Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC


Student intern, Researcher (Technical Construction) - Position can be anywhere in Canada

Across Canada
Summer, Internship, Co-op

At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 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.

Student intern, Researcher (Technical Construction) - Position can be anywhere in 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 eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

Join the Research team, where we accelerate housing affordability through research and disruptive innovation. In this role, you will assist with data analysis and interpretation, conduct environment scan and contribute to housing research related to technical construction. You will help support development and completion of research projects to address business needs. 

We are currently hiring for two full-time Student Intern for a 4-month Summer term (May - August).


• Research, with support of senior researchers, technical housing issues, challenges and solutions in relation to CMHC business areas, ensuring the quality, accuracy, timeliness and reliability of research.    
• Provide support for research projects of other researchers and colleagues.
• Contribute to data consolidation, analysis and input into development and enhancement of housing programs and services.
• Produce accurate reports with clear and concise tables, graphs and presentations for others by collecting, manipulating and mapping data from a variety of sources and inputting that data into standard formats.
• Monitor housing trends and issues through intelligence gathering and environmental scans including a broader literature review that identifies current and emerging issues, potential sources of data etc.     

Minimum Qualifications
• University or 3-year college diploma in civil or mechanical engineering, architecture, sustainable energy, sustainable design, energy modelling, building science or a related discipline in the field of building design, construction or analysis, or suitable education and experience.
• Knowledge of and experience with statistical and analytical software tools to provide relevant and accurate housing data.     
• Knowledge of and experience with research and analysis of primary and secondary data using appropriate methodologies, quantitative and statistical analysis.     
• Knowledge of current issues, trends and conditions that impact housing affordability in Canada (an asset).  
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.     
• Bilingualism (French and English) an asset

Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.

CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!

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: 5299  

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

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

How to Apply