How do you grow the best nuclear regulator in the world?

In striving to be the best nuclear regulator in the world, the CNSC relies on its people – they are the most important assets.

See the infographic that outlines the key human components that help define the CNSC.

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Discover CNSC key behavioural competencies

In its ongoing quest to be the best nuclear regulator, the CNSC has defined the key behavioural competencies that underpin its organizational performance.

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We want to hear from you!

Public comments invited on the draft NPP Report. Comments due by July 14, 2016.

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Celebrating 70 years of nuclear safety

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will be marking its 70th anniversary in 2016.

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Through its Participant Funding Program, the CNSC offers funding opportunities for those who wish to participate in its regulatory process. Funding opportunities are currently available for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories projects

Near Surface Disposal Facility Project

Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure Project

Decommissioning of Whiteshell Reactor #1 Project

CNSC Participant Funding Program

Funding opportunities are currently available for reviewing regulatory oversight reports!

Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites

Waste Management, Storage and Processing Facilities

CNSC Participant Funding Program

Latest News

July 22, 2016
  • CSA N292.5, Guideline for the exemption or clearance from regulatory control of materials that contain, or potentially contain, nuclear substances (Amendment) is open for consultation until September 16, 2016.
  • The period for providing feedback on discussion paper DIS-16-01, How the CNSC Considers Information on Costs and Benefits: Opportunities to Improve Guidance and Clarity, is extended until August 12, 2016
  • Presentation to the World Nuclear University Summer Institute
July 19, 2016
  • CSA N290.18, Periodic safety review for nuclear reactor facilities (New Standard) is open for consultation until August 29, 2016.
  • CSA N290.17, Probabilistic safety assessment for nuclear power plants (New Standard) is open for consultation until September 12, 2016.
July 11, 2016
  • Draft REGDOC-3.1.2, Reporting Requirements for Non-Power Reactor Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills, is open for consultation until September 9, 2016
July 7, 2016
  • No impact to the research reactor
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments received on DIS 16-01, How the CNSC Considers Information on Costs and Benefits: Opportunities to Improve Guidance and Clarity

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Upcoming Public Meetings and Hearings

Recent Decisions

  • July 6, 2016
    CNSC renews the CNL Nuclear Research and Test Establishment Operating Licence
    News release
  • June 22, 2016
    CNSC issues a decommissioning licence for the Gentilly-2 facility
    News release
  • May 16, 2016
    CNSC’s decision on NB Power’s request to modify the fund agreements listed in the Financial Guarantees for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station
    Record of Decision
  • April 12, 2016
    CNSC’s decision on OPG’s application to amend the waste facility operating licence for the Darlington Waste Management Facility
    Record of Decision
  • February 18, 2016
    CNSC’s decision on CNL’s application to amend the nuclear research and test establishment decommissioning licence for the Whiteshell Laboratories
    Record of proceedings
  • December 23, 2015
    CNSC renews OPG’s nuclear power reactor operating licence for the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station
    News release | Record of proceedings
  • December 18, 2015
    CNSC’s decision on OPG’s application to amend the power reactor operating licence for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station
    Record of proceedings
  • November 27, 2015
    CNSC’s decision regarding the Gunnar Remediation Project phase 2 hold point
    News release | Record of proceedings
  • September 29, 2015
    CNSC renews Nordion (Canada) Inc.’s nuclear substance processing facility operating licence
    News release

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