Jobs in Canada
Deploying the first GE Hitachi BWRX-300 SMR in Ontario is estimated to generate approximately $2.3 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and $1.9 billion in labour income. That encompasses the entire supply chain, from local supply chain development to manufacturing and operations, touching over 200 Canadian companies.
Already GE Hitachi has announced the creation of 80 highly skilled jobs based at our Canada SMR headquarters in Markham, Ontario. GE Hitachi has also partnered with First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) on training and employment opportunities, beginning with 30 highly skilled field service technician roles.
In addition to all this, GE Hitachi shared Canada’s commitment to the international Equal By 30 movement, with the shared goal of achieving equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities in the energy sector by 2030. This translates into greater opportunities for women in the nuclear industry going forward.
Why join the nuclear industry?
With climate change becoming an ever more urgent concern, the demand for clean energy is only increasing. Because nuclear energy represents one of the cleanest, safest and most dependable forms of energy, the move to nuclear power comes with enormous employment opportunities as well.
According to a 2019 prepared for the CNA and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries, there are currently 76,000 jobs created by the nuclear industry. This ranges from local supply chain development to manufacturing and operations, and includes over 200 Canadian companies as part of that chain.
An estimated About 42 per cent of these jobs require university degrees and 47 per cent are highly skilled technical jobs, including the various trades – all of which translate into higher wages.
Taken together, the opportunities for employment in Canada’s nuclear industry are as unlimited as the energy produced by the SMRs of the future.
GEH is committed to diversity in its hiring and is a signatory to Equal By 30, a campaign devoted to equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030.
GE is a truly global company committed to diversity: Sixty-eight percent of our employees are based outside of the United States and our workforce represents nationalities from more than 170 countries.