About Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador joined the great country of Canada in 1949 bringing rich natural resources and a genuine people. It is a province that is wealthy in history and culture, and known around the world for the warmth, kindness, and welcoming nature of its people.
The province has been welcoming newcomers for more than 500 years, and it is widely recognized that the social, cultural and economic contributions of people from all parts of the world have a great and positive effect on our province.
Newfoundland and Labrador is home to a rich culture rooted in music, storytelling, good food, and a strong sense of community. It is a land of clean air, open spaces, safety and security. Our low crime rate is due to an inherent sense of community and the concern for our neighbour that comes with it. If you are looking to immigrate to a true community and are interested in building a life in a place you can call home then Newfoundland and Labrador is the right place for you.
Some other key facts about this province are:
- Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly province in Canada and is strategically positioned between North America and Europe – just a 5 hour flight from London.
- St. John's (the capital city) is one of the Oldest Cities in North America
- Newfoundland is the only region in the whole of Canada which has its own time zone (This means that we get to celebrate National events - Canada Day, New Years, etc. a half an hour ahead of the rest of the country!)
- It was on Signal Hill, St. John's on December 12, 1901 where the first transatlantic wireless message was received.
This website provides practical and current information that will help you decide to choose Newfoundland and Labrador as your home.