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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC
CMHC employees enjoy fun and games at 'Camp Day' while raising funds for the CMHC Gives charitable campaign

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017):

  • 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 (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
  • In order to create a pipeline of new graduate talent, CMHC recently launched a graduate rotation program for Masters-level graduates interested in policy development, market analysis or research
  • CMHC implemented a mental health initiative to help ensure employees are healthy and successful in the workplace and hosted a wellness fair as part of the organization's Wellness Month activities -- the fair featured a cholesterol and blood-glucose screening clinic, local health practitioners and information on topics related to physical and mental health
CMHC employees participated in the 2017 Ottawa Winterman Marathon relay race

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, Administration of Housing Programs
Established in Canada 1946
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,890
Part-time employees in Canada 27
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 42.6 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 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 (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • As part of the organization's inclusive workplace strategy, CMHC launched a mental health initiative to ensure employee health and success remain priorities in the workplace -- the initiative includes a range of educational, awareness, training and communications activities to help employees improve their mental health as well as that of their colleagues
  • CMHC also maintains a national, employee-led committee on mental health and wellness, which is currently working to adopt and implement the National Psychological Standard on Mental Heath, and increased the maximum amount of health coverage available for employees utilizing psychological services
  • CMHC established a unique Special Needs program for individuals with Down syndrome in 1993, providing mentoring, skills development and work experience
CMHC employees celebrate National Aboriginal Day with First Nation drummers and dancers

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, Administration of Housing Programs
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,890
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives National Diversity Champion, Wellness and Mental Health Champion
Formal commitment maintains regional and national diversity committees and a national committee on mental health and wellness
Diversity training and awareness corporate-wide mental health training
Diversity highlights mental health initiative to ensure employee health and success in the workplace, housing internship program for First Nations and Inuit youth, employment program for individuals with Down syndrome, events to recognize significant dates such as World Down Syndrome Day, International Day of Persons with Disabilities and International Francophonie Day
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships The Royal (sponsorship of the hospital's Inspiration Awards), Partners for Mental Health (Not Myself Today awareness campaign), Inclusion Works (Indigenous recruitment fair), Hire Immigrants Ottawa, Employment Accessibility Resource Network (career fair for persons with disabilities)

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.
CMHC employees donned colourful costumes to take part in the organization's Amazing Race challenge

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal Government, Administration of Housing Programs
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,890
Part-time employees in Canada 27
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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