Fancy a new life in Canada? Newfoundland and Labrador’s Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Dublin. The event takes place on Saturday 13th October at Croke Park’s Hogan Suite.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly province of Canada. It has two main landmasses: the island of Newfoundland and mainland Labrador to the northwest. Nearly all of the province’s residents speak English as their mother tongue. St. John’s is the capital as well as the seat of government.Newfoundland and Labrador is also home to Acadian and Francophone communities with a rich history and vibrant present.
A long history of Irish settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador means few places share as much in common with Ireland. Here, you will find familiar accents, music, cultural activities – and even faces.
A Brief History
Newfoundland was a colony and later a dominion of the United Kingdom. It became the tenth province to enter the Canadian Confederation on March 31, 1949, as “Newfoundland.” The province’s official name became Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001.
Newfoundland and Labrador have a proud history of welcoming newcomers from all regions and cultures of the world. Newcomers to our province are encouraged to maintain and celebrate their culture, while enjoying all that their new home has to offer. There are many community organizations across the province, including faith, culture, and country-of-origin-based groups. Our province’s policy on multiculturalism is based on mutual understanding and respect of all cultures, as well as equality, cross-cultural collaboration, and inclusive citizenship.
The province had a major energy and resources boom in the 21st century. In addition, service industries, especially financial services, health care and public administration, are an important part of the province’s economy.
Traditional industries in the province include fishing. Other significant industries are mining, oil production and manufacturing. Food production and brewing also contribute to the province’s economy.
Tourism is also a significant contributor to the province’s economy. Tourism is most popular throughout the months of June–September, the warmest months of the year with the longest hours of daylight.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) allows the Province to nominate skilled individuals who meet established criteria, for Permanent Resident Status. The NLPNP offers an efficient immigration process for qualified skilled workers, international graduates and their families who wish to settle permanently in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) is an employer driven immigration program aimed at addressing skills gaps and labour market needs in the four Atlantic Provinces by assisting employers in attracting and retaining skilled workers.
To participate, employers must meet certain requirements, including a commitment to support the newcomer and their family as they integrate into their new life in Atlantic Canada. Employers can bring workers through AIP’s High Skilled, Intermediate Skilled, and International Graduate categories.