My New St. John’s Expo

My New St. John’s Expo 2023

October 19th, 12pm-6pm

Community Market, 245 Freshwater Road

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What is the My New St. John’s Expo?

This event is an opportunity for newcomers to St. John’s & friends to connect with their communities as organizations and agencies from across the city come together to help newcomers integrate and feel welcomed. It’s also an opportunity for current residents to discover opportunities and services they weren’t previously aware of.


What can I expect?

Attendees can expect to connect with organizations and departments that provide services to the St. John’s community from a variety of sectors including: housing, healthcare, finances, recreation, transportation and more. This event is a networking and learning opportunity to help newcomers feel more acquainted with their new home. It is also a great place to meet other newcomer and newcomer serving agencies who are sharing similar experiences!




How do I get there? Where can I park?

Metrobus will be providing free transportation on a load & go basis between 11:30am – 1:30pm with the route traveling between Memorial University [University Centre], College of the North Atlantic Prince Philip Drive [main entrance] & onwards to the My New St. John’s Expo at the St. John’s Community Market [245 Freshwater Rd]

If you are driving, there is public parking available in the Market’s lot just off of Terra Nova Road. Visual reference here.

If you are cycling, there are bicycle racks at the front & side of the Market building.

If you are using the Metrobus outside of the free shuttle hours, routes #10 [serving areas: Memorial University, downtown & Avalon Mall] and #12 [serving areas: Village & Avalon Mall & Ropewalk Lane] serve this area with a bus stop on Freshwater Rd.

Featured Exhibitors


211 is the information and referral service that connects you to critical human, social, community and government support. It helps you navigate the complex network of government and community programs and services quickly to find what they need for their unique situation. It is 100% free and confidential.

Academy Canada

Academy Canada is proud to be the largest independent career college in NL and one of the most diverse in the entire country. We have helped more than 35,000 students build awesome careers by delivering hands-on and relevant diploma programs in the top 35 employment fields related to Construction Trades, Justice, Business, Health & Personal Care, Creative Studies and Animal Care/Nature.

Association for New Canadians

The Association for New Canadians (ANC) is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to the delivery of settlement and integration services for immigrants and refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador.

For over 40 years, the ANC has delivered an array of resettlement, settlement, language, employment and public education programs and services designed to support all newcomers from the point of arrival through to citizenship.



Boys and Girls Club St. John’s

Belonging to BGC St. Johnn’s is often a life-changing experience. Children can build healthy, supportive relationships with caring adult role models, which in turn can positively influence the life path they choose. Clubs also encourage healthy, respectful relationships with peers and family members.

Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross is a humanitarian organization dedicated to providing emergency assistance, disaster relief, and community support across Canada. It operates with a mission to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals and communities through various programs and services, including disaster response, health and safety training, and support for refugees and newcomers. The organization relies on volunteers and donors to carry out its vital work, making a significant impact on the well-being of Canadians.

Red Cross Emblem

Canada Revenue Agency

Administering tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories. The CRA administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.

City of St. John’s – Engage St Johns is an online space where residents and others interested in what’s happening in the City of St. John’s can provide their feedback and make an impact on the decisions happening in their city.

College of the North Atlantic

CNA is Newfoundland and Labrador’s (NL) public college – one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back more than 55 years.

Today, College of the North Atlantic has 17 campus locations, throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and offers full and part-time offerings for approximately 7,000 students each year in:

Academics, Applied Arts & Tourism
Business & Information Technology
Engineering Technology
Health Sciences
Industrial Trades & Natural Resources

Community Centre Alliance

Community Centre alliance provides free services and supports to help community members access employment and/or education to help prepare for, and keep employment.

Community Sector Council Newfoundland Labrador

The Community Sector Council NL (CSCNL) is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the community sector in Newfoundland and Labrador, recognizing its essential role in social and economic progress and well-being.

Credit Counselling Services of NL

We are a Community based not for profit organization. we promote financial wellbeing through counselling and education.

Early Childhood Educators Human Resources Council

The ECEHRC is a not-for-profit organization that is focused on strengthening recruitment and retention to the ELCC workforce by addressing identified human resources issues. We work to maintain our values of advocacy, diversity, transparency, and community in all that we do. We are committed to collaborating with the diverse members and organizations of the ELCC sector in Newfoundland and Labrador to advocate for the current and future ELCC workforce.

Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador

The Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador (FFTNL) is a non-profit organization that works to defend and promote the rights and interests of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Francophone and Acadian community. It intervenes to claim the rights of Francophones in minority situations. Its mission is to promote Newfoundland and Labrador’s Francophonie and facilitate its development. This situation became possible by bringing together members of the associative movement to engage in targeted lobbying and public consultation.

Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador - SSF

Horizon TNL

For more than 20 years, Horizon TNL (formerly RDÉE TNL) has been providing services and expertise in economic development.

Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (LDANL) acts as a provincial network for individuals with learning disabilities and those who support them. LDANL offers programs to build literacy and mathematical skills, provides advocacy and offers individual and family support. Through public awareness activities, workshops, media, and by working with our partners in the community, LDANL strives to share an increased level of understanding of Learning Disabilities.

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University is one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada, offering more than 300 program options to a student population of almost 19,000.

The largest of our campuses is located in Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital city, St. John’s. At Memorial the programs available are just half the story. The facilities, the faculty and the hands-on experience make for a truly unique journey.


Provide public transportation for the city’s of St. John’s, Mt. Pearl and Paradise.


Motor Vehicle Registration

Looking to register a vehicle, get your driver’s license, declare vehicle ownership, obtain your personal identification, etc. Motor vehicle registration is in charge of the registration of all vehicles in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Multicultural Women’s Organization of Newfoundland and Labrador

MWONL is a provincial based voluntary & non- profit organization providing professional, gender-based, culturally competent, comprehensive services to meet the diverse needs of immigrant women and their families.

Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan

The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan (MCP) is a publicly administered comprehensive plan of public medical care insurance.  MCP covers the costs of insured physician services for residents of the province who have met eligibility criteria to register as MCP beneficiaries.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries

Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries (NLPL) is a system of 92 libraries across the province, with 3 located in St. John’s. Our libraries aim to provide users with access to various library materials, free programming and services, and community spaces, all to meet the needs of NL’s people.

New Wind Immigration Services

Immigration Services offers tailored legal advice and solutions to help you reach your immigration goals.

NL Health Services

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services provides quality health care to all residents of the province. The transition to one health authority will bring us closer to realizing the vision put forward by Health Accord NL to reshape our health-care system. Transition work is ongoing in all areas of the organization in support of improving the health and health outcomes for people in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Office of Immigration & Multiculturalism

The Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism is a division of the Department of Immigration, Population Growth & Skills, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The office is mandated with: Administering the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program and the Atlantic Immigration Program; Building awareness of the benefits of immigration; promoting Newfoundland and Labrador as destination of choice to prospective immigrants; Promoting diversity and multiculturalism and integration services, including liaising with other divisions, departments, and external stakeholders on relevant matters.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Public Legal Information Association of NL

An independent non-profit that provides general information and education about the law to all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, with the intent of increasing access to justice.

Quadrangle NL

To create a physical space welcoming to all members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Newfoundland and Labrador, which will house and offer services and programs designed to create social connections, provide resources, and advance all aspects of health and the quality of life for our community through inclusion and diversity, community development, collaboration, and recognition.


Sharing Our Cultures Incorporated

Sharing Our Cultures Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization that engages youth in activities to enhance their sociocultural and employability skills. Established in 1999, we offer free intercultural and bilingual learning programs to school children to help them recognize the importance of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Our public community events encourage acceptance and respect for diverse cultures.

Sharing Our Cultures

Shoreline Mortgages and Keller Williams Platinum Realty

Don’t go through the challenging process of buying your first home in Canada without expert guidance. We specialize in helping newcomers understand and navigate the complicated world of mortgage and real estate regulations. With our education and one-on-one assistance, you’ll have the support you need every step of the way.

Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador

Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit organization that encourages youth to explore the growing opportunities in skilled trades and technology careers by offering an immersive approach to learning.


Sport Newfoundland and Labrador (SportNL) is the professional organization that is central to supporting the development and delivery of organized sport in Newfoundland and Labrador. Representing 55 member organizations, SportNL is a volunteer-run organization that promotes amateur sport throughout our province and is responsible for the delivery of the KidSportNL program which supports children aged 5-18 who need financial assistance with sport registration fees and equipment costs.

take CHARGE / Newfoundland Power

takeCHARGE combines the expertise of Newfoundland and Labrador’s two electricity utilities: Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. We work together to bring energy efficiency awareness and rebate programs to everyone in the province.

takeCHARGE is here to be the one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about energy efficiency. From LED light bulbs to insulation to electric vehicles – we are here to help you save energy AND money.

The Journey Project

An independent non-profit that provides general information and education about the law to all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, with the intent of increasing access to justice.

The Journey Project

TODOS Productions

TODOS Productions is a theatre company that seeks to develop, produce, support, and promote the work of Black, Indigenous, Artists of Colour, 2SLGBTQQIA+ artists, landed immigrants, artists with disabilities within Newfoundland and Labrador.

Waste & Recycling division, Public Works department, City of St. John’s

The Waste and Recycling Division of the City of St. John’s Department of Public Works is responsible for providing curbside waste collection for St. John’s residents including garbage, curbside recycling, yard waste and the future curbside compost program.

We also operate the Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility, a modern and environmentally-sound, integrated waste management facility that services the Eastern region of the province.

The recent changes at Robin Hood Bay and the introduction of the curbside recycling and yard waste service have been guided by the Provincial Waste Management Strategy.

Canadian Wildlife Federation – WILD Outside

Showing young people, the joys of environmental stewardship, community service and connecting with nature.


YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador

The YMCA of NL is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities through all stages of life. Our charity’s core programs of Health, Fitness, and Aquatics; Child Care and Day Camp; and Employment, Enterprise, and Newcomer Services are offered at more than 20 locations in our communities with an additional 170 points of delivery throughout the province.

YWCA St. John’s

YWCA St. John’s envisions a community where everyone is safe, supported, and empowered. With a history of over 95 years in this region, YWCA has been an integral part of the local community and has demonstrated a commitment to girls, women and their families. Building on this history, we remain committed to gender equity, and to creating opportunities for girls, women, gender diverse and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals to learn, achieve and participate.