vanessa

Perth, Australia

#21 Jun 25, 2009
sarah wrote:
I am a newly qualified general nurse from Ireland and was approached by an agency offering a job in Newfoundland.
My family and I are considering the move we have two young children aged 7 and 8 years so it would be a big move!!.
Can anyone direct me to some websites that could give more information about Newfoundland as we know very little about the place! The agency said that my husband would get a job easily he is a plasterer although what I have read to date seems to conflict with what I was told!?
Are the summers there quite warm or alike the irish summers damp and unpredictable? What age do children start school? OOh so many questions to ask!!!
Hi there - we are moving to Newfoundland and I have found this website - nlmoms.com - it is just other mums living in NL and they have helped me out with schools, dancing etc...have a look - it is a forum!
Good luck
sarah

Mullingar, Ireland

#22 Jun 25, 2009
thank you
Katie

Calgary, Canada

#23 Jul 28, 2009
KLS wrote:
I would love love love to live in Newfoundland. I'm from Alberta and I really want to go somewhere completely different but not actually leave Canada. So Newfoundland is one of my first choices. Right now I'm a student in Edmonton and I hate this city. I have realized that the only cities I could actually live in and not hate are Saskatoon and Winnipeg...and so I'm wondering if St. John's is anything like these cities or more like Edmonton? Or should I be looking to rural Newfoundland?
Just returned from our first visit to NFLD and we want to move there. We are from Saskatoon originally and now live in Alberta, and know what you mean by 'similar place', the people of NFLD are extremely friendly, more so than even the prairies, didn't go so St. Johns, but would suggest it is nothing like Edmonton... Certainly would be busier than the rural areas - we spent a week in BonaVista Bay and that's where we intend to move to. Good Luck. Anywhere in NFLD would be better than Alberta - guaranteed.
Katie

Calgary, Canada

#24 Jul 28, 2009
Helen wrote:
Just found this forum and reading with great interest. I too have dreams of Newfoundland. Never been there, but have met many fine natives here in Toronto.
I'm a musician, currently working for myself in Toronto entertaining seniors and long term care patients. I have a well estabilished little business here and now I'd like to take it on the road. I'd love to experience Newfoundland for a year. Toronto is killing me.

I'd like to move around a bit, make friends, maybe rent rooms in houses for short periods.
Are there many nursing and seniors homes? I love the music scene and would like to hear the locals play, possible join in. Any suggestions? Thanks Helen
They would welcome you with open arms. We went to several restaurants on our visit (just back 2 days ago) and musicians come into the restaurants and play while the customers dance and play spoons - awesome experience. See you there - we're moving in.
Katie

Calgary, Canada

#25 Jul 28, 2009
sarah wrote:
I am a newly qualified general nurse from Ireland and was approached by an agency offering a job in Newfoundland.
My family and I are considering the move we have two young children aged 7 and 8 years so it would be a big move!!.
Can anyone direct me to some websites that could give more information about Newfoundland as we know very little about the place! The agency said that my husband would get a job easily he is a plasterer although what I have read to date seems to conflict with what I was told!?
Are the summers there quite warm or alike the irish summers damp and unpredictable? What age do children start school? OOh so many questions to ask!!!
Jump at the chance. The whole island is one big family and they will welcome you with open arms. Extremely friendly people, though not intrusive. We just came home 2 days ago from a holiday there and we fell in love with the place, we're moving there after the school year - only because it starts in a month. They told us that St. John's is 'booming' construction is a major thing there, so he shouldn't have any trouble with work. Hopefully that's the side of the island they have posted you on. The Corner Brook side is very 'tourist', so avoid that if possible. See you there.
Laura

AOL

#26 Aug 7, 2009
My husband and I have dreamed of living in Newfoundland after a wonderful visit in 2001. Now, it seems our dream may come true as I have been offered a job in Roddickton.

My question is: What is Roddickton like??? We are making a trip there next month but the suspense is killing me. Anyone from the area who could fill us in?

Would really appreciate any help and guidance about the move as well.
Tim

Campbellford, Canada

#27 Aug 8, 2009
My wife and I and three kids are now planning a move to Nefoundland and from what I can tell St. Anthony appears to be a great fit for what we are looking for. My wife is a Social Worker and I am a Singer Songwriter/Banker. My three kids are outgoing and are also singers. I like the town and have read the website completely. We also have friends who are from this town and helped with information. We are hoping to be there before September school starts. My kids are 7,9,12 and are excited. I am hoping there is lots of work for someone like me. If you know anything about St. Anthony in the far north of the northern peninsula of Newfoundland please let me know. I would also like to point out that my dad and grandmother were from Newfoundland and I find the term "Newfie" to be a little put offing. Am I wrong to think that this term is a little off. I would proudly call my dad a newfoundlander not a "newfie" I always hear this term from those who are not from Newfoundland. Can anyone from there let me know if I am right. See you all soon in the wonderful town of St. Anthony.
vanessa

Perth, Australia

#28 Aug 8, 2009
My husband is from Newfoundland and has lived in Australia with me for 10 years, we are now moving back to Newfoundland for a couple of years. He does not find the term 'Newfie' at all off putting. He is proud to be a Newfie. People only have good things to say about Newfies wherever we go and whoever we meet - everyone always seems to know a Newfie - and yes there are always the Newfie jokes that always come out - but he finds them funny. Infact he had a personalised registration plate made for his car here in Australia and it proudly said 'NEWFIE'
Kelly

Stoney Creek, Canada

#29 Sep 6, 2009
My husband and I have a small business in hamilton ontario. A computer store for that matter. We are getting sick of the city, it is dirty and full of hookers and too many things happening here. I have a son who is 1 yr old and I don't want him growing up here. I also have an ebay store so I can go anywhere I want to live. Is it a good idea? I was born in Labrador and have visited St. John's (where I would like to to live) but I am afraid because my husband never been there and I don't want it to be a mistake.

Help me?
Rosie

Calgary, Canada

#30 Oct 12, 2009
Just happened on this site and found everyone's comments so similar to my own. I live in Alberta and am very tired of the pace and find that going back to my roots is looking more attractive as I get older. The people there are very friendly-unbelieveably so. So refreshing after city life. Fresh air, beautiful views of the ocean, rain, snow, fog, great music, what's not to like! Move over here I come!!!
Derek

Calgary, Canada

#31 Oct 25, 2009
To Kelly:

I wouldn't wory about your husband too much. I've live all over this country (lived in Guelph, Ontario, so I know that Hamilton is one of the LAST places you want to raise a family!:D)

Of all the places I've been, Newfoundland has some of the nicest people who are always ready sit down, regardless of the time of day, and with a perfect stranger, to have a discussion over a cup of Timmies.

Take a 2 week trip out there and talk to as many people you can... I guarantee that he'll want to revisit... and soon!

As for your business - down on the rock, there's always a demand for ANYTHING in the electronics field - you can make a killing in that computer shop of yours. Plus, it's the best place to sit on your deck on frount of the ocen with a coffee in the morning and watch the whales and iceburgs float by peacefully. Your most difficult taks is going to be finding a good location, since outside of the malls most shops are renovated, former houses.

THANK GOD I'M GOING BACK!!!!!(just not soon enough.)

To Tim:

A Newfoundlander usually wears the name "Newfie" with the utmost pride... and you can say that a Newfie said so ;)
Charlene Forsythe

Toronto, Canada

#32 Nov 13, 2009
Hi I and a friend are relocating from Toronto to Le Scei Newfoundland ( two apartment contents 1 bachelor and one bedroom ) We require a large van for moving two men, middle to late December 2009. Please advise on costs, etc. Thank you from two almost islanders going down the road. Bye for now.
HeHeHe

Delmar, NY

#33 Nov 20, 2009
I lived in NL for 2.5 years, coming from Ontario.

Positives:
- nice clean air
- superb landscapes
- cheaper houses

Negatives:
- weather (the list is endless: very long winters, up to 6 m of wet snow per year, lots of freezing rain, very windy, very foggy, very cloudy)
- everything (except houses) is more expensive than on the mainland
- people tend to be nicer with visitors only
- if they find out that you moved, they become grumpier --- like you stole something from them
prisoner

Dildo, Canada

#34 Nov 24, 2009
Do not do anything stupid. Yes Newfoundland is nice but it really sucks to live here.I have been stuck here for over a year and Im about ready to blow my brains out because its so boring. Maybe in the city its a bit different but else where you need a car to go everywhere. Theres no buses.no side walks no 911 service, no fast food, no pizza delivery,no coffee shops,no banks,maybe one store but the selection inside will suck.I could keep going on but you see the picture. Its like Newfoundland got stuck in the past.
Judith

Canada

#35 Nov 26, 2009
Where are you in NL?
There are great convienence stores - they have videos and booze as well as the usual junk!!!
What have you done to amuse yourself?
Maybe the boring is coming from somewhere else??????????
prisoner wrote:
Do not do anything stupid. Yes Newfoundland is nice but it really sucks to live here.I have been stuck here for over a year and Im about ready to blow my brains out because its so boring. Maybe in the city its a bit different but else where you need a car to go everywhere. Theres no buses.no side walks no 911 service, no fast food, no pizza delivery,no coffee shops,no banks,maybe one store but the selection inside will suck.I could keep going on but you see the picture. Its like Newfoundland got stuck in the past.
NewfieNativeSon

Ajax, Canada

#36 Dec 28, 2009
I think it would be pretty easy since the government is hoping for people to move to Newfoundland. They miht even ive you money to start your small business. There's a place back there called THE VENTURE CENTRE that helps people just like yourself. I am a native Newfoundlander thinking of moving back myself. St John's is nice, but if you're a lake person, you miht wanna check out communities from oobies all the way west to Gander. Nice lakes there.
NewfieNativeSon

Ajax, Canada

#37 Dec 28, 2009
---prisoner wrote:
Do not do anything stupid. Yes Newfoundland is nice but it really sucks to live here.I have been stuck here for over a year and Im about ready to blow my brains out because its so boring. Maybe in the city its a bit different but else where you need a car to go everywhere. Theres no buses.no side walks no 911 service, no fast food, no pizza delivery,no coffee shops,no banks,maybe one store but the selection inside will suck.I could keep going on but you see the picture. Its like Newfoundland got stuck in the past.---

To the fking idiot that wrote that, screw you, like it or leave it. You're probabley in prison there or on welfare anyway. People like you make the place look bad. Go jump of the Cabot Tower or something ya bum.
Aussie

St. John's, Canada

#38 Dec 28, 2009
NewfieNativeSon wrote:
---prisoner wrote:
Do not do anything stupid. Yes Newfoundland is nice but it really sucks to live here.I have been stuck here for over a year and Im about ready to blow my brains out because its so boring. Maybe in the city its a bit different but else where you need a car to go everywhere. Theres no buses.no side walks no 911 service, no fast food, no pizza delivery,no coffee shops,no banks,maybe one store but the selection inside will suck.I could keep going on but you see the picture. Its like Newfoundland got stuck in the past.---
To the fking idiot that wrote that, screw you, like it or leave it. You're probabley in prison there or on welfare anyway. People like you make the place look bad. Go jump of the Cabot Tower or something ya bum.
I agree. We moved here a couple of months ago but it is not our first time here and we love it. Prisoner - no-one is making you stay so go back to wherever you are from and stop polluting this forum.
ibmxdup

Toronto, Canada

#39 Jan 18, 2010
We are a gay couple moving to St. Johnís from Toronto. Everything about Newfoundland is what we have been looking for. The only problems we have encountered is finding work. We have to convince ourselves that life is not about a huge paycheque and apply ourselves to the thoughts of less space, less things and more life. The Newfoundlanders have been nothing but kind and helpful in our search. We will be going next week to find and finalize a place to live and canít wait to start our new life. See you on the Rock.
WestCoaster

Victoria, Canada

#40 Feb 25, 2010
I am a Univeristy student from Vancouver island BC who just found out that my transfer to MUN has been accepted.
While Vancouver Island is wonderful, the cost of living here is outrageous. I have heard that things are much cheaper in Newfoundland. Almost everyone I have talked to says I will love it there. But what worries me is that I have also heard that there are not many young people and that work can be hard to find. I will be living in St. John's and, though I am a little nervous, I can't wait for September now.

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