Learn about nuclear's role in technological innovation

Canada is a competitive force in the global market-place, and technological innovation is crucial to helping Canada sustain its international reputation, stimulate the local economy, and provide the high living standards that Canadians have come to expect.

Innovation is practically synonymous with the Canadian nuclear industry. Nuclear innovation plays a role in almost every technical field across the country, including energy, medicine, pharmaceuticals, food processing, water purification, materials development, aerospace, automotive technology, earth sciences, archaeology, mining and more.

Canada’s nuclear industry is a $6 billion domestic industry that provides 60,000 direct and indirect jobs. A majority of this is owing to the country’s 19 nuclear power reactors that generate 13 GW of clean, affordable and reliable electricity annually – enough to power 10.6 million Canadian homes.