You probably have a lot of questions about how it is in Newfoundland and Labrador and how it is all going to work. We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions below, have a read and if there are still some unanswered questions don't hesitate to contact us.
Is there healthcare for international students in NL?
Yes there is, however you must apply for it. You can read more here. Most educational institutions have additional insurance provided for international students. To find out more message your educational institution.
International students usually have a few options of where to stay. For example Memorial University of Newfoundland offers on-campus accommodation on both St. John's and Grenfell campuses, and College of North Atlantic offers on-campus accommodations on Bay St. George, Burin and Happy Valley-Goose Bay campuses. Otherwise you can find off-campus housing in rentals all around the island. You can learn some of the best platforms where to find house rentals on our Useful Tools page.
Can I work when I study, and are there jobs for me?
Yes, in most cases you can, however conditions apply. Some of the conditions include working less than 20 hours per week and maintaining a good grade average during your studies. Read more in Working while studying.
There are plenty of jobs in NL. Some of the most popular jobs with international students are service and retail that are spread across the province. However, there are other ways you can get a job - you can make one! Read more on Entrepreneurship.
Yes there are. Best way to find them is by contacting your educational institution. This is a great idea, as connecting with students from your country will make it easier to move to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Weather in Newfoundland and Labrador can be unpredictable and therefore it is important to be ready. A warm, waterproof winter jacket and footwear is a must for the winter months. It is also surprisingly windy, therefore windproof jackets are also very useful. The temperatures range from -15 to 30C, and you can expect rain and snow during the same day between November and April. You can read more on Weather in Newfoundland.
Transportation without a car is a challenge. Taxis are the most sure way of getting around towns in Newfoundland and Labrador. However, there is very limited bus transportation. You can read more on Transportation.
There are many things to do, thought sometimes they might appear hard to find. Many international groups organize frequent meetups - the easiest way to find those is through your educational institution. Outdoor activities are also very popular with students and locals alike. For example, hiking, snowmobiling, mountain biking and others. In Corner Brook, Clarenville and Labrador city there are ski resorts attracting many visitors in the Winter. St.John's and Newfoundland in general has a very rich cultural living - there are many plays, concerts and shows. There are also many art galleries around St. John's. Additionally, there is a growing culture of craft breweries across Newfoundland and Labrador, there are many to explore and enjoy with friends.
These are just some of our favourite things to do. You can read about some more on our Sports and Activities page or visit the government's tourist webpage for interesting tips on what to do here.