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.

 


Vision

OCNI’s vision is to lead and strengthen a thriving Canadian nuclear supply chain 

Mission

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

Romania

Argentina

China

India

UK

USA

UAE

 

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

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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1550 Kingston Road, Suite 219
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1C3
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