We're glad you're considering the move to Gander!

Our town offers a wonderful lifestyle for both families and young professionals. As with any move, we're sure a major factor in your decision focuses around work.The main economic industries for the Town of Gander are in the areas of transportation, communications, public administration and defence. In addition, a large portion of Gander's economy is driven by the service industry.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is Gander's largest employer, providing a total of 1,247 jobs, led by the health care and education sectors, as well as the Government Air Services Division. The Government of Canada follows with 479 jobs, most associated with 9 Wing CFB Gander. Nav Canada employs 326 workers, while CHC Composites has 105 on staff. Other major employers represent the retail and hospitality sectors. The Town of Gander and Aliant Communications also rank among the top 10 employers.

Gander is currently experiencing an overall employee shortage, with positions available across the retail and hospitality industries, as well as the general construction trades. In addition, the Town is working closely with major aerospace manufacturing and support companies to bring new, full-time, permanent jobs to Gander. These companies are prepared to train motivated high school graduates, though post-secondary education or experience in the skilled trades would be considered assets.Many job openings in the food service, retail and hospitality industries are posted in visible locations at the respective businesses.

Job opportunities may also be advertised on public bulletin boards or in the classified section of the local newspaper. Many available positions, however, can be found through Service Canada's Job Bank, online at www.jobbank.gc.ca or by telephone toll free at 1-800-523-4732. Jobs with the various departments of the Federal Government are advertised and filled through the Public Service Commission of Canada.

Visit the Commission's Employment Opportunities Website at www.jobs-emplois.gc.ca or telephone the Recruitment Information Line toll free at 1-800-645-5605. Information on Provincial Government employment assistance programs and services can be found online at www.hrle.gov.nl.ca/hrle.

The toll free number for the Labour Market and Career Information Hotline is 1-800-563-6600, and the Central Region office of the Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment can be reached by telephone, also toll free, at 1-800-632-4555. (Career Development Specialist).

Information on working in the various departments of the Provincial Government, as well as current employment opportunities, can be found online through the at https://www.hiring.gov.nl.ca/Default.aspx, by clicking through to 'Brown Public Jobs'.

Assistance in planning a job search, preparing resumes and cover letters and accessing government-funded employment programs is available through a number of local resource centres and community-based organizations.

Service Canada

Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to services and benefits such as Employment Insurance Benefits, Canada Pension Plan Retirement Pension and Disability Benefit, Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement, Social Insurance Numbers and Passport Services.

For the complete list of Service Canada programs and services and office locations, please visit our website at Canada.ca or contact us.

McCurdy Complex
1 Markham Place, PO Box 347, Gander, NL
Tel: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
TTY: 1-800-926-9105

Career Work Centre

The Provincial Government's Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment operates a Career Work Centre in the Fraser Mall. It offers employment counseling, career exploration software, resume assistance, office equipment and services and access to Provincial programs and subsidies.

Fraser Mall
P.O. Box 2222, Gander, NL
Tel: (888) 632-4555 / Fax: (709) 256-5109

Gambo & Area Employment Corporation

The Gambo & Area Employment Corporation operates an employment resource centre for persons with developmental disabilities. Services include needs determination, case management, counseling and job search resources. Clients make the transition to the work force through confidence building, on-site training and sensitization of fellow workers and supervisors, as well as experience in developing communications skills, career planning and interview preparation.

Fraser Mall
Suite 207, Gander NL
Tel: (709) 256-7516 / Fax: (709) 256-7047


The Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) works to assist people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance, and full community participation. Career and employment assistance includes disability case management services, peer support, rehabilitation counseling, community advocacy and information services.

Fraser Mall
Suite 207, Gander NL
Tel: (709) 256-7077 / Fax: (709) 256-7047


The Gander Military Family Resource Centre provides a full spectrum of employment assistance services, information and support for spouses of Canadian Forces members in Gander and area.

9 Wing Gander
P.O. Box 6000, Gander NL
(709) 256-1703 Ext. 1206 / Fax: (709) 256-1771

Gander Women's Centre

The Gander Women's Centre offers a range of support services, including incidental assistance in preparing resumes and cover letters, printing, copying and faxing.

Polaris Building
61 Elizabeth Drive, Gander, NL
Tel: (709) 256-4395 / Fax: (709) 256-7767

Municipal, provincial and federal governments in Canada encourage entrepreneurship as a key economic generator and, while many aspects of business development are closely regulated by one or more levels of government, all offer information and services to help private business succeed.

At the municipal level, the Town of Gander only requires a business license for taxicab and bus operators, mobile or seasonal vendors and home-based businesses (HBBs). Depending on the type of business, other municipal bylaws may apply and building, occupancy or signage permits may be required if storefront properties are involved. The Town of Gander Zoning Bylaw allows occupants of dwellings to conduct certain businesses from their homes. The standards for HBBs are intended to seek a balance between maintaining a quiet, safe and aesthetic residential environment while supporting the aspirations of home-based entrepreneurs. Business activities which do not meet home-based development standards must locate in commercial or industrial areas. HBBs are subject to an annual taxation rate, as are storefront businesses. 

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