Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC

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Specialist, Underwriting

Jan 10, 2019
Montreal, Quebec
Early Career

Job Requisition ID: 3174
Primary Location: Montreal , Quebec
Other Location(s):
Sector: Commercial
Language Designation: Bilingual
Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): CBC
Salary Range: $73746 to $ 92183
Position Status: Permanent Full Time
Security Requirement: Reliability Status
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 analytical abilities, real estate knowledge and communication skills to this bilingual position in Montréal.

As Senior Multi-Unit Underwriter, you will identify, understand and assess the risks associated with each mortgage loan insurance application involving complex multi-unit properties (large constructions, retirement homes, etc.) and provide a recommendation for decision. We are seeking individuals who have knowledge in real estate or banking and training in administration, finance or a related field and who are also recognized for their excellent analytical and risk management abilities as well as their propensity to maintain solid business relationships.

This full-time position is an exceptional opportunity for a business relationship builder and team player to achieve his/her professional goals, while creating a sustainable organization that is at the heart of a world-leading housing system. Our diverse opportunities and locations across the country enable you to advance and grow your skills, knowledge and career to match your evolving interests and experience.

How You Will Be Contributing

  • Completing a financial analysis of the borrower, assessing market conditions, analyzing the financial and operational performance of the property, and determining adequate security.
  • Identifying and negotiating acceptable mitigating actions when weaknesses are identified or normal security is not being offered, while maintaining the risk at an acceptable level for CMHC.
  • Preparing an underwriting report providing a review of the findings, the recommendations and the mitigating actions.
  • Discussing, negotiating and defending underwriting decisions with each lender client, while making sure to maintain a high level of confidence in CMHC.
  • Responding to various mortgage insurance or general inquiries.
  • Performing post-approval activities, including responding to lender requests in a timely manner.
  • Participating in the work of national teams to contribute to the development of policies and procedures.

What We Are Looking For

  • A commitment to demonstrating CMHC values
  • Bachelor's degree in administration, finance or other field related to real estate and three to five years of experience relating directly to mortgage financing risk analysis and underwriting involving complex properties. An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may also be considered.
  • Knowledge of appraisal, building technology, environment, market analysis, financial statement analysis, real estate law, property management and industry trends to be able to assess the degree of risk and make sound underwriting decisions.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in pressure situations.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team and independently.
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships, recognize opportunities for improvement and contribute to a working environment where diversity is valued, respected and integrated.
  • Proficiency working in a computer-aided environment, using software such as Microsoft applications (including Word and Excel).


  • Certified in Real Estate Finance (CRF), Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA),  Ordre des évaluateurs agréés du Québec (OEAQ) member.

What CMHC Has To Offer

  • Competitive total compensation package
    • Competitive annual salary
    • Comprehensive flex benefit program
    • Defined contribution pension plan
    • Eligibility for performance bonuses
  • In-house learning and development opportunities
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • New Hire Mentorship Program
  • Various on-site amenities

APPLY today

This job posting will be active until 11:59 p.m. ET on January 10, 2018 ; however, the competition may remain active until a successful candidate has been chosen.

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 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