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  • The Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service

  • Riches from the Earth

    Summer field project in July 2007 in the Benedict Mountains, coastal Labrador just south of Makkovik.

  • History in the Ground

    Reproductions based on sealing harpoons that have been recovered in whole or in part from archaeology sites in Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Making a Difference
  • Designers and Problem Solvers
  • Keeping the Water Clean
  • Staying on Track
  • Getting into It

    Shoal Point drilling site on the Port au Port Peninsula.

  • Keeping Farm Animals Healthy
  • Ensuring a Cold Harvest
  • The Way Home
  • Shaping the Future

Public service professionals, no matter what the occupation, choose to focus their talents and energy toward serving our province, guided and defined not solely by their technical skills and expertise, but more importantly, by their shared pride and commitment to serving Newfoundland and Labrador. This is public service. This is who we are.

This is what we do.

The following career profiles are a sample of the many professions that make up the Newfoundland and Labrador public service.


The mining industry is cyclical, and while gold is always a hot commodity, this year the market darling might be uranium and next year it could be nickel and copper.
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With 9,000 years of human habitation, there’s a lot of history in the ground in this province. the long-lost stories and artifacts of several aboriginal groups, plus those of the early Europeans, are a priceless heritage. Continue reading...

Social Workers

How would you like to work in a profession in which your focus is helping people create positive change in their lives?
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When the provincial government decides to build a new hospital, Engineers help design it, ensuring that it’s comfortable and safe. Continue reading...

Water Technologists

Well, let’s meet the people who help keep it that way in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, the Engineering Technologists from the Water Resources Management Division of the Department of Environment and Conservation.
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Administrative Support Professionals

When you walk into a provincial government office, there is an Administrative Support Professional to answer your questions or point you in the right direction.
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Petroleum Technologists

An oil drilling derrick is a relatively rare sight in this province, and it’s pretty small compared with the offshore rigs that have been operating here for decades.
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Animal Veterinarians

Next time you reach for a carton of milk, or a container of eggs, give a thought to the people responsible for the quality of these products and the health of the animals that produce them. Continue reading...

Aquatic Veterinarians

Imagine being part of a profession that grows the rural economy. The aquaculture industry continues to grow in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, accounting for over $92 million of the province’s $827 million fishery value in 2009.
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Heavy Equipment Technologists

It’s 5:00 am and it’s stormy... a snowplow has broken down. A call goes out to the Heavy Equipment Technician (mechanic) who is a vital part of a team that maintains access to Newfoundland and Labrador communities.
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Public Policy Professionals

When a department decides it needs to solve a problem, policy analysts, planners and researchers look for best practices. Continue reading...