Canada Boosts Immigration Targets to 1.2 Million Over Next Three Years

Canada 2021-2023 immigration plan has 50,000 more immigrants in each year over the prior plans. Canaada had only half of its immigration target during COVID in 2020. Canada new targets are : 401,000 immigrants in 2021 411,000 in 2022 421,000 in 2023. Canada’s plan is to grow its economy and its population through immigration. Nextbigfuture …

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Pilots to Reduce COVID Quarantines from 14 Days towards 48 Hours Using Rapid Testing

Canada will have a pilot program for international travelers for the option to shorten the 14-day self-isolation period for COVID-19 to about 48 hours if a traveler receives a negative COVID-19 test result at one of two border crossings in the province. If the test comes back negative, travelers will be allowed to leave their …

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A Dozen Nuclear Reactor Designs Under Regulatory Review in Canada

There are dozen nuclear reactors that in applying or in the process of getting vendor design reviews from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The VDR is divided into three phases, each requiring increasingly more detailed technical information: • Phase 1: Compliance with regulatory requirements. The conceptual design is expected to be completed and described. For …

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Canada’s Population at 38 Million and Adding 4 Million Immigrants from Now to 2030

Canada’s population is passing 38 million and new immigration plans will push annual immigration over 400,000 per year. Canada’s immigration plan targeted a level of 361,000 immigrants in 2022 but the high range would allow 390,000 immigrants in 2022. Canada will release a 2021-2023 immigration plan in October, 2020. Canada has been increasing annual immigration …

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Provinces with 55% of Canada’s Population Working on Gen 4 Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Alberta is joining New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan to work together to support the development and deployment of SMRs (small modular reactors). Combined the four provinces are 21 million out of Canada’s 38 million people. SMRs in the future could also support Alberta’s oil and gas industry by reducing their emissions. SMR’s can be used …

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General Fusion Has Over US$100 Million to Make a Fusion Demo Plant

General Fusion has successfully closed USD$65 million with a Series E round led by Temasek (Singapore fund). There was US$38 million (C$50 million) released from the Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund. The total funds recently made available to General Fusion is over US$100 million. They will use the money to design, construct, and subsequently operate its …

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Nuclear Energy Advanced Reactor New Roundup

1. The reactor pressure vessel of the APR-1400 unit 5 of South Korea’s Shin Kori nuclear power plant was installed. The 1340 MWe pressurized water reactor is scheduled to begin commercial operation in March 2023. South Korea is taking just under 6 years to complete the nuclear reactors (2017-2023). 2. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission …

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Saskatchewan Producer of All of Canada’s Uranium Will Finally Embrace Nuclear Energy

Saskatchewan is a province in Canada where all of Canada’s uranium is produced but Saskatchewan has never had a nuclear power plant. Ontario has 18 of Canada’s 19 operating nuclear reactors. Saskatchewan will finally embrace nuclear power by planning to build a small modular reactor by early to mid-2030s. Saskatchewan’s new 2019 growth plan is …

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ARC 100, Modular Reactor, Passes First Phase of Canada’s Nuclear Safety Commission Vendor Design Review

Advanced Reactor Concepts is developing an exportable, factory-produced, 100 MWe nuclear reactor with fixed fuel costs for 20+ years. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has completed the first phase of a vendor design review of ARC Nuclear Canada’s ARC-100 small modular reactor. The design is the third advanced reactor to complete the first phase …

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Moltex Energy Gets US$7.5 Million in Crowdfunding for Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor

Moltex Energy has raised 6 million british pounds (USD7.5 million) in funding through online investment platform Shadow Foundr. Their design is a Stable Salt Reactors that builds on the fundamental safety and simplicity breakthrough of molten salt fuel in essentially standard nuclear fuel tubes. The funding will support the company through the pre-licensing process in …

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