Oil and mining related careers, that account for about 3% of all employment in NL have brought it the greatest chunk of GDP, and have on average the highest salaries. Other significant employers in the province are Health Care and Social Assistance (16.9%), Retail accounts for about 15.7% of all employment and Construction is the third highest with 9.4%.
Some of the greatest growth has been seen in the tech sector over the past few years, fuelled by an increase in private equity investment growth in NL. This has caused a great surge of support of entrepreneurship, and it is now a great time to start a business in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Good tools for finding jobs are Indeed
, and Career Beacon
as well as Kijiji
(usually for more entry level positions). However, lot of the jobs aren't posted, so a good networking, and relationship building plan is always a good idea. It is also important to know how to network and learn how to start a business, our program, Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ NL, can help you with this during our program.