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Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s easternmost province, with the island portion of Newfoundland located just off the Atlantic coast. Newfoundland’s vast wilderness, scenic coast lines and colorful communities offer a unique lifestyle full of arts, culture and outdoor activities for all seasons. Newfoundland’s low cost of living and affordable housing make it an attractive option for those looking to settle down in Canada.

Fast Facts

What is the population of Newfoundland and Labrador?

Approximately 500,000

What is the main language spoken in Newfoundland and Labrador?


What is the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador?

St. John’s – located on the Avalon portion of the island of Newfoundland.

What is the climate like in Newfoundland and Labrador?

The climate can vary from coast to coast, however all four seasons are experienced province wide throughout the calendar year, and our very own special mix of rain, drizzle and fog is not uncommon at any time.

What is the cost of living in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Newfoundland offers a great lifestyle at an affordable cost, with the price of housing in particular being significantly less than most major cities and provinces in other parts of Canada.

Where do I find more information about housing?

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) website offers an extensive search engine and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers great resources for newcomers to Canada:



How do I get there?

Newfoundland and Labrador has an extensive highway network for driving access as well as airports, and the island portion of Newfoundland specifically can be reached by plane or ferry. For more information see the link below:


Where can I find information about immigration?

Both the Canadian federal government and Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government provide immigration services:



Where can I find information about taxation?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is the government body responsible for tax administration in Canada. Income in Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador is taxed in brackets, with portions of income taxed at different rates. Please see the links below:




How do I learn more?

Check out the links below for more information:

Tourism Newfoundland and Labrador Official Website


Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Official Website


Government of Canada Official Website