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What is OCNI?

OCNI, The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (formerly, The Organization of CANDU Industries) was incorporated in 1979 by several privately owned Canadian manufacturers and engineering consultants. Its purpose was to promote companies in the Canadian private sector engaged in the supply of goods and services for CANDU and LWR nuclear power plants in domestic and export markets. In doing so, it provided a focal point for industrial collaboration on matters that are of vital importance to its members.

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is an association of more than 200 leading Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and the international marketplace. OCNI member companies employ more than 12,000 highly skilled and specialized people in Canada who manufacture major equipment and components and provide engineering services and support for CANDU and other nuclear power plants in Canada and around the world. OCNI companies also work on medical and other safe applications of nuclear technology. OCNI is the leading voice of the Canadian nuclear supply chain and actively promotes the production of safe, clean and reliable nuclear base load electricity as a key part of a balanced electricity generation portfolio in Ontario, Canada’s largest province. OCNI also encourages and supports member companies in taking their unique capabilities and high standards of quality and customer value to offshore nuclear markets through partnerships with local suppliers, power plant designers, nuclear utilities and government agencies.

Promoting Nuclear Power in Ontario, Canada and abroad:

Nuclear Power in Canada: CANDU nuclear generation plants at the Pickering, Bruce and Darlington sites provide more than 50 per cent of electrical energy in Canada’s most populous province, Ontario. Ontario’s' Long Term Energy Plan calls for the refurbishment of existing CANDU units at Darlington and Bruce as well as the construction of new nuclear units at the Darlington Site to maintain a balanced and reliable electricity supply portfolio for the province. CANDU power plants in New Brunswick and Quebec have supplied reliable and carbon-free electricity to provincial grids. Nuclear power projects are being considered in both Saskatchewan and Alberta to help these provinces meet their increasing electricity supply needs while helping to reduce their green house gas emissions.

OCNI Charter

The objects and purpose of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries are:

to promote a healthy nuclear power industry in Canada, for the benefit of OCNI members. While general terms and conditions of projects may be discussed, no discussions on pricing of specific contracts or products are permitted at any OCNI meeting or function.

OCNI Activities

OCNI has an active Board of Directors that meets 9 times per year including an Annual General Meeting.

Activities include:

  • Media presentations at Queens’s Park
  • MPP Receptions at Queen’s Park
  • MPP Lobby Efforts with all 3 political parties
  • Utilities / Suply Chain Seminars
  • Regular liaison meetings with OPG and Bruce Power and CNL
  • Policy discussions with DFAIT/CNSC & NRCan on export trade (e.g. India)
  • Participation in China at the nuclear trade shows (i.e. NIC 2002 2004)
  • Participation at public hearings such as Ministry of Energy Public forms
  • Regular meetings with NRCan and Industry Canada
  • Communication and collaboration meetings with the CNA/CNS/COG
  • Development and maintenance of an OCI web page
  • Ongoing letters/meetings with Federal Ministers in support of nuclear legislation
  • Participate in the TSSA Advisory Council Meetings
  • Newspaper and Media Interviews to Provide Balanced Information
  • Industry Seminars on topical issues
  • Distribution of member company information at trade shows
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Annual Jack Howett student awards to UNB, McMaster, UOIT and Ecole Polytechnique
  • Supplier’s Day at Candu Energy , AECL NL, OPG and Bruce Power

Becoming a member:

Please complete the appropriate form and return to Marina Oeyangen of OCNI . All memberships must be approved by the Board of Directors.

Latest News

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) congratulates Promation for becoming an Industry Partner in the University of Waterloo’s new Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) congratulates OCNI member Promation on becoming an Industry Partner in the University of Waterloo’s new Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory.

Cameco signs 10-year extension with Bruce Power

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jobs retained, communities enriched, power costs held down — good news on many fronts seems in store, following Thursday’s announcement that the contract Cameco holds to supply Bruce Power with nuclear fuel will be extended by 10 years through 2030.

The new Miss USA regulates US nuclear power plants

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Miss USA pageant on Sunday touted American diversity, and chose an African American chemist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to wear the crown.

Electricity from Quebec is not a Reliable Solution for Ontario - or Quebec

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In “Buying Electricity from Quebec: The Case Against New Intertie Capacity” author Marc Brouillette outlines how the $3.3 billion cost to upgrade interconnections with Quebec outweighs the benefits.

Plug'n Drive launches the world's first Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in Toronto

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Today, representatives from the Ontario cabinet, utilities and organized labour officially opened the Plug'n Drive Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in northern Toronto.

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries Announces Successful Supplier Day For Terrestrial Energy

Monday, May 15, 2017

Terrestrial Energy, a vendor of Advanced Reactor power plants, and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (“OCNI”), an industry association representing the Canadian nuclear supply chain, co-hosted a Supplier Day for Terrestrial Energy on May 9, 2017.

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