Enabling nuclear science and technology
Fulfilling Canada’s radioactive waste and decommissioning responsibilities



As a federal Crown corporation, AECL’s mandate is to enable nuclear science and technology and fulfill Canada’s radioactive waste and decommissioning responsibilities.

AECL receives federal funding to deliver on its mandate and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources. It also leverages the unique capabilities at its sites to support industry and other third parties on commercial terms.

AECL delivers its mandate through a long-term contract with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories for the management and operation of its sites.