The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI)
The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI), is the leading and trusted voice of the Canadian nuclear supply chain actively promoting the production of safe, clean and reliable nuclear electricity. Founded in 1979, OCNI is an association of more than 200 leading Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and abroad.
OCNI member companies collectively employ more than 12,000 highly skilled and specialized people who manufacture major equipment and components and provide engineering services and support to the 19 operating CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada as well as to CANDU and LWR plants in offshore markets. OCNI companies also work on medical and other safe applications of nuclear technology. Nuclear Power provides more than 50% of electrical energy in Ontario and contributes over $6.6 B/year to the Canadian economy with export sales over $1.2 B per annum. Canada is the world’s second largest producer of uranium at 10,000 tonnes/year.
OCNI also advocates for the continued production of nuclear electricity in New Brunswick and encourages the use of nuclear energy in Western Canada.
OCNI’s vision is to lead and strengthen a thriving Canadian nuclear supply chain
OCNI’s mission is to promote the Canadian nuclear industry for the benefit of its members and by offering services that enable members to be successful in the domestic and global nuclear industry.
OCNI supports the Canadian Nuclear Industry by:
- Participating in CNSC public hearings on utility license applications
- Participating in a nuclear industry leadership group that has developed a compelling long term vision for the Canadian nuclear industry and undertaking initiatives that can help achieve this vision;
- Collaborating with nuclear industry associations such as the CNA, COG, UNENE, CNS, WIN and NAYGN;
- Advocating for the Canadian nuclear industry in newspaper and media interviews:
- Presenting the Annual OCI Jack Howett awards to deserving nuclear engineering and science students at McMaster, UOIT and UNB.
- Enabling select high school students to participate in the Deep River Science Academy summer program
OCNI Member Benefits:
- Participate in supplier events with nuclear utilities and meet with utility supply chain and engineering staff
- Participate in utility workshops that assist companies better understand utility procurement requirements
- Attend information sessions at federal and provincial levels with all political parties, Queen’s Park day, etc;
- Participate in Canadian international nuclear trade missions to target markets; with support of Ontario and federal governments;
- Company profile in the Canadian Nuclear Suppliers directory and on the OCNI website.
OCNI Member Events
OCNI organizes annual Supplier Day events with key customers such as the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, SNC Lavalin/Candu Energy and Westinghouse Electric (Cranberry, PA) to enable member companies to showcase and discuss their products and services with engineers and procurement specialists in these organizations.
OCNI also hosts technical and business seminars on topics of current relevance to member companies. These seminars expose member companies to potential new market opportunities and provide insights to emerging supply chain trends. In addition, the Supplier Days and Seminars create networking opportunities that often lead to supplier collaboration and joint ventures.
OCNI is planning trade missions over the next 12 to 18 months to various target markets, with funding assistance from DFAIT – GOA program. Trade Missions, both incoming and outgoing, assist member companies in expanding their opportunities in the global nuclear market.
2016 Member Survey Results:
In 2016, the OCNI Office sent out a survey to members to hear their views on how OCNI can best serve their needs. The member feedback on our events and services was very important to OCNI to planning the next fiscal year and Business Plan.
The Survey Results can be found Here.
For Membership Services, please Contact:
Director of Operations