Small modular reactors
Find information about Canada's nuclear regulation and licensing of small modular reactors.
Discover small modular reactors (SMRs). SMRs use novel technology and can potentially supply power to smaller electrical grids or to remote, off-grid areas.
Learn how proposals and applications to build and operate an SMR facility are reviewed by CNSC staff, intervenors and the Commission.
Learn how radioactive waste and hazardous substances are managed in Canada. CNSC classification systems, regulatory oversight, policy and legislative framework support long-term management of used nuclear fuel.
SMR planning is advancing in several Canadian provinces. Discover SMR projects in Canada.
Join a webinar and learn more about upcoming licensing hearings or about various aspects of what and how the CNSC regulates.
Prior to the licensing process, vendors can submit a reactor design for an optional pre-licensing design review. See the status of designs under review.
Learn more about current licensing activities, research reactors, the licensing process, regulatory framework, and environmental reviews.
Apply for 1 of 3 funding programs supporting public and Indigenous participation in projects, research, licensing decisions or regulatory processes.
Implementing international obligations supports Canada’s non-proliferation policy. Learn more about our bilateral and multilateral partners around the world.
Meet just a few of our hard-working and dedicated staff who play an important role in our readiness to regulate SMRs.
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