Canadian Nuclear Labs

Site Information

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is a nuclear research and development facility (similar to a US DOE site) located in Chalk River, Ontario about 190 km/120 mi northwest of Ottawa. 

BHI supports work at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories at Chalk River as well as at Port Hope Area Initiative, the Nuclear Power Demonstration Facility, and the Douglas Point Nuclear Generating Station, which are all located in the Ontario Providence. We also have contracted support work at the Whiteshell Laboratories in Manitoba Providence and Gentilly Nuclear Generating Station in Quebec Providence.

Key Contact Information

BHI Site Manager: Clifford Froude

Recruiter: Lethea Davis
800-225-0385 X1393,

Director of Operations: Butch Smith


Reporting Information

CNL COVID-19 Face Covering Policy


Face coverings are required to be worn (mandatory) on all CNL sites. The COVID-19 virus remains an active health risk and CNL has adopted this policy for protective and preventative measures to minimize its transmission on-site to protect staff contractors and visitors from harm.

It is our expectation that everyone wears a face covering who can do so– both inside our facilities and outside on CNL property.

Personnel in cars are expected to wear face coverings when carpooling as necessary.

Either on a CNL computer site, or by a phone call, all staff are asked each morning if they have been out of the country, been around family or other people who has contracted COVID-19, if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms which include:


  • Fever (100.4˚F or higher)
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue, muscle or body aches (not associated with injury or overuse)
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


If you are experiencing  any of the symptoms above you are NOT to report to work but instead contact your immediate BHI supervisor to inform BHI and ultimately CNL to determine and verify if CNL requests  to perform any COVID -19 tracing protocols. You will also be communicated where you can go to be tested for COVID 19 locally.

A screening tool can be found on and is accessible on CNL devices, as well as personal phones, tablets, or computers.  When prompted, log in with your CNL email and network credentials.

For those staff without any internet access, you are required to call 613-584-8030 (or ext.48030) to complete the screening over the phone.


GPS Address

17 Plant Rd, Chalk River, ON K0J 1J0, Canada

Directions/Link to Google Maps

Nearest Airport

Ottawa International (YOW) 185 km/115 miles

Preferred Places to Stay

Hotels near Chalk River CAN Google Map


The area around Chalk River site is rural with a few small to mid-sized towns within commuting distance. The Village of Chalk River and town of Deep River (5 miles from site) usually have small apartments available at a reasonable rate.  You can expect to pay at least $700/month Canadian for a small apartment.  Petawawa (about 15 miles) and Pembroke (about 25 miles) are also towns within commuting distance of the site that have apartments, rental houses and long stay hotels.
Deep River/Pembroke

Bear’s Den Lounge & Motel
5 Highway 17
Deep River, Ontario
K0J 1P0

Deep River Motel
33695 Hwy. 17
Deep River, Ontario K0J1P0

Pine Motel
33852 Hwy 17
Deep River, Ontario K0J1P0


Black Bear Campground
154 Lievin Road
Garrison, Petawawa

Pine Ridge Park and Resort
419 River Drive

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