide guidance and establish performance measures to team members and/or consultants assigned to the assignment as needed, and supervise and review their work to provide performance feedback and to ensure quality of the work activities performed.


  •  Establish effective privacy practices and ensure that these practices are to be followed for activities related to the creation, collection, retention, accuracy, use, disclosure or disposition of personal information under the control of CMHC, including the personal information of CMHC employees.
  • Promote an effective privacy compliance culture, including awareness and contribute in identifying, assessing and managing risks. Provide advice and recommendations related to handling and treating extremely sensitive records prior to disclosure.
  •  Support the development of validation protocols, policies and guidelines, and develop plans, including, as applicable, objectives, risk assessment, criteria and monitoring/testing approaches/programs for the conduct of the assignment.
  • Lead the execution of ongoing monitoring, testing, evaluating and reporting on key processes, controls and policy/program requirements, framework requirements, assessing rigour and consistency in the application of policies, procedures and controls.
  • Through comprehensive Privacy Impact Assessments or as a result of incident investigations, evaluate areas of vulnerability and provide directive leadership for the implementation of corrective actions for their resolution.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of key performance and/or risk indicators and/or outcome targets to improve business effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Discuss/validate findings and facts with CMHC personnel and appropriate level of management throughout the assignment, and prepare written communications on results and recommendations for improvement, and participate in debriefs with management.
  • Analyze data sets and information to provide management with quantitative and qualitative information for decision making.
  •    Provide guidance and/or direction to analysts and staff regarding quality control and risk management improvements to enhance business operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as business, finance, law or economics.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in a privacy function establishing effective privacy practices related to the creation, collection, retention, accuracy, use, disclosure or disposition of personal information for an organisation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Privacy Act and government regulations and experience in applying these concepts, practices and procedures in a variety of situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (tact, judgment, diplomacy, professionalism, and political sensitivity). •    Superior oral and written communication skills including presentation skills. 
  •   Demonstrated experience in project management and organizational skills initiating, developing and managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to research issues, analyze problems, synthesize information and make recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional designation in a related field.

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 prior to their start date, and to attest their vaccination status as part of the onboarding process. If you are the selected candidate, and 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.

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: 7177

Language Designation: English Essential

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

Minimum Base Salary: 77114.85

Travel Requirement: Occasional

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

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