Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC
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

Here are some of the reasons why Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • CMHC's head office is situated on a 10-acre campus in the heart of Ottawa's east end and features a quiet room for meditation and religious observance, an onsite cafeteria, and subsidized access to an onsite fitness facility -- and established a Future of Working program to examine the evolving nature of work as well as different work styles
  • 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
  • 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
Employees of CMHC who helped organize Connections, a sector-wide Assisted Housing event, during the event's dinner and recognition ceremony  

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 1,808
Part-time employees in Canada 31
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
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 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation / CMHC was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • In addition to its diversity and inclusion strategy, the organization is currently in the process of creating a Diversity Index, which will include hiring targets for employees across a broad spectrum of groups to ensure a representative workforce
  • Now in its third year, CMHC's wellness and mental health initiative includes a range of education, awareness, training and communications activities to help equip employees to improve their mental health as well as that of their colleagues, friends and families -- the organization also maintains a Wellness and Mental Health Champion as well as a dedicated committee
  • CMHC established a unique Special Needs program for individuals with Down syndrome in 1993, providing mentoring, skills development and work experience
CMHC employees celebrating Linguistic Duality Day with a language-themed Amazing Race game  
"The inclusion of LGBTQ questions in the employee survey demonstrates CMHC's commitment to social progress and recognition that inclusiveness goes beyond race or religion." Mathieu F., Analyst, Affordable Housing

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 1,808
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Vice President of Affordable Housing, National Diversity and Inclusion Champion, Wellness and Mental Health Champion
Formal commitment national and regional diversity committees, national committee on mental health and wellness
Diversity training and awareness nearly 100 diversity training tools available online on a variety of topics including mental health, 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, maintains an Indigenous Procurement Policy, activities to celebrate Mental Health Week
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships EQUITEK, Aboriginal Human Resources Council (Inclusion Works recruitment fair), Aboriginal Link, Employment Accessibility Resource Network (career fair for persons with disabilities), Hire Immigrants Ottawa, The Royal (sponsorship of the hospital's Inspiration Awards)

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 volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity Canada build in Montréal

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 1,000 to 2,500
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 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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