GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy invests in Ontario jobs

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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy creates 80 skilled positions in Markham, Ontario to support deployment of new, carbon-free nuclear power technology.

JULY 15, 2021 – GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today announced the creation of 80 highly skilled jobs in Ontario to support the deployment of BWRX-300 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada and around the world. The professional technical jobs will be based at GEH’s Canada SMR headquarters in Markham, Ontario and are primarily in engineering, project management, sourcing and quality.   

“By investing in Ontario’s labour force, GE is proud to support Canada in fulfilling its vision of being a global leader in SMR technology,” said Heather Chalmers, President & CEO, GE Canada. “GE has operated in Canada for nearly 130 years and is uniquely positioned to scale a workforce to support Canada’s clean energy vision.”

“We are thrilled to see 80 new jobs being created here in the City of Markham and even more excited at the prospect of further investment and job creation as GE Hitachi aims to make its SMR headquarters, here in Markham, a hub for SMR technology globally,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “GE has been an instrumental part of Markham’s innovation ecosystem for 10 years providing cutting edge smart city solutions through its Grid IQ Innovation Centre.”

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