Arriving and living in Canada


Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly province in Canada. At almost one-and-three-quarters times the size of Great Britain, the majority of our residents live in urban areas.

Newfoundland and Labrador offers a distinct culture and warm hospitality to visitors. It has several diverse regional areas, each with its own spectacular scenery and landscape.

The capital city of St. John’s is the oldest city in North America and has a metro area population of about 181,113. Located on the Avalon Peninsula, on the eastern shores of the province, St. John’s offers city living combined with beautiful nature. The city has something for everyone from outdoor recreation to cultural events to entertaining nightlife.

More information on our university, city and province can be found here and here.

Memorial’s Internationalization Office (IO) offers services to help international students with arrival and living in St. John’s including airport greeting service, accommodations, health insurance, academic and career options and getting settled in St. John's.

If you have any questions, please contact