Corporate Profile, Mission and Values

CNL is Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization. CNL is a world leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications from nuclear technology through its expertise in physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology and engineering.

Highly skilled employees enthusiastically deliver a range of nuclear services – ranging from research and development, design and engineering to specialized technology, waste management and decommissioning.

Today, CNL continues its commitment to ensure that Canadians and the world receive energy, health, and environmental benefits from nuclear science and technology with confidence that nuclear safety and security are assured.


Advancing nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world.


  • We will restore and protect Canada’s environment by reducing and effectively managing nuclear liabilities.
  • We will provide the world with sustainable energy solutions including the extension of reactor operating lifetimes, hydrogen energy technologies, and fuel development for the reactor designs of tomorrow. 
  • Together, with partners, we will demonstrate the commercial viability of advanced reactor designs including Small Modular Reactor (SMR). 
  • We will work collaboratively with medical/educational institutions and pharmaceutical companies to pioneer new alpha therapies for cancer treatments that save countless lives. 
  • We will leverage all of our capabilities for commercial success in Canadian and international markets.


We stand proud as a global leader advancing nuclear science and technology. The world comes to us to solve the toughest technological challenges. We have the most effective industrial partnerships of any national laboratory. Our campuses are home to a vibrant community of the world’s brightest innovators. Our people know they are making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Our customers in industry and the Canadian government value us.


  • Safety
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Excellence