Adjusting to life in Newfoundland and Labrador is about settling into the rhythm of everyday life. Learning the language and taking care of your and your family’s education, healthcare, accommodations, transportation, banking and other day-to-day necessities are all a part of the settlement process.
A big part of settling into a new place is about meeting people. In this section you will also find information to help you integrate into the community and meet new people through volunteering activities, sports and recreation, multicultural events and activities and through religious organizations and church groups.
Here are some good resources to get you started.
Moving to Canada: Developed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
A Guide to Immigration in Newfoundland And Labrador
The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour offers a suite of information and promotion cards and brochures to help potential applicants learn more about the programs offered by the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism. Programs administered by the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism are the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. As part of The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador commitments to develop resources to educate partners on their roles in attracting, settling and retaining immigrants, as well as inform and educate employers on immigration programs and processes, the Department has developed a number of resources for employers, applicants, communities and other key stakeholders. For more information, click here.
NLSIP (Newfoundland and Labrador Settlement and Integration Program)
Social, economic, and cultural integration of newcomers to the province supports retention, and is key to achieving better outcomes for all Newfoundland and Labrador residents and communities. The Newfoundland and Labrador Settlement and Integration Program (NLSIP) is designed to make the settlement and integration journeys of immigrants in Newfoundland and Labrador smoother through supports to service providers, with the ultimate goal of successful integration and long-term residency in the province.
Recognizing cultural events and holidays supports increased awareness of diversity and can help all residents feel welcome throughout the province.
The Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism has developed a diversity calendar to promote various cultural holidays and events, in response to input from communities, libraries, employers, schools, and other stakeholders interested in organizing multicultural activities.
The diversity calendar will be issued annually, and will feature cultural holidays and events celebrated by various cultural groups living in Newfoundland and Labrador. If you would like to suggest a holiday for inclusion in future editions of the calendar, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. To access the calendar, click here.