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About NRC

The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and development.

NRC partners with Canadian industry to take research impacts from the lab to the marketplace, where people can experience the benefits. This market-driven focus delivers innovation faster, enhances people's lives and addresses some of the world's most pressing problems. We are responsive, creative and uniquely placed to partner with Canadian industry, to invest in strategic R&D programming that will address critical issues for our future.

Each year our scientists, engineers and business experts work closely with thousands of Canadian firms, helping them bring new technologies to market. We have the people, expertise, services, licensing opportunities, national facilities and global networks to support Canadian businesses.

In this section, you will find more information about how NRC is organized and governed, where we are located across Canada, and links to our corporate publications and financial statements.

Our mandate

NRC is a government of Canada organization. Our mandate is set out in the National Research Council Act.

Our vision

To be the most effective research and technology organization in the world, stimulating sustainable domestic prosperity.

Our mission

Working with clients and partners, we provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs.

Our values

  • Impact: As NRC employees, we make a positive difference for our stakeholders.
  • Accountability: As NRC employees, we are responsible for our work and our workplace.
  • Leadership: As NRC employees, we value leadership, initiative and the application of best practices in our work.
  • Integrity: As NRC employees, we engage fairly and openly to earn credibility and trust.
  • Collaboration: As NRC employees, we actively collaborate to engage vital knowledge and expertise and to generate better, more efficient solutions.