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RESIDENTS - Newcomers

Our Location

St. Alban's is located in Bay d'Espoir 156 km down from the TransCanada via route 360 for the first 129km and then route 361 for the final 27 km.  You take route 360 just a few kms east of exits to Bishops Falls on the Trans Canada Highway and 18 km in total east of Grand Falls-Windsor in central Newfoundland. 

What We Offer

The town and area offers a safe, secure, and relaxed lifestyle.  There are four distinct seasons in this area and thus the opportunity to experience them all along with beautiful scenery and the outdoor activities that accompany each of them.  There are industries and employment opportunities in various areas and many public and private services.


The town and area provides the essential public services for individuals and families.   The Bay d'Espoir Medical Centre is located in town with doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab technicians, etc.   The medical centre provides medical appointments, walk-in service times, lab services, and emergency services.  Bay d' Espoir Academy is a K-12 all grade school with a full curriculum located in the nearby town of Miltown-Head Bay d'Espoir.  The town also has a Regional Resource Centre that contains various service agencies including Health and Community Services, Department of Advanced Education and Skills, and the Community Business Development Corporation.  A full service Canada Post Office serves the community.  There are also many community organizations that provide recreational, social, spiritual, and other important support services to the community.

Careers & Employment

The employment opportunities in the town and area include those in the skilled trades, marine technology, sciences, business, education, health and medical, service industry, labour, and others.  There have been many people that have moved to the town and area and/or former residents that returned for these opportunities in recent years.

The main industry in the town and area include hydro generation and aquaculture.  The hydro generating station is the largest on the island of Newfoundland.  Aquaculture is very prevalent and also includes a large support sector via both public and private facilities.  There is publicly owned state of the art Aquatic Fish Health Laboratory and Aquaculture Development Centre and a privately owned 58,000 square foot hatchery among other facilities.  There is also a aquaculture processing plant, net and cage manufacturing firm, diving services, and more.

The retail and service sector includes businesses that provide all the necessary services including groceries, gas and convenience, hardware and building material, pharmacy, clothing, department store, variety and giftware, furniture, electronics, liquor and beer, computer sales and service, taxi services, garage and vehicle services, flower shop, hair and beauty salons, barbershop, wholesale distributors, motels and cottages, efficiency units, restaurants, fast food, retirement home, bookkeeping services, banking services, carpentry and trades contractors, heavy equipment contractors, funeral homes, etc.  There is also a business and industry service sector that provides industrial or other services to other businesses or to industries in the area such as hydro generation and aquaculture.


There are many rental homes and apartments in the town and area and availability may vary.   There are also temporary options available from accommodation providers of efficiency units, cottages, and motels.  Consult the town business directory in the busienss section of this website for more information.  There are homes for sale from time to time and serviced lots are available for purchase for new construction.  Contact the town office for more information. 


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Town of St. Alban's, NL - 2014