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CNL serves the nation as an enabler of business innovation and technology transfer, and, by fostering the development of highly-qualified people for the knowledge economy to come.

We are proud to work with members in industry, in our supply chain, and in the research community to support the diverse innovation needs within Canada’s community of nuclear and radiation science and technology.

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Start your career at CNL!

CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please inform the Talent Acquisition Advisor with whom you are in contact with once selected or email [email protected]. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.  Should you have any enquiries about our careers please email us at [email protected].

Developing the workforce of the future.

With roughly 3,000 employees working in laboratory or project sites across the country, CNL’s strength lies in its people. These individuals develop valuable skills, experience and abilities in a wide range of disciplines.  Far beyond simply meeting the needs of the nuclear sector, the skills, training and educational opportunities supported by CNL further strengthen Canada’s workforce and competitive edge.

Through CNL, Canada’s next generation of outstanding nuclear scientists, engineers, operators and entrepreneurs are being trained. The nuclear laboratories will continue to support the development of highly qualified people for the public sector, private sector and academia.

We offer employees the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. If you are talented, driven and have the vision to lead, your potential growth at CNL is unlimited. Join our team and we can grow and achieve our results and goals together!

Vision 2030

Take a look at the new CNL!

In the world of science and technology today, the pace of everything is accelerating. We’re reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter. Like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation. And we’re becoming more agile and responsive, and improving our efficiency and effectiveness—so we can compete internationally.

A great place to be.

Students and New Grads
Starting your career with CNL means making an impact from day one. At CNL, we work diligently to guide recent hires into a successful career. You’ll work directly with industry leaders and that means quickly developing skills, gaining insight and leveraging career experiences that only CNL can provide.
When it comes to benefits, CNL has everything you’d expect from a large organization. Our benefits are designed to take care of the whole family and keep you healthy, whether physically, emotionally, financially or socially.

We want to make our employees life better and easier removing barriers so employees can focus on the things they love, both inside and outside of work.

  • As Canada’s national nuclear laboratory, CNL employs over 3,000 professionals in a variety of unique fields, from nuclear scientists and engineers to business professionals and skilled tradespeople. With major national programs being carried out in laboratory and project sites across the country, CNL works to foster a positive and employee-friendly work environment that offers its staff the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

A place to call home.

CNL’s major sites provide employees an excellent quality of life. Our Chalk River Laboratories site is located 190 km northwest of Canada’s capital city of Ottawa and adjacent to the family-friendly communities of Deep River, Chalk River, Petawawa, and Pembroke. A number of recreational opportunities exist in the region, including famous Algonquin Provincial Park.

Our Whiteshell Laboratories site is located 105 km east of Manitoba’s capital city of Winnipeg, and adjacent to the communities of Pinawa, Lac du Bonnet and Beausejour. The site is close to the province’s premier natural and recreational region – the Whiteshell Provincial Park.

We also have teams working on project sites in communities, both rural and urban, across Canada.

Postdoctoral Program

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides support to the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers.

Postdoctoral Fellows will work directly with a research team led by a subject matter expert, who will act as a mentor overseeing the research, monitoring progress, and providing guidance. Research topics will be established jointly between the candidates and the mentors. The candidates are encouraged to submit their innovative research ideas on a specific topic for consideration.  The candidates will be required to document the research findings in CNL internal reports and publish it in peer-reviewed journals.

For more information  or to view the current opportunities visit our job board.