Newfoundland and Labrador is the most eastern province in Canada situated at the north-eastern part of North America. The Strait of Belle Isle divides the province into two geographical territories: Labrador, which represents a large area of mainland Canada, and Newfoundland, an island in the Atlantic Ocean. There are over 7,000 small islands in the province. The population of the province stood at 528, 817 as of July 2017.
Many sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador are growing, including offshore oil, mining, aquaculture, and tourism. Export of goods and services demonstrates an increase of 1.6%, for the most part, due to export growth in crude oil and refined petroleum.
The Hebron Oil Project and other project developments allow for capital investment. Every year, from 5,000 to 6,000 people come to Newfoundland and Labrador from other parts of Canada to work. The mediate weekly earnings rose by 1.7%, which is about $1,034 per week.
The energy sector will continue offering great potential for the provincial economy.
Apart from kindergarten, early childhood and secondary schools, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador offer the Adult Basic Education Program and the General Educational Development (GED), which is a provincial high school equivalency for adult learners. The teaching is also offered in French and eligible school children can avail of a bursary to participate in summer programs.
The province's public post-secondary institutions are the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the College of the North Atlantic. The mediate tuition costs rank the second lowest in the country at around $2,600 per year. There are also a number of privately operated, government-regulated Career Colleges throughout the province. International students are more than welcome to come to this province.
The distinctive culture of Newfoundland greatly relies on the traditional importance of fisheries. Most people live in coastal fishing villages, so the influence of this culture keeps on breathing. Newfoundland’s strong communities and a strong provincial identity were developed during the time when it was an independent dominion. Newfoundlanders are very friendly and this is why they are loved across Canada.
There are many festivals to celebrate. For example, the Trails Tunes festival in Gros Morne National Park is a great combination of outdoor entertainment and indoor activities. Elliston’s Roots, Rants and Roars can offer delicious cuisine and entertainment.
Live theater in Newfoundland and Labrador is very popular. Many visitors enjoy the Shakespeare by the Sea productions in St. John’s and Perchance Theater.
So there are many things to do and to celebrate in Newfoundland and Labrador.
St. John’s, the provincial capital, is located on the island of Newfoundland. The city is the oldest settlement founded by the English in all of North America.
Famous explorer John Cabot arrived there in 1497. Back in the early 1600s, there had been a small settlement, but with the arrival of Spanish, Portuguese and French fishermen, the number of residents increased significantly.
The city suffered several attacks in naval conflicts as well as the great fire of 1892, but the persistent residents continued to rebuild.
St. John's is growing, especially since the increase in oil and gas exploration. Consequently, St. John's attracts the highest number of scientists and engineers of any city with a population under 1 million in North America.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) is a provincial immigration program which exists under the agreement with the Government of Canada. Through PNP, the Province can select and nominate eligible international workers to work and live in Newfoundland and Labrador. Employers also can use NLPNP to hire international workers.
The categories of the NLPNP for international candidates include: