Computer Jobs in Newfoundland – Part 1

Finding computer jobs in Newfoundland poses many unique challenges.  With a large rural population, the opportunities for the computer professional are often limited to the larger urban centres in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Computer jobs in Newfoundland will typically be located in areas such as Corner Brook, St. John’s and Gander.  However, that is not to say that opportunities for employment in the computer industry are limited just to the larger centres in Newfoundland and Labrador.  For those who are seeking employment in the information technology field in Newfoundland, job searches should first concentrate on the larger centres and larger employers in the province.

For those interested in computer jobs in Newfoundland, one of the first placed to check would be employment opportunities with the Newfoundland and Labrador Government.  As one of the largest employers in the province, the Newfoundland and Labrador Government employment site will list various positions from the many government departments or government affiliated employers such as the College of the North Atlantic.

Another major employer in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador with a large computer infrastructure is Memorial University of Newfoundland.  With a campus located in Corner Brook and St. John’s, Memorial University offers job opportunities to computer professionals across the island, whether directly employed by the university or one of the many researchers at the university.

With the geographic dispersion in Newfoundland, many areas have health authorities responsible for large areas.  Finding a computer job in the Newfoundland health sector may come from visiting one of these regional health authorities.  Eastern Health, Central Health and Western Health all post employment opportunities on their websites. 

Finding a computer based job with one of these employers in Newfoundland is perhaps one of the most prized positions in the information technology industry.  While average salaries in these computer jobs will often be less than industry standards, the stability of a government job when coupled with an above average salary and benefit package makes these computer jobs some of the most competitive opportunities in Newfoundland.

Stay tuned for Computer Jobs in Newfoundland – Part 2, as we explore other employers in the province.