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Changes to dates and deadlines due to COVID-19


The Nuclear Safety and Control Act at 20


Latest News

June 30, 2020
  • Canadian industry, licensees and transporters of radioactive material must ensure the latest requirements are being met.
June 29, 2020
  • Commission to consider an exemption for certified personnel whose certification will expire in 2020
June 26, 2020
  • CNSC thanks the Joint Review Panel for its dedication to the project over the past decade
June 22, 2020
  • Participant funding is available to review 2019 regulatory oversight report for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories sites
  • Participant funding is available to review regulatory oversight report on the use of nuclear substances and Class IB accelerators in Canada
June 10, 2020
  • Nuclear regulator response to COVID-19 pandemic is instrumental in strengthening nuclear safety globally
  • Results show Canadians and the environment near their facilities are protected



The situation we are facing with COVID-19 has quickly altered our reality and has had very real implications for all Canadians. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is no exception.

I want to assure you, that our focus is on the heath and safety of our staff and our families while ensuring we have the ability to carry out our mandate to safeguard the public and the environment.

The CNSC has a business continuity plan to make certain that our strong and effective regulatory oversight is not impacted. At the same time, we are still doing our part by heeding guidance from medical officials to protect staff and help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

That is why, as of March 16, 2020, I directed CNSC staff to stay home. Critical staff, including those onsite at nuclear power plants, continue to work to oversee the safety of the nuclear industry in Canada. Times like these bring out the best in people, and I want to thank those staff working so diligently to ensure we are able to continue carrying out our mandate.

I encourage you to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Exercise social distancing, maintain good hygiene and practise self-care. We will get through this together. Thank you.

Recent Decisions

  • December 19, 2019
    Decision on the application by Cameco Corporation to amend its waste facility operating licence for the decommissioned Beaverlodge mine and mill
    News release | Record of decision
  • December 19, 2019
    Decision on the application by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd to renew their nuclear research and test establishment decommissioning licence for Whiteshell Laboratories
    News release
  • December 9, 2019
    Decision on the request from Saskatchewan Research Council to amend its non-power reactor operating licence to decommission its SLOWPOKE-2 facility
    News release
  • July 25, 2019
    Decision on the request from Orano Canada to renew its uranium mine licence for its Cluff Lake Project
    News release | Record of decision
  • June 26, 2019
    Decision on the request from Best Theratronics Limited to renew its Class IB nuclear processing facility operating licence
    News release | Record of decision

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