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Working at CMHC

Total Compensation Package

Pay and Benefits

Strong employees are the driving force behind our success. We provide you with a total rewards package that includes pay, incentives, benefits and recognition programs.

CMHC provides:

  • competitive compensation with eligibility for individual and corporate bonuses
  • pension plan with substantial corporate matching
  • group insurance benefits plan (individual and family) with health, dental, income protection, life insurance and a health care spending account
  • access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program for advice and counsel
  • generous vacation time and a variety of leave options
  • professional development opportunities for your current position and future advancement

As a national corporation with offices coast to coast, we honour 13 statutory holidays for all employees. We also provide access to various training activities including internal and external job-related courses and conferences.

You can find the salary range for each available position in the job postings under current openings.

Workplace Culture

Workplace Culture and Office Locations

At CMHC we’re passionate about helping Canadians meet their housing needs. We take ownership of our work and always aim to impress the people we serve. We’re never afraid to ask “why” or take risks to achieve our goals. In fact, we celebrate both wins and failures, knowing both will make us better. Our 10 Values (PDF) reflect our commitment to our employees, our partners, our clients and the people of Canada we serve.

We are always looking for dedicated and passionate professionals who thrive on challenging work. CMHC is where you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians.

Social atmosphere

Our employees know that the best way to ensure a great workplace is to play a role in creating it. We have recreation clubs and social committees that promote active living and community at work.

Activities at different offices may include:

  • running and walking clubs
  • sports teams (soccer, curling, floor hockey, skiing)
  • golf tournaments
  • official languages clubs
  • Toastmasters club (public speaking)
  • environmental club

Employees also enjoy corporation- and sector-wide parties, BBQs, charitable events and volunteer opportunities.

Locations and amenities

We have offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Halifax. They are all centrally located and easily accessible by public transit. Amenities at some offices include cafeterias, restaurants, indoor and outdoor lunch areas, a quiet room and on-site gym.

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Hiring Process

Our Hiring Process

When you join CMHC, you are joining other committed and dedicated professionals who thrive on the challenging work they do every day. Become a CMHC employee and make a difference through your contribution to our mission — helping Canadians meet their housing needs.

Am I eligible to work at CMHC?

To work at CMHC you must:

  • have the right to work in Canada (any work permits must extend past the employment term)
  • be able to pass the requisite government security clearance
  • meet the position-specific language requirements

Will I be contacted after applying?

Due to the volume of applications, we only contact selected candidates. If you require an accommodation, please let us know prior to any job-related testing or your interview.

Will I have any assessments/tests as part of the process?

Bilingual positions require testing in one or both official languages prior to an interview. The reading and writing tests are administered online, while the speaking test is done over the phone or in person. If you’ve completed Public Service language testing in the past 5 years, you may submit your results for consideration. For more information, see our Guide to Second Language Proficiency Tests (PDF).

Other tests, presentations, case studies or simulations may be required. We will let you know in advance if this is the case.

What is the interview format?

Interviews are in a panel format and usually take 60 to 90 minutes. Questions are behavioural, technical and situational, with behavioural questions based on the competencies found in the job posting. More than one interview may be required. To help prepare for your interview, consult the Behavioural Competencies Library (PDF).

Please bring a list of at least 3 references to your interview. You may provide personal and academic references if you have limited work experience.

What happens if I am the successful candidate?

If you are the selected candidate, the hiring manager will contact you to discuss the offer and a potential start date. Prior to starting your new position, you will need to obtain the required security clearance as a condition of employment.

Diversity and Inclusion

A Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

CMHC is consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Best Diversity Employers” by Canada’s Top 100 Employers and the Globe and Mail. We work hard to build a vibrant and inclusive workplace that reflects the broad population we serve.

We encourage the learning and use of both official languages in the workplace. We’re also committed to employment equity and actively encourage application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

We provide accommodations during the hiring process to ensure all candidates can compete fairly. We continue to support employees’ accommodation needs during on-boarding, orientation and throughout their career.

Employee involvement

When you join CMHC you have the opportunity to participate on diversity and inclusion teams. These teams help ensure the workplace is open and inclusive to people from a variety of backgrounds, abilities and lifestyles.

Diversity and inclusion team members:

  • bring in speakers to raise awareness about diversity issues
  • encourage colleagues to share their unique perspectives
  • organize potluck lunches to share foods from different cultures
  • celebrate times of significance for employees and clients

Events have included Aboriginal Awareness Day and Week, Black History Month, Asian Heritage Month, International Women's Day and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender celebrations.



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