Newfoundland & Labrador, the easternmost province of Canada is situated in the country’s Atlantic region. It is composed of the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador situated on the continent to the northwest. One of the charming features of the province is the brightly painted, wooden homes as seen in this Video displaying scenes of island life. Also, watch Off the Beaten Path to find out more about Newfoundland & Labrador. Also check out more on the province at Nations Encyclopedia – Newfoundland and Labrador, and The Case for Moving to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Off-shore Oil Drilling is part of the economy of the province along with mining, pulp and paper, and hydroelectricity industries. Fishing off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland was once world-renowned for its plentiful stocks of fish, especially cod. Unfortunately, overfishing has changed that situation and has lessened the industry, although there are several fish processing plants still operating in Newfoundland. Newfoundland Labrador Recreational Fishing.
- Population: 520,438
- Area: 405,200 km²
- Capital: St. John’s
- Colleges and universities: Memorial University of Newfoundland · List of Colleges & Universities in Newfound and Labrador · College of the North Atlantic
About 92% of the province’s population lives on the island of Newfoundland, of whom more than half live on the Avalon Peninsula. Labrador is known for being home to the Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay.
Surrounded by the sea, the water plays a huge part in the province’s history, economy, way of life. etc. There is a strong Celtic heritage present throughout this province that has welcomed so many immigrants from across the Atlantic Ocean for centuries. The strong Celtic influence shows up in dance, speech, and song. Read about the Music of Newfoundland and Labrador. Its history includes early settlers who were Europeans, Norsemen, and ancient Scandinavians, Basques, Portuguese, Spanish, British, and French. Newfoundland was its own country until the British government established a Commission of Government in 1934.
As with all of Canada’s provinces, the province offers lush, magnificent parkland such as that seen in this video on Gros Morne National Park. You can find out more about Newfoundland & Labrador by visiting the province’s Tourism, Culture, Industry, and Innovation Site.
If you are thinking about settling in Newfoundland & Labrador, let Migrating Bird Immigration Services help you find your way through the province’s Permanent Resident Programs. Call 604-362-1969 for expert help.