Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC

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Senior Analyst, Policy

Ottawa, Ontario
Early Career

Job Requisition ID: 2203
Primary Location: Ottawa , Ontario
Other Location(s): multiple locations
Sector: Policy and Research
Language Designation: English Essential
Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): CBC and English
Salary Range: $62482 to $ 78102
Position Status: Permanent Full Time
Security Requirement: Secret

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 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.

Bring your policy and research skills to the Housing Needs team in Ottawa.

This full-time permanent position is exceptional opportunities within the Housing Needs Policy team to contribute to policy development, analysis, advice, policy-research, strategy and program development, and briefings with a focus on improving Indigenous housing outcomes, and on affordable housing for low-income and vulnerable populations. There are two positions to staff.  One is Bilingual Imperative (CBC) and the other is English Essential.

How You Will Be Contributing 

  • Providing rigorous, evidence-based policy advice on matters pertaining to national housing policies, programs and strategies, to support recommendations to senior management and the Minister concerning CMHC’s future mandate, role, and policy and program mix.
  • Particular focus will be providing and supporting the co-development of policies and strategies in the area of improving Indigenous housing outcomes with First Nations, Métis and Inuit, modern treaty and self-government and within the context of reconciliation.
  • Contributing to policy development, rigorous analysis and advice in the area of affordable housing for low-income Canadians and vulnerable populations, and a human-rights based approach to housing.
  • Building relations and collaborating with key federal department partners, as well as Indigenous organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Building awareness of reconciliation, and identifying key housing issues, gaps, governance models, best practices.
  • Conducting policy-research and analyzing the public policy environment, position papers, reports, plans and strategies related to housing at the local, national and international level, and providing senior management and the Minister with timely assessments of potential implications and opportunities for housing and CMHC.
  • Developing policies, programs and strategies to address housing needs of Canadians, including vulnerable population`s such as, seniors and Indigenous Peoples,, and bringing sound knowledge of (housing) policy issues and solutions.
  • Identifying priority policy research areas and provide input into the development of divisional and corporate priorities, plans and strategies.

What We Are Looking For

  • University degree in a related field with a minimum 5 years of work experience or an equivalent combination of housing policy and research experience and education may be considered
  • A Masters degree would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of policy advice to Government, including Memorandum to Cabinet, briefing notes, presentation decks, reports, and oral briefings.
  • Knowledge and expertise in the provision of policy advice and analysis on affordable housing, vulnerable populations, or other areas of social policy. In particular, knowledge and experience in the area of Indigenous housing, reconciliation, modern treaty and self-government, Indigenous rights, and in working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis to support the co-development housing strategies.
  • Extensive interdepartmental expertise, ability to draw linkages to Government policies and priorities, and to build network and strengthen relationships with other ministries.
  • Ability to capture and analyse, a multitude of social, economic, political, environmental factors that define CMHC’s public policy role and its operating environment.
  • Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative analytical skills to develop policy options and assess expected outcomes, risks, mitigation strategies, key considerations, and demonstrated strategic thinking to support policy recommendations.
  • Demonstrated research skills to collect and synthesize information from a variety of sources such government reports, academic research, and stakeholder positions.
  • Demonstrated communication and writing skills to effectively and succinctly present policy considerations, positions and proposals through briefing notes, decks, correspondence, policy papers and other materials.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral), including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles to communicate and defend messages and positions.
  • Tact and discretion in dealing with highly sensitive issues and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently in individual projects, as well as ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, negotiation, and decision-making skills.

To Note

  • Your application must clearly demonstr ate 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 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.
  • 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