Newfoundland and Labrador set to begin virtual immigration and job fair series this week

Beginning on September 20, Newfoundland and Labrador will hold their first of five virtual immigration and job fairs for foreign nationals.

This Wednesday, the provincial government in Newfoundland and Labrador will be conducting a virtual immigration and job fair for prospective newcomers to Canada from countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.

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Note: This job fair will take place virtually, beginning at 8 pm Korea Standard Time (KST)

The first in a series of five fairs between now and March 2024, these job fairs are being held for prospective Canadian newcomers. The Government says these fairs will give attendees the chance to:

  • Receive direct access to employers hiring in your field
  • Network with employers
  • Upload your resume which employers can review
  • Attend a live Immigration Program information session and ask questions directly to Immigration Officers
  • Learn about the steps to immigrate to Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Learn about what it is like to live in Newfoundland and Labrador including the cost of living, lifestyle, jobs, salaries, population size and more

To register and learn more about the first fair in this series, for potential newcomers from East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania, click here.

Upcoming Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration and Fairs

The following will outline the dates, times and regions for the remaining four fairs in this series. Each group of regions will be hyperlinked to the webpage for that fair.

October 25, 2023: Africa – 6 pm West Africa Time (WAT)

November 16, 2023: Europe/Central Asia – 7 pm Irish Standard Time (IST)

January 24, 2024: Middle East/South Asia – 6 pm Gulf Standard Time (GST)

March 27, 2024: The Americas – 7 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Note: Registration for each fair can be completed at the respective hyperlink provided above, where you can also find Frequently Asked Questions about the event

Immigrating to and Living in Newfoundland and Labrador

In 2022, Newfoundland and Labrador was found to be Canada’s happiest province according to Statistics Canada. This may be the case for a multitude of reasons but is nonetheless a signal that this province has a generally positive reputation, making it a worthwhile consideration for newcomers looking to settle in Canada.

Among the advantages of settling in Newfoundland and Labrador as a newcomer are the province’s affordability, cultural richness, safety, proximity to nature, and respect for education.

For instance, this province is often praised for having some of Canada’s most affordable housing options, including condominiums, semi- and fully detached homes and townhouses. Additionally, the minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador is currently $14.50, a figure that is on par with the rest of the country. However, the province is also expected to raise minimum wages again on October 1, 2023.

These affordability measures and rising minimum wage figures mean newcomers to Canada will likely be able to better adjust to life in a new country and experience a better quality of life as a whole.

For more information on landing and settling in Newfoundland and Labrador, click here to learn about everything from housing and employment to education, taxation and newcomer services across the province.

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