Learn how nuclear creates jobs & economic growth

One of the most important and untold stories in Canada is the contribution the nuclear industry makes to the economy. Through clean nuclear energy generation in Ontario and New Brunswick, radioisotope production for nuclear diagnoses and therapy, and numerous other technology applications throughout the country, the Canadian nuclear industry is an undeniable source of revenue, jobs and economic prosperity.

Canada’s Nuclear Industry By The Numbers:
  • Generates $6 billion in revenues annually
  • Contributes $1.5 billion in federal and provincial taxes
  • Supports 60,000 direct and indirect jobs
  • Produces electricity for 60% of Ontario and 30% of New Brunswick
  • Avoids 80 million tonnes of CO2 annually by displacing fossil fuels
  • Produces 70% of the Cobalt-60 used in radiation therapy treatments worldwide