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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
CMHC employees taking part in a cooking class, as part of the organization's employee engagement initiative  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

  • After extensive consultation, CMHC created a unified defined benefit pension plan for all employees and encourages employees to plan for the future with retirement planning assistance -- the organization also maintains an Alumni Association, which organizes social events and outings for retirees
  • CMHC maintains ongoing internal communications through a variety of mediums, including a daily electronic bulletin, an executive blog, in-house television and Ideopolis, a platform that enables sharing and collaboration on employee-generated ideas
  • In order to create a pipeline of new talent, CMHC manages a Graduate Rotation Program for recent master's and doctorate graduates -- the program includes three 6-month rotations in the policy, research and market analysis departments and provides opportunities to meet and network with senior management
CMHC staff having fun competing in an amazing race activity  

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 1,861
Part-time employees in Canada 9
Average age of employees in Canada 43.3 years
Longest serving employee 42.8 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) 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
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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 6 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • CMHC's wellness and mental health initiative includes a range of education, awareness, training and communications activities to help improve the mental health of employees as well as their colleagues, friends and families -- the organization also maintains a dedicated committee to help support related initiatives, as well as a Wellness and Mental Health Champion
  • CMHC offers training on a variety of diversity and inclusion subjects, including unconscious bias in the recruitment and interview process as well as a series of nearly 100 diversity training tools available online at the organization's corporate intranet
  • For over 25 years, CMHC has managed a unique Special Needs program for individuals with Down syndrome to provide mentoring, skills development and work experience
Binh Phung, a member of CMHC's Insurance Operations department  
"I'm proud to work for an organization that embraces each employee's unique strengths. It encourages us to bring our best selves to work and deliver high performance -- together." Binh P., Insurance Operations

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 1,861
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Senior Vice President of Affordable Housing, National Diversity and Inclusion Champion, Wellness and Mental Health Champion
Formal commitment national committee on mental health and wellness
Employee resource groups Women in Leadership Network
Diversity training and awareness training on a variety of topics including mental health, cross-cultural competency, unconscious bias and second language training
Diversity highlights housing internship program for First Nations and Inuit youth, employment program for individuals with Down syndrome, participates in the Federal Internship for Newcomers program, Diversity Index to help track workforce demographics such as gender, language and belief system, activities to celebrate Mental Health Week, Indigenous procurement policy
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Indigenous Works, Indigenous Link, Employment Accessibility Resource Network (career fair for persons with disabilities), Hire Immigrants Ottawa

The Career Directory

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
CMHC employees volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity Canada build in Montréal

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal government, administration of housing programs
Full-time employees in Canada 1,000 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC
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
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 $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 6 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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