|Newfoundland is an island on the east coast
of Canada. Together with Labrador it forms the Canadian province of Newfoundand
and Labrador. The population is approximately 500,000 people, but that
figure is getting lower every year. In 1997 10,000 people chose to leave
Newfoundland, presumably to look for work.
But I think it is a wonderful place to live in some respects and not so great in other. The good far outweighs the bad in my opinion, which is probably why I am still living here. If you can find work here and we get nice weather, which we have had during the last 4 years, Newfoundland has alot to offer. Especially when you consider it has a very low crime rate and extreme weather conditions are almost unheard of. Tornados, hurricanes, floods, really cold temperatures, really hot temperatures, and even severe lightning storms are some things most Newfoundlanders simply know nothing about.
Work is the biggest problem with this province.
There simply isn't enough of it here. Especially in the construction industry,
which is where I was employed. Even in the I.T. industry, where I am now
employed, Newfoundland is not up to par when compared to the opportunities
available in the rest of Canada and the United States. Not only that, salaries
are also lower here than the rest of Canada. Housing prices are probably
one of the lowest in Canada though, which helps take the sting out of the
Here are some facts about Newfoundland:
Check out my Newfoundland links
for more information.