Information for Newcomers

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St. John’s, the capital city of Canada’s most easterly province – Newfoundland and Labrador – centred in a region where over 40% of the population resides. As the province’s urban and economic core, there’s no shortage of modern amenities to enjoy. St. John’s is brimming with a rich heritage and culture all its own, while offering newcomers opportunity, cultural inclusiveness, safety and harmony.


For immigration – We are committed to welcoming international newcomers to work, study and build a life here – Learn more at Immigrating to Newfoundland and Labrador or start with this helpful FAQ. Also recommended is reviewing the IRCC (Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada) Help Centre FAQ

For employers – The Atlantic Immigration Program is a Government of Canada program designed to help employers in Atlantic Canada hire skilled workers who want to immigrate here and for international graduates who wish to stay.

For newcomers – For a series of helpful newcomer resources – visit  To find a neigbourhood that suits you and your family, visit our Neighbourhood Profiles section.