Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC


Senior Analyst, Policy and Innovation (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Oct 21, 2020
Across Canada
Early Career

Sector: Policy and Innovation 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary Range: $64465.23 to $80581.54

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.

Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% 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.

This position reports to the Innovation team in our Office of the SVP, Policy and Innovation sector. This sector helps accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy, research and disruptive innovation.

About the role
We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. The Housing Supply Challenge is about breaking the barriers to housing supply and making it easier for Canadians to find a place to call home.

The role of the Sr. Analyst, Policy, supports the delivery of the Challenge by providing business intelligence, research and analysis related to housing supply. By providing sound advice, and developing policy and program options as a member of a multidisciplinary team, you will ensure that the Challenge is responsive to stakeholder interests and needs and can effectively contribute to removing the barriers to housing supply. The role requires great writing and presentation skills, and involves preparing Challenge documentation, briefing materials, and presentations for external clients and senior management. It also involves some liaising with business stakeholders and offers an opportunity to participate in the designing elements of the Challenge and contributing to building a culture of innovation at CMHC.

What you will need
• Undergraduate degree from a recognized university in social science or related discipline, or in business administration or equivalent combination of education and/or experience would be considered.
• Minimum of three years’ experience in research, policy analysis and/or design thinking.
• Strong research and analytical skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills. Bilingual in both official languages would be considered an asset.
• Knowledge of housing and mortgage markets and systems (an asset but not required).

What you will be doing
• Conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to support housing supply policy for discussion with all levels of government and senior management.
• Scan the internal and external operating environment for emerging housing policy and/or program issues and needs.
• Collect, analyze and synthesize information from diverse sources to provide management with timely assessments of potential implications/opportunities for housing and for CMHC and to identify priority gaps in policies and related policy research and analysis.

• Provide analysis on specific issues and ad hoc projects by undertaking routine analysis and contributing to non-routine and complex analysis.

• Represent CMHC at, and organize as required, meetings, committees, working groups and consultative bodies to communicate corporate priorities and policy positions and to obtain input to specific CMHC policy proposals.
• Develop and provide relevant research materials, summaries and policy analyses to senior management, committees and task forces / working groups
• Develop presentations and briefing materials in support of internal and external communications and for various policy requests as required.

• Provides support to program implementation including program design elements.
• Provide input and advice that is well-aligned with CMHC and federal government priorities and emerging opportunities.
• Develop and provide input to policy options and proposals.
• Provide support to national, provincial/territorial, and regional stakeholders with interpretations, explanations and clarifications on program implementation.

Does this sound like you?
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Posting closing date: October 21, 2020 @ 11:59 pm EST (Note, the competition may remain active until filled)

Job Requisition ID: 5027  

Office Location: Calgary (AB); Charlottetown (PE); Edmonton (AB); Halifax (NS); Moncton (NB); Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); Quebec (QC); Saskatoon (SK); St. John's (NL); Thunder Bay (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC); Winnipeg (MB); Yellowknife (NT)

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Secret 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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

*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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