Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC
CMHC employees playing hockey

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2016):

  • CMHC offers exceptional family-friendly benefits, including a full year of paid leave for mothers and parental leave top-up payments for fathers and adoptive parents for up to 37 weeks -- employees also have access to a generous subsidy for in vitro fertilization (IVF) if needed (to $20,000), and can extend parental leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • CMHC recently launched a new mental health initiative to help ensure employees are healthy and successful in the workplace -- the initiative includes a range of education, awareness, training and communications activities to enable employees to improve their own mental health as well as others
  • Employees working at CMHC's head office can take advantage of a variety of onsite amenities, including a cafeteria with healthy and special diet menus, a quiet room for meditation and religious observance and subsidized access to an onsite fitness facility, which features instructor-led classes such as yoga, spinning and boxing
CMHC employees catching up on the head office's courtyard grounds
CMHC employees taking part in the company's golf tournament

Highlights

Industry Administration of Housing Programs
Established in Canada 1946
Full-time employees in Canada 1,780
Part-time employees in Canada 37
Average age of employees in Canada 45.5
Longest serving employee 41.6 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • CMHC recently launched a new mental health initiative to help ensure employees are healthy and successful in the workplace, which includes a range of education, awareness, training and communications activities to help employees improve their own mental health as well as others -- the organization also maintains an employee-led national committee on mental health and wellness and recently increased maximum coverage for employees using psychological services
  • CMHC manages a housing internship program for First Nations and Inuit youth between the ages of 15 and 30 to provide opportunities to gain work experience and on-the-job training
  • CMHC created a unique "special needs" program for individuals with Down Syndrome, which features mentoring, work experience and skills development opportunities
CMHC First Nation Housing employees gathered from across Canada to share innovative approaches and new ideas to help First Nation communities meet their housing needs
"For me Diversity offers a lesson. The lesson is: For every one of us to agree and be open to that which sets us apart such as gender, race, religion, physical, sexual orientation, mental ability, and language. With this philosophy we can form a community that values the differences in people." Stefania M., employee

Highlights

Industry Administration of Housing Programs
Full-time employees in Canada 1,780
Workforce representation female employees (59.9 %), female managers (42.3 %), visible minority employees (17.1 %), visible minority managers (6.7 %), Aboriginal employees (2.4 %), Aboriginal managers (1 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT
Formal commitment employee-led diversity committees across five regions and at the national office, which facilitate related programs including diversity awareness, promotion and other learning initiatives, Diversity Champion, national committee on mental health and wellness
Unique diversity initiatives housing internship program for First Nations and Inuit youth, corporate-wide mental health training, "special needs" employment program for individuals with Down Syndrome
Diversity community partnerships Partners for Mental Health (Not Myself Today awareness campaign)

The Career Directory

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Administration of Housing Programs
Full-time employees in Canada 1,780
Part-time employees in Canada 37
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Other info for new grads Students and new graduates can register their resumes in the Career Section of the CMHC website
Typical new grad positions Risk Management Analyst, Market Research Analyst, Aboriginal Housing Policy Analyst, Data Mining Analyst, Insurance Business Analyst, Information Officer, Junior Correspondence Officer, Business Development Assistant, Human Resources Policy and Organizational Development Analyst, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, Human Resources Assistant
Starting salary $30K to $35K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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