Nuclear legislation

Nuclear Legislation in OECD and NEA Countries: Canada
Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities

This country profile provides a detailed review of a full range of nuclear law topics, including: the general regulatory regime, including mining; radioactive substances and equipment; nuclear installations; trade in nuclear materials; radiation protection; radioactive waste management; non-proliferation and physical protection; transport; and nuclear third party liability. This profile was last updated in 2009.

Primary nuclear legislation

2012 Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

1997 Nuclear Safety and Control Act

1985 Nuclear Liability Act

Related links

Nuclear facts and figures for OECD countries
Number of nuclear units connected to the grid; Nuclear electricity generation (net TWh); Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply.

IEA energy statistics: Canada
Data available in the following areas: Coal, oil and gas use; Electricity production, supply and consumption; Heat production, supply and consumption; and graphs of sectorial final consumption by source.

Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Canada
Energy policies, energy market reform, energy security

Radioactive Waste Management Programmes in OECD/NEA Member Countries: Canada

Related NEA publications

Nuclear Energy Data
Nuclear Energy Data is the NEA's annual compilation of essential statistics on electricity generation and nuclear power in OECD countries. The reader will have quick and easy reference to the status of and projected trends in total electricity generating capacity, nuclear generating capacity, and actual electricity production, as well as to supply and demand for nuclear fuel cycle services.

Last reviewed: 10 March 2016