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Black & McDonald Limited

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Black & McDonald is a privately owned and operated Canadian company which was established in 1921. We are an integrated, multi-trade prime contractor serving government, institutions, industry, and commerce across Canada, the United States, and overseas. Our services range from multi-million dollar construction projects to extensive facility management and operations contracts, to planned maintenance agreements and emergency services. Currently, Black & McDonald has more than 5,500 employees operating out of a network of over 25 offices across Canada, the United States, and Bermuda.

Having a long standing presence in the Canadian Nuclear Industry as an Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) contractor, Black & McDonald has successfully delivered over 525 projects for Bruce Power, CNL Chalk River, Point Lepreau, OPG Darlington, OPG Pickering Nuclear Generating Stations as well as the OPG Western Waste Management Facility. We currently hold critical maintenance and project roles at all 3 nuclear stations where we work collaboratively with the operator to deliver on our commitments. We participate in innovation panels and provide experience on how things can be streamlined and more cost effective to stimulate growth and sustainability. We have enjoyed steady growth in our nuclear projects portfolio based on our highly committed, long term employees who share our strong commitment to; nuclear safety, quality and customer satisfaction Currently, we have 150 Nuclear projects in operation, employing 826 people. Our employment rate does not remain static and fluctuates based on our project portfolio.

We are eager and excited to participate in this next wave of Nuclear Innovation and are committed to supporting Team Canada through the statement of principles.

Black & McDonald recognizes that the Small Module Reactor (SMR) Program is a wide scale, clean energy solution for the planet. Our business strategies align with our concern for a healthy global environment. We incorporate “green” practices within our facilities and we help our customers achieve environmental consciousness while lowering their total cost of ownership and improving their bottom line. We take our corporate responsibility to protect the environment very seriously and are motivated to participate in this program to help ensure our environment is cleaner and safer for our future generations.

We see our role in the SMR ecosystem as a role of support, participating as an EPC contractor, to ensure the success of the program. Black & McDonald is actively engaged in industry events which are held by nuclear and non-nuclear organizations like Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA), Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI), Toronto Construction Association (TCA), Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) as well as others, in order to stay up to date with new innovations and technologies which may be effectively implemented or utilized to improve safety practices, work processes and construction execution strategies. We challenge the norms and have an attitude that questions the “it’s always been done this way” stance. Our team sees opportunities to do things differently, safely with higher quality and we are implementing these approaches, having adapted and evolved many processes. Our team always looks for ways to reduce the cost of clean, environmentally friendly power to Ontarians.

We are committed to giving back to the communities we operate in, demonstrating good corporate citizenship while maintaining high ethical standards, obeying all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, respecting local cultures, and maintaining a safe work environment enriched by diversity. Black & McDonald is proud of our diversity and our inclusion of women, minority communities and youth as we continue to pursue additional meaningful and long-term economic partnerships with Indigenous registered firms in appropriate supplier or sub-contract scenarios and as many community based resources as possible, creating a win-win-win situation for the Indigenous communities, the local community and Team Canada. Black & McDonald continues to focus on the development of Women in Nuclear within our organization and continues to be engaged in the Women in Nuclear Canada Program.


Industry engagement

Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): N/A


Remain engaged in related industry events


Stay up to date within the industry, new technology and events.

Diversity and Inclusion

Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 39


Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Certification with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.  

Remain engaged in the Women in Nuclear Canada program.


Achieve Committed Level of PAR.

Enriched diversity for the inclusion of Women within our organization and in the Nuclear Industry.