Our Organization

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.

Trade Missions

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.

Target Markets

South Korea









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:

Marina Oeyangen,
Director of Operations
phone: 905-839-0073
email marina.oeyangen@ocni.ca.

Latest News

Bruce Power Signs Biggest Contract For MCR

Monday, March 19, 2018
Bruce Power has signed a $130-million deal for new steam generators for Unit 6 with a joint venture of three suppliers, AECOM, Framatome and Aecon, known as the Steam Generator Replacement Team.

BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Awarded CA$168 Million Contract Extension for OPG Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing

Monday, March 12, 2018
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario--(Business Wire)--BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that its subsidiary BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT NEC) has been awarded a CA$168 million, five-year contract extension to manufacture fuel for Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Darlington and Pickering nuclear generating stations. The deal extends BWXT NEC’s current fuel manufacturing arrangement with OPG to the end of 2023.

Bruce Power signs Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity

Friday, March 9, 2018
Bruce Power has proudly reinforced its commitment to gender diversity and inclusion. Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO, recently signed the Canadian Electricity Industry Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity, publicly committing to promote the values of diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

Pickering Company Grows to Support Darlington Refurbishment

Friday, March 2, 2018
March 2, 2018, Pickering – At Tetra Tech, staffing levels in the Power Division have more than doubled since 2013, in large part because of its work on the Darlington Refurbishment project with ES Fox and Ontario Power Generation.

Indigenous Relations Supplier Network to connect nuclear partners with communities

Friday, February 23, 2018
TIVERTON, ON – February 22, 2018 – Bruce Power and its supplier partners have created an Indigenous Relations Supplier Network (IRSN) as they look to further strengthen their relationships with local Indigenous communities.

New $30M nuclear contracts could create 40 jobs at BWXT

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
CAMBRIDGE — BWXT Canada Ltd. has landed new contracts worth about $30 million to design and supply heat exchangers for the Bruce nuclear power station, as a long-term refurbishment project continues.

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Fax: (905) 839-7085
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Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
1550 Kingston Road, Suite 219
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1C3
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