Next Stop ... Newfoundland


Sarah Peddie

Here at Odyssey, we offer jobs in big cities all over the world which attract candidates to go to work and live in. However, we also have jobs in remote towns within the countries overseas. 

If you are not a big city kind of person, then maybe you should consider moving to a small town. Living and working in a small town has its many perks and advantages as you will find out in this article.

Newfoundland - Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly part of Canada and situated in the Eastern province. It has some wild landscape which was shaped by ice ages and left a rugged coastline with high cliffs and deep fjords. Inland you will find miles of moorland and forest which are inhabited by moose and caribou. 

The population of the whole province is just over 500,000 people. The capital is St. John’s where around about a fifth of Newfoundland’s population lives. All around the island, there are small coastal towns and former fishing villages that have amazing scenery, sea life and bird sites.  

There are many trails that follow the coast and they include some historic sites such as the first known Viking settlement and landing sites of early European explorers. Newfoundland is full of rich history and culture which can be very interesting for tourists and expats. 

The residents of Newfoundland and Labrador are very welcoming and were listed in the Top 10 friendliest cultures in the world by Maclean’s magazine.

Due to the marine climate the average temperature in summer is around 16°C and 0°C during the winter time in Newfoundland. Labrador winters can be a lot harsher but in the summer, the temperature can rise to 25°C.

There are plenty of interesting things to do around the province from water activities in the summer months like kayaking, rafting and diving to snow sports in the winter such as skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. There are plenty of outdoor activities for the family to enjoy. 

If you like wildlife then the Eastern province is the place for you. It is one of the most spectacular places to go and whale watch - the world’s largest population of humpback whales are back every year to feed. Along with around 20 species of dolphin. You can see them by boat, kayak or on land. 

Newfoundland and Labrador is home to over 35 million seabirds and around 350 different species. If you are a birdwatching fanatic then this is the place for you as you can get up close to all the different types of birds that live in the province. 

There are plenty of festivals to enjoy around the Eastern province all year, so a party around the towns is fairly common. In the summer, there is an 11-day stretch of festivals in the capital city. Some of these include the historic Royal St. John’s Regatta, Buskers Festival, Folk Festival and the lively George Street Festival. 

Have you ever thought about a move to Canada or somewhere else abroad? Then register with Odyssey Recruitment today and we could take you one step closer to your dream job.