Thinking of moving to Newfoundland - ...
aussie

Canada

#41 Feb 25, 2010
There are signs everywhere you look saying 'Help Wanted' you shouldnt have a problem finding part time or full time owrk - I suppose it just depends where you want to work.
Frann

Placentia, Canada

#42 Feb 25, 2010
you will have no problems here in NL. People are great very friendly, lots of young people (check out the Health Sciences cafeteria any day at lunch time. Wall to wall young people. Check out [email protected] for jobs. Good luck!
Wow - WestCoaster

Greenville, SC

#43 Feb 28, 2010
WestCoaster: I hope you do realize you're moving from the place with the best weather in Canada to the place with the worst weather.

Try to post again in one year from now. If you still like it, you're a hero!
David

Edmonton, Canada

#44 May 30, 2010
Well, I know it may be a little late to post, but I wondered if anyone would be able to give me some advice. My family and I are planning on moving to Newfoundland (St. John's) and my big concern is obtaining a job. We're originally from Alberta and I'm earning a high wage here and have a stable job, but the University here doesn't offer what my son and daughter want- we are a close family and I want them to be happy, but I also want to know what the work is like there in terms of construction. I work as a site superintendent here, and wondered if there is a call for this there.

Thanks.
Wandrer

Amman, Jordan

#45 Jun 21, 2010
Hi, this is an interesting forum, i've been searching the web for days now looking for info about newfoundland.. and all i found was information about fishing and hiking

well, I own a humble multi-national business, it doesn't make me rich , but i am far from broke :D

I've been around and I've met people with different backgrounds, and I really need to settle down in a place that is called a new found land !! the name itself is attractive, i've read every post here. some were helpful indeed.. even though nobody mentioned night-life lol
well, my questions are,

what its like to rent a shop, somewhere in St. Johns or Corner brook ? the average rent? and what is the rate of the taxes ? and what does it take to register a company ? and what is the average income for people there..

thanking you in advance..
Prairie People

Brandon, Canada

#46 Sep 6, 2010
We might be moving from Manitoba to Newfoundland
We have one question: how are the living costs/expenses vs Prairie and housing?

Plus how is Shopping? Are there malls, Zellers, walmart,winners etc?

What do you guys do for fun?!?

Lots of thanks!!!!!!!
leaving NL

Canada

#47 Sep 7, 2010
we have found the cost of living to be very high, and friends of ours came for a while from Calgary and they couldnt believe how much more expensive it was than there. It is a lovely place but in the winter there is not alot to do and the weather is very wet and miserable. In the summer there are alot of things to do every weekend but the summer literally lasts for 6 weeks if you are lucky.
We thought we would stay for a couple of years but we are leaving after 14 months as it is just too expensive. The cost of food is astronomical and eating out at restaurants is rediculous.
There is walmart, sears, zellers, costco, winners, a couple of malls - very small though. There is Old Navy and The gap.

DOnt get me wrong I like Newfoundland but it was not a good move for us, I hope it is for you.
Prairie People

Brandon, Canada

#48 Sep 7, 2010
Thank you for your post "leavingNL"
We heard about the high living cost and it does sound scary

How is with diversity?
Are there many cultures?
For example Hindus, Muslims etc?

Or is it mostly Anglo population?

Do not mean to be racist just interested in the cultural flair of Newfoundland

If it is multi cultural as Vancouver or Quebec

Thanks again!
leaving NL wrote:
we have found the cost of living to be very high, and friends of ours came for a while from Calgary and they couldnt believe how much more expensive it was than there. It is a lovely place but in the winter there is not alot to do and the weather is very wet and miserable. In the summer there are alot of things to do every weekend but the summer literally lasts for 6 weeks if you are lucky.
We thought we would stay for a couple of years but we are leaving after 14 months as it is just too expensive. The cost of food is astronomical and eating out at restaurants is rediculous.
There is walmart, sears, zellers, costco, winners, a couple of malls - very small though. There is Old Navy and The gap.
DOnt get me wrong I like Newfoundland but it was not a good move for us, I hope it is for you.
leaving NL

Canada

#49 Sep 8, 2010
not very multicultural at all however that is changing alot. When I was here for 3 months 10 years ago I think I saw one person who was not white, now there are quite a few people around. Definately not as multicultural as Vancouver or Quebec but it is certinally changing.
Prairie People

Brandon, Canada

#50 Sep 10, 2010
How is the weather compared to prairies?
We are sick and tired of the looooong and freezing winter

Thanks!
leaving NL

Canada

#51 Sep 10, 2010
well dont get too excited - the winters here are LONG! We literally had 4 warm weeks this year and that was it! The spring is horrible and Rain Drizzle Fog is the usual forcast! The past winter was actually milder than normal, we only had about 4 big snow storms and the rest of the snow was messy and wet.
April L

Oshawa, Canada

#52 Feb 27, 2011
Living in Peterborough, ON right now with my husband and a baby on the way. Do not find the life here as friendly as I imagined. I want to move back to Newfoundland (I left 12 years ago). I think the only option to make any kind of sensible money is St. John's and even then it might be dicey.
Has anyone moved back lately??
glad to be out of there

Scarborough, Australia

#53 Feb 27, 2011
We are out of NL and couldn't be happier, the only sensilbe money you might make is if your husband works away ans did alot of the husbands of my friends I made there. My husband was in a well paying job and he was only bringing home $600 a week if we were lucky - and that was working nearly 50 hours a week. Plus rent is very high and for prices are crazy! Think hard about your decision!!
April L

Oshawa, Canada

#54 Feb 27, 2011
Thanks for the heads up. It makes me realize maybe I don't have it so bad here considering...
Mark

Muscat, Oman

#55 Mar 8, 2011
I've read all of these posts. I mostly disagree with all of them. Everyone thinks that St.John's is the only place to live in NL. Although it is the biggest center, it depends on what type of life you want to live.
I lived in AB for 10 years working in the oilfield, which as anyone can tell you is not much of a life for a young married couple.(All work and no time for play)
2 years ago I got a job overseas only working half a year and I jumped at the chance to live "back home"
If your a big city person NL is probally not the place for you. If your an outdoorsy type person this is the best place in Canada to be.
As far as jobs are concerned, it is true most people work away, but with the recent offshore developments in oil and the Upper Churchill things are looking up.
Houses are expensive in bigger centers, but most smaller places you can get a decent house for under 150k, with rent being under $700
glad to be out of there

Scarborough, Australia

#56 Mar 8, 2011
It is a great outdoor place for the 6 weeks of summer - if you can call that summer! We did a lot of outdoorsy stuff while we could but for most of the year you are trapped inside, especially having young kids. The only place to take your kids for a free (not money free, I mean structure free) play is McDonalds. People from NL love NL an I can understand that if you grew up there you may have more of an attachment to it but I found it a really tough place to live!
codtraps

Whitbourne, Canada

#57 Apr 6, 2011
Hello all.
Just retired from military after 22 years, that would make me 39 !! haha and retired ! ok
Just moved back to St.john's and wow what a difference since the oil boom ! and house prices are just crazy !!! A house 1300 sq feet, 20 years old are going for $230, 000 !!! and that would still need a little tlc, but look out, i'm home after thoses 22 years of combat.
Yes the trouting is still good but come 24 May and it's like," get out of my way, i need to get around you to get to the mouth of the pond" it's just packed in ever pond 30 min outside St.John's !! But if u hunt then the gov just opened the @ parks for moose hunting !!
Come home to NFLD and bring Gortex !
Karmin

Brampton, Canada

#58 May 18, 2011
I've recently completed my phd in psych and have been thinking of moving to newfoundland to just, well....slow things down a little and get out of toronto and it's busy lifestyle. Could anyone suggest the best place to move, if your looking to get into clinical psychology? Also, is Memorial university the only place that can offer a job as a psych prof?....other unis that have psyh programs?
cmmo

Ireland

#59 Jun 10, 2011
hello, me and my family are planning to move to newfoundland from Ireland as soon as our Canadian residency comes through. Is there any work over there? My husband is a welder, fully qualified with 12 years experience. Could have picked anywkere in Canada but wanted to be close to the ocean!! Old habits die hard!! Thanks :)
richard casey

Ireland

#60 Jun 24, 2011
i have been in newfoundland and like the place
people are people where ever if not ruined by ism of any sort

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