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About Newfoundland

Thinking about Studying in Newfoundland?

The eastern most province in Canada, Newfoundland is a great place to live, visit, and get educated. Widely regarded as the fishing capital of the country and known for its collection of smaller towns that are dispersed across the province, the provincial capital, St. John’s, is the largest and most populated area with more than 100, 000 resident. A predominantly English speaking region, it has a population of just over half a million people that call it home

While known for fishing and related industries in the last, the province has recently experienced a boom in the energy sector and mining industry, creating ample opportunities for careers in these areas

If you are looking to explore what the province has to offer, you will not be disappointed. With 5 distinct regions to visit, numerous provincial and national parks and no shortage of museums, scenic tour routes and lighthouses to visit on the coast, there is something for everyone.

Newfoundland Education Options

Even though the province is smaller in terms of size and population compared to others in the country, there are still a number of great education options for students to consider. There are 5 post-secondary schools to choose from for students considering getting their education in the province. They are:

  • Queen’s College
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Marine Institute
  • College of the North Atlantic
  • Centre for Nursing Studies

Memorial University is the largest and most recognized post-secondary school in the province. While it offers a wide range of academic programs to domestic and international students, the university is known for its maritime studies, medical, mineral, and engineering programs

One unique thing about getting educated in Newfoundland is the opportunity for students to get degrees and diplomas in specialize fields that are directly tied to the provincial economy. Two of the most notable areas of study are marine navigation and aquaculture.

Why Get Education in Newfoundland?

There are many great reasons why Canadian and international students choose to make Newfoundland home when working on their post-secondary degree. They choose colleges and universities in the area because:

  • International students that have graduate from a post-secondary institution in Canada are eligible to apply for permanent residence
  • The Post Graduate Work Permit Program allows foreign students to work in their field of study for 3 years once they have graduated from college or university
  • Students have the unique opportunity to get educated at one of the many satellite campuses of the schools that are located throughout the province.
  • Competitive tuition fees, including scholarships and academic funding opportunities
  • Low cost of living and unique living experience

More Information about Education in Newfoundland

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Schools in Newfoundland

School name Address City Postal Code Phone Number
Centre for Nursing Studies Southcott Hall, 100 Forest Road St Johns A1A 1E5 709-777-8171
College of the North Atlantic 432 Massachusetts Drive Stephenville A2N 2Z6 888-982-2268
Marine Institute 155 Ridge Rd St Johns A1C 5R3 709-864-8000
Memorial University of Newfoundland 230 Elizabeth Ave St Johns A1B 3X9 709-864-8000
Queen's College 210 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 3000 St Johns A1B 3R6 877-753-0116

  • Capital city

    St. John's is the capital and largest city in Newfoundland more

  • Official bird

    The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), also known more

  • Official flower

    Sarracenia purpurea, commonly known as the purple pitcher more


About Newfoundland

  • Population of Newfoundland

    The population of Newfoundland is 514,536 as of the more

  • Largest Cities

    Largest metro areas and municipalities by population as of Newfoundland.. read more

  • Ethnic Mix

    The province is Canada's most linguistically homogenous, more

  • Sports Team

    Newfoundland Rock (Rugby), Swilers RFC (Rugby).


Weather in Newfoundland

  • Average Temperature

    Average maximum and minimum temperatures for cities in Newfoundland read more >