Welcome to St. John's

Like a canvass of many colors set against the great outdoors- a visual representation of the unforgettable St.John. The capital city of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the most natural, distinct and livable cities in Canada. The city offers you easy access to nature trails, the best Cod cuisines in all of Canada, rich historical sites and a diverse arts and culture scene to enjoy.

If you successfully completed your Canadian immigration and are new to St.John, this is where you will find all the information to make your move an easy transition.

Demographics

The city of St.John is home to 108,860 people, making it one of Canada's least populated cities. St.John is becoming a prime destination for foreign nationals who want to migrate to Canada and 3% of the population in St.John are foreign born. The official language spoken in St.John is English (98,2%), followed by Chinese (15,1%), Arabic 8.6%), Spanish (7.5%),German (4.3%) and Bengali (4.1%). St. John's is increasingly multicultural and a growing number of events celebrate that cultural diversity. Ethnic, religious, and volunteer groups often organize events within the community to celebrate multiculturalism.

Geography and Climate

View of Signal Hill from St Johns PEI

St.John is the oldest city in North America at the age of 500 years. The city is situated on an island carved in rock and Signal Hill provides stunning views of the city, coastline and the ocean. The landscape is quite rugged with many cliffs and crevassess.

St.John is structured around a cozy, sheltered harbour, and for this reason, it experiences cool summer breezes and snowy winters of a temperate marine climate. The average daily temperatures range from 20℃ in the summer to -1℃ in the winter.

Healthcare

If you completed Canadian immigration, you are eligible to receive the Provincial Medical Care Plan (MCP). The comprehensive medical care insurance was designed to cover the cost of physician services for St.John residents.

What does the Provincial Medical Care Plan (MCP) cover?

  • Visits to a physician's office, hospital or beneficiary's residence;
  • surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including anaesthesia;
  • pre- and post-operative care;
  • complete maternity care;
  • radiology interpretive services; and
  • certain surgical-dental procedures which are medically necessary to be performed in hospital by a dentist or oral surgeon

Travelling and Transportation

Getting around St.John is easy due to the great public transport systems and the active lifestyle of residents which enable them to walk or cycle around town and at the same time, take in the spectacular views of the surrounding nature.

Taxis

Several taxi companies operate in St. John's and surrounding communities. The general taxi rate is C$3,75. Extras that may be added include; child car seats and tours.

A few reliable Taxi companies and phone numbers are:

Company Name Telephone Number
Avalon Taxi 709-722-6070
Bugden's Taxi 709-722-4400
Co-op Taxi 709-726-6666
Goulds Taxi 709-747-7800
City Wide Taxi 709-722-0003

MetroBus

St.John offers Metrobus service throughout the city. The fare for one adult is C$2,50 and bus passes may also be purchased. All low-floor Metrobuses offer free wi-fi. The GoBus is a wheelchair accessible transit system to ensure that accessible, affordable transportation is provided for everyone.

Job Benefits and Major Industries

Fisherman pulling up nets

St.John’s major industries include agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, gas extraction, mining and oil.

Benefits of working in St. John’s include:

  • Competitive Salaries;
  • Competitive Benefits Package;
  • Vacation Entitlements;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Programs;
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan;
  • Training and Development Opportunities;
  • Wellness Programs;
  • Scholarship Program for children of employees;
  • Service Recognition Program; and
  • Inclusive Workplace

The average salary in St.John is approximately C$50, 720 annually. Check what you will be paid on average per year if you migrate to Canada as a:

  • Software developer: C$60,164
  • High School Teacher: C$61,127
  • Carpenter: C$60,000
  • Copywriter: C$42,000
  • Warehouse Manager: C$80,000
  • Truck Driver: C$65,000
  • Registered Nurse: C$56,000
  • Dentist: C$177,000
  • Child Care Provider: C$42,000