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CAS-1310 Radiation Safety: Licensing


The University holds a license to possess and use nuclear substances and radiation devices from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). This records series include records required to obtain a license and prescribed information under the Act and Regulations:

  • Records of all information submitted to the CNSC related to the license including license application, annual reports, other required reports, inventory and description of nuclear substances.
  • Records of any transfer, receipt disposal or abandonment of a nuclear substance.
  • Requests to purchase or otherwise obtain radioactive material

Retention Trigger

License expired or revoked


Trigger + 3 years

Responsible Unit(s)

Research Services



Records System



Nuclear Safety and Control Act, section 27
SOR/2000-207: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations, Section 36

Record Authority

VP Research Innovation and International


Secure destruction

Records Arising from Activity

  • A record of all information related to the license that is submitted to CNSC
  • A record of the name and job category of each nuclear energy worker
  • A record of the external and internal radiation doses of each nuclear energy worker
  • License application
  • Completed license, amendments
  • Annual reports
  • Employee training
  • CNSC Inspections
  • Records re: purchase, transfer, disposal of sealed source nuclear substances
  • Servicing of radiation devices
  • Inventory of radioactive material and prescribed substances
  • Purchase requisition for radioactive material

Retention Rationale

Based on retention requirements in Act and Regulation. CNSC must be advised at least 90 days in advance of the disposal of any records related to the license.

Personal Information


Vital Record

Protection High