Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

We regulate the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment.

We also implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

The Commission

Scheduled Commission meetings and hearings, documentation, decisions and information on public participation

Protecting people and the environment

Environmental assessments, review of and participation in environmental protection activities

Emergency management and nuclear security

Plans and programs for emergencies and for non-routine conditions

Nuclear substances

Uses of nuclear substances and radiation devices in Canada, and information about certification


Regulation of nuclear waste in Canada, and maps of waste management facility locations

Nuclear reactors

Nuclear power plants, research reactors, small modular reactors and other shut-down or decommissioned reactors


Uranium mines and mills, and uranium processing facilities in Canada

Acts and regulations

Acts and regulations, nuclear regulatory requirements, agreements and regulatory actions


Data, scientific publications and information on health and environmental safety, nuclear facilities, Indigenous consultation and more


Rumina Velshi

President and Chief Executive Officer

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