Economic Development


The Town of Deer Lake has become a base for providing both residents and visitors to the Western region of the province with many of the services needed in a modern society.  The Town of Deer Lake is strategically located at the intersection of two major highways, the Trans Canada Highway (Route 1) and the Viking Trail (Route 430), at the Eastern edge of the community.

The Deer Lake Regional Airport  is located on the Eastern edge of Deer Lake and accessible via the Trans Canada Highway.  The Deer Lake airport is the 4th busiest airport in Atlantic Canada. Both passenger and aircraft statistics have continued to grow, which has led to the airport expanding their runway to 8005 feet in 2010. Visits www.deerlakeairport.com for further information.

To the North of the community is Gros Morne National Park, A UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts over 180,000 visitors annually. The entrance to the park sits just a 25 minute drive from the Town of Deer Lake. Visit www.grosmorne.com for further information.

Business

Click Here for the Town of Deer Lake's Business Directory which is segmented into business sectors.

The Deer Lake Chamber Of Commerce is committed to promoting and fostering a healthy business environment in the Town of Deer Lake.  The Chamber of Commerce works in cooperation with local businesses to ensure success. Please visit the Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce website, just Click Here.

Population

According to the 2011 Census of Canada Deer Lake has a population of 4,995 individuals, a 3.5 % increase in population since the 2006 Census of Canada. The Town of Deer Lake is one of the few communities that indicated growth since the previous Census of Canada. This growth builds upon the 1.2% increase that the town experience in the 2006 Census of Canada.

Regional Population

Deer Lake is located in the Western portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and boast the following regional population data:

Driving Distance

Population

Within 20 KM
Approx. 6,200
Within 50 KM
Approx.  30,000
WIthin 100 KM
Approx. 40,000
Within 350 KM
Approx. 130,000
Within 450 KM
Approx. 204,000

*204,000 individuals represents  41.8 percent of the island portion of the province's population and 90 percent of the island portion of the province's population excluding the Avalon Peninsula.

Economic Region

Deer Lake is located in Economic Zone 8 which is governed by the Humber Economic Development Board (HEDB). Zone 8 covers the Western portion of province and is at the base of the Northern Peninsula. There are 26 communities in the zone with a population of approximately 40,000 that covers the the following areas:

  • White Bay South
  • Humber Valley
  • Corner Brook
  • Bay of Islands North Shore
  • Bay of Islands South Shore

Occupations      

Deer Lake is home to many occupational sectors which have been highlighted in the following table:

                                                                            

Occupations

# of Residents

Management Occupations
130
Business, Finance and Administrations Occupations
265
Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations
55
Health Occupations
130

Occupations in Social Science, Education,

Government Services and Religions

155
Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
10
Sales and Service Occupations
830

Trades, Transportation and Equipment Operators

and Related Occupations

510
Occupations Unique to Primary Industry
125

Occupations Unique to Processing,

Manufacturing Utilities

62

(2006 Census)

 

 Housing Starts  2006 - 2012

The Town of Deer Lake has seen an average of 33 housing starts since 2006.

Year

# of Housing Starts

2006
29
2007
30
2008
28
2009
32
2010
47
2011

32

2012
44

The national average is 31.5 housing starts for every 5,000 residents (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada).

 

Contact Information

Damon Clarke

Economic Development Officer/Town Planner

Town of Deer Lake

Phone: (709) 635-2451 or

Phone: (709) 635-0165

Fax: (709) 635-5857

Email: deerlakeedo@nf.aibn.com

 

 

 

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