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Business Sectors in Gander


The Town of Gander is recognized as the primary aerospace Hub within the province of NL. The aerospace industry is a major economic generator and employer in the region. The sector includes providers of air service and refueling, air navigation services, aerospace manufacturing, repair and overhaul, search and rescue, weather forecasting and industry training.

Industry stakeholders include:

  • GIAA – Gander International Airport Authority 
  • NAV Canada 
  • CFB – Canadian Forces Base 9 Wing Gander  
  • 103 SAR – Search and Rescue Squadron/5 Canadian Rangers Patrol Group (5CRPG) 
  • GovNL Air Services Headquarters (Air Ambulance/Water bombers) 
  • Environment Canada Newfoundland Weather Centre 
  • CNA – College of the North Atlantic (AME/Avionics) 
  • GFT – Gander Flight Training 
  • EVAS – Exploits Valley Air Services 
  • DJ Composites 
  • IMP Aerospace 
  • Briggs Aero 
  • Irving Aviation Services 
  • Woodward Aviation 
  • General Aviation 
  • Allied Aviation 

The Town of Gander is a major conference and event hosting hub within the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Gander’s centralized location, unique venues and ample accommodations make the Town a first choice destination for the hosting of regional, Provincial, Atlantic Canadian and even National events. 

Features Include;

  • Local accommodations for 600+ guest/visitors 
  • Professional Conference capacity up to 800 delegates. 
  • Event Capacity up to 2500 indoor and 10,000+ outside 
  • Sports tournament hosting capacity for mainstream and accessible sports. 
  • Site of regional entertainment events i.e., concerts, performances and specialty entertainment events  
  • Multiple hosting venues with exhibition space and theatre access. 

Gander is a provincial and regional training Hub. Gander offers a variety of post-secondary training programs including unique offerings. 

Training Opportunities Include:

  • CNA – College of the North Atlantic 
  • Memorial University – School of Nursing 
  • Keyin College 
  • GFT – Gander Flight Training 
  • NAV Canada Training Centre 

There are over 500 registered businesses in the Town of Gander.

Business Types Include:

  • Banking and Financial Services 
  • Building Contractors & Services 
  • Business Development Agencies & Associations 
  • Education & Daycare 
  • General Services & Repairs 
  • Manufacturing & Wholesale 
  • Media & Communication 
  • Professional Services 
  • Retail Sales & Services 
  • Transportation & Aviation Services 
  • Utilities 
  • Accommodations 
  • Arts & Entertainment 
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Sports & Fitness 
  • Tourism 
  • Government Services 
  • Health 
  • Community Service Groups 
  • Charitable Organizations 
  • Religious Organizations

The Town of Gander is a regional health care Hub servicing a regional population of approximately 90,000 people in the central/northeast region of the province. A broad range of medical services are offered in Gander through (JPMRHC) James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre: including emergency response, surgery, obstetrics, mental health services, long term care, etc.

 Facilities include:

  • JPMRHC – James Paton Memorial Regional Healthcare Centre 
  • Gander Medical Building 
  • St. Mary’s Medical Clinic 
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Medical Clinic 
  • Main Street Medical 
  • Bell Place Community Health Centre 
  • Central Health Breast Screening Clinic 
  • Central Health Mental Health Clinic 
  • Lakeside Homes 
  • Gander Long Term Care Centre  

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Gander and area are currently experiencing a modern day Gold Rush. Based on promising mineral results, nearly 40 companies have staked mineral claims in the area with a number of advanced drilling campaigns underway. 

  • Gander is host to the annual Central MinEx - Mineral Exploration and Mining Showcase.  
  • Gander is the home base to a number of mineral exploration and service companies. 
  • Potential for a world class gold find.  

The Town of Gander acts as a regional service HUB for a population of approximately 90,000 people. Gander’s centralized location and ease of access makes the Town a logical choice for the provision of regional public services. A range of federal and provincial government services along with private services include:

Government Services

  • Service Canada Centre 
  • Digital Government and Service NL – Service Centre 

Air Services  

  • Gander International Airport 
  • Passenger and cargo services 


  • Regional RCMP detachment and headquarters 

The Town of Gander is a major retail sales and service hub servicing a regional population of approximately 90,000 people in the central/northeast region of the province. Gander is home to both major national retail brands as well as unique local shopping and dining options.  

Features Include;

  • Major national brands for retail, dining, automotive, etc. 
  • A large number of unique local businesses spanning all sectors.  
  • Convenient shopping districts including a Big Box centre, 2 enclosed shopping malls, strip malls, and stand-alone locations.  

Gander is a regional tourism hub within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Gander’s accommodations offerings along with its unique history and adjacency to notable cultural and geographic attractions make it an ideal location from which to explore the Island portion of the province. 

Features Include:

  • Air access from major airports including Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. 
  • Mid way along the Trans-Canada Highway between the major tourism destinations of St. John’s and Gros Morne National Park.   
  • A variety of accommodations to choose from while exploring the region.  
  • Access to historically/culturally significant venues (YQX, Twillingate, Fogo Island, etc.) 
  • Access to geographically signifiant venues/experiences (icebergs, whales, Terra Nova National Park, Gander Lake/River, Exploits River, etc.)  
  • Joseph R Smallwood Arts and Entertainment Centre – Centre for performance and visual arts.

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