Careers at CNSC

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission offers a unique work experience

From technical specialists to project officers to nuclear site inspectors to administrative professionals, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is always looking for experienced and talented people to work in different fields of expertise.

The CNSC is striving to be the best nuclear regulator in the world and that means, among other things, that we want to be an employer of choice.

For more information about the advantages and benefits we offer, see Life at CNSC.

CNSC is looking for you

We offer a wide variety of exciting careers with great benefits, learning and professional development opportunities.

If you don’t currently see job opportunities for your skill set, we encourage you to activate the Career Alert and complete a profile for possible future opportunities. Only job applications submitted through the Careers at CNSC portal will be accepted.

Our Career Alert keeps you in touch with new CNSC positions as they are posted. CNSC is an equal-opportunity employer that encourages women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply for employment.

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Opportunities for students and new graduates

The CNSC offers you a unique work experience with Canada’s nuclear regulatory body. This is an important and exciting time in your life – entering your chosen field of work! If you are looking for a career where you will be challenged, required to apply your academic training and make a real contribution to Canadian and global society, then apply to the CNSC.

What we offer

At the CNSC, we recognize the importance of work–life balance. Well-balanced, rewarded and recognized employees are happier, more productive and more fulfilled. And that translates to a more enjoyable, more stable and more positive work environment. That’s why we offer a compensation and benefits package that is one of the most competitive in the federal sector.

Joining the CNSC means you will work for an internationally recognized regulator that:

  • has a broad international perspective on the political, environmental and social issues surrounding the peaceful application of nuclear technology
  • offers you the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the world’s foremost leaders in science, engineering and the environment
  • provides a diverse work experience, an opportunity to balance your personal and professional life, as well as a competitive compensation package

The CNSC is looking for talented individuals who are engaged, curious and eager to learn. We offer many learning opportunities and broad training to further develop your expertise in your chosen field.

The CNSC recruits science and engineering professionals in various fields for licensing, compliance (inspections) and technical assessment activities including: nuclear reactors, uranium mines, radiation health and radiation protection, environment, waste management, physics and fuels, engineering design and assessment, reactor behaviour, systems engineering and reactor thermal hydraulics, safety management, transportation, nuclear substances, human factors, quality management, and emergency management.

The CNSC recruits corporate professionals including, but not limited to, the following fields: information management, information technology, finance, audit and ethics, strategic planning, communications, human resources, and security.

How to apply

New-graduate opportunities:

We currently do not have any new-graduate openings. We encourage you to sign up for Career Alerts to be notified as soon as something becomes available.

Opportunities for current students:

Our summer student campaign is open annually from October to January. Submit your application online through our Job Opportunities page.

Our co-op student opportunities are posted throughout the year on our Job Opportunities page.  Please subscribe to Career Alerts to be notified of new opportunities.

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