Hydrogen Program

Work at AECL

Developing the workforce of the future.

With over 3,000 employees working in laboratory or project sites across the country, AECL’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 AECL further strengthen Canada’s workforce and competitive edge.

Through AECL, 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 by ensuring its activities continue to be oriented toward those areas that are relevant to the priorities of the Government of Canada.

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 AECL is unlimited. Join our team and we can grow and achieve our results and goals together!

Employment Profiles

Biology Materials science Project management
Chemistry Mechanical design Quality assurance
Computer Modelling Metallurgy Safety and licensing
Engineering Physics Thermal hydraulics
Instrumentation and control


Corporate Services Opportunities:

Corporate services support our nuclear services and are key to the everyday operation of AECL.  Opportunities range from Legal, Finance, Information and Technology, Human Resources, Corporate & Regulatory Affairs and Compliance. These are just some of the areas where your experience and talent can be applied within AECL.

This is your opportunity to help contribute to something vital to the world and nuclear industry. You will work with a diverse team in an environment of learning, development and career progression.

AECL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. AECL provides a smoke-free workplace.

As Canada’s leading nuclear science and technology laboratory, AECL has many opportunities for students to gain valuable skills and work experience to help launch their careers.