Computer Jobs in Newfoundland – Part 2

In the last article, Computer Jobs in Newfoundland – Part 1, we explored some of the largest employers within the province, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University and the various regional health authorities.  Computer Jobs in Newfoundland – Part 2 continues along the same lines and looks at several other government employers with computer departments.

When searching for a computer job in Newfoundland, one must not forget the Federal Government of Canada.  With several agencies and departments with locations across the province, the Federal Government of Canada employs a variety of computer professionals.  Departments such as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Service Canada, Environment Canada and Public Works Canada have a large enough presence across the island to employ a variety of computer professionals.

If you are searching for a computer job with the Federal Government in Newfoundland, expect the competition to be fierce.  These computer jobs in Newfoundland are some of the most sought positions in the province and offer an above average salary, excellent benefit package and an indexed pension plan.

Several Newfoundland municipalities also employ computer professionals.  The City of Corner Brook, City of Mount Pearl and the City of St. John’s all have computer departments.  While municipal government positions offer stability, the standard salary offered is below that of both the provinicial and federal government but typically pay better than some private employers in Newfoundland.

With computer jobs in the public service being some of the most sought after jobs in Newfoundland, anyone who has entered the job search market in this field should not limit their search to just these areas.  While many areas of Newfoundland and Labrador do not have a large industrial or manufacturing base, there are some areas and many private companies with large enough operations to offer dedicated computer jobs to support their Newfoundland operations.

In Part 3 of Computer Jobs in Newfoundland, we will explore some of the private companies to contact as part of job search.