PS O’Toole Announces Funding to the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries to Help the Energy Sector’s Success in Markets Abroad

Accessing international markets helps create jobs and opportunities for Canadians

Friday, July 25, 2014 – Bowmanville, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Erin O’Toole, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Durham, today announced that the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI)will receive up to $88,936 to help the Canadian energy sector achieve success in markets abroad.

The contribution is from the Government of Canada’s Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) program. In all, GOA is contributing up to $3 million this year to 38 industry associations across Canada to create new opportunities for Canadian companies in markets around the world.

The 38 associations will undertake 112 separate projects in support of Canada’s engagement in global trade. The vast majority, 95 percent, are aimed at countries designated as priorities for Canada under the Global Markets Action Plan (GMAP) and 90 percent are in GMAP priority sectors.

GOA delivers assistance across a wide range of sectors of the Canadian economy, including education, financial services, aerospace, infrastructure, and information and communications technologies. GOA provides matching funding of up to 50 percent of eligible expenses to support national associations for the benefit of an entire industry. The maximum annual GOA contribution is $150,000.

OCI is an association of 180 leading Canadian suppliers of equipment and services to the Canadian and offshore nuclear markets.

Quick Facts

  • Canada’s GMAP is the most ambitious pro-trade and pro-investment plan in Canada’s history. The plan focuses on Canada’s core strengths in priority markets through bold trade policy and vigorous trade promotion, and it sets concrete targets to grow the presence of Canada’s small and medium-sized enterprises in emerging markets.


“Many small and medium-sized enterprises rely on their associations to represent them abroad. Contributions from Global Opportunities for Associations help those smaller companies make important contacts and meet new clients around the world, allowing them to grow their businesses and create jobs and opportunities back home.”

– Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade

“I’m proud to be a champion for Canadian Nuclear industry. By promoting Canadian Nuclear technology and expertise globally we not only secure the jobs for the 71,000 Canadian’s working in the industry, but also the 6000 jobs right here in Durham. Canadian technology has a safety track record that is decades long and continues to produce half of Ontario’s power with zero carbon emissions. ”

-Erin O’Toole, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Durham

“OCI is very pleased to work with DFATD through its GOA program that enables very capable Canadian nuclear supply companies to exploit opportunities in offshore markets that are using nuclear power to meet growing energy needs without greenhouse gas emissions.

-Dr. Ron Oberth, President, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries

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  • Backgrounder – Global Opportunities for Associations Program 2014-15: Contributions by Sector

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Backgrounder – Global Opportunities for Associations Program 2014-15: Contributions by Sector

The Government of Canada’s Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) program helps national associations undertake new or expanded business activities. This year, subject to agreement with the recipients, the GOA program is providing up to $3 million to 38 industry associations:

Aerospace: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada ($86,609); Air Transport Association of Canada ($67,030); Canadian Business Aviation Association ($22,050).

Arts and culture: Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts ($80,257); Canadian Independent Music Association ($103,200); Canadian Media Production Association ($48,670).

Automotive: Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association ($150,000); Canadian Association of Moldmakers ($42,350).

Consumer products: Canadian Apparel Federation ($18,917).

Defence and security: Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries ($150,000); Unmanned Systems Canada ($20,000).

Education: Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne [association of Canadian francophone universities] ($63,675); Association of Canadian Community Colleges ($116,649); Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada ($8,100); Canadian Association of Public Schools – International ($91,879); Canadian Bureau for International Education ($149,399); Languages Canada ($136,965).

Financial services: Alternative Investment Management Association ($49,800).

Industrial machinery: Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters ($120,750); Groupe CTT ($90,100).

Information and communications technologies: Information Technology Association of Canada ($72,150); Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre Society ($119,105).

Infrastructure: Canada Green Building Council ($12,400); Interior Designers of Canada ($105,770); Mission Design ($63,022); SmartGrid Canada ($89,175).

Life sciences: BIOTECanada ($80,300).

Mining: Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export ($101,034); Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ($99,794).

Nuclear: Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries ($88,936).

Sustainable technologies: Canadian Bioenergy Association ($93,200); Canadian Geothermal Energy Association ($52,450); Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association ($150,000); Marine Renewables Canada ($42,550).

Tourism: Tourism Industry Association of Canada ($63,900).

Transportation: Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers ($59,500); Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada ($97,225); National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada ($58,650).



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