Newfoundland and Labrador’s colourful towns hugging its dramatic coasts, its ancient forests and its wildlife, from moose to whales, have attracted adventurous tourists for decades. But now, with new visa programmes and a positive ‘Way Forward’ immigration policy, the province is becoming a new destination for those looking to start a new life overseas. So, if you’re thinking of of making 2019 the year you move here, find out about life and the best places to live in Newfoundland and Labrador.
A home away from home
‘Newfies’, as the locals are nicknamed, are known for their friendly welcome to outsiders. In fact, Maclean magazine named Newfoundland culture as one of the ten friendliest in the world. And don’t get them wrong – Newfoundlanders will tell you that they do have their own regional culture. They had self-governing status as a dominion in the British Empire up to 1948, when high war debt led the state to join in confederation with Canada. They’re proud of their local markers of identity, including the distinctive Irish-influenced accent!