Mobile Work in Long Harbour

Lay Summary 

Long Harbour is a host community for most mobile workers employed at Vale’s nickel processing facility. Workers were found to commute into Long Harbour from across the province but mostly from communities within the St. John’s Census Metropolitan Region. Findings suggest that Long Harbour is also a source community, with many residents commuting daily into St. John’s for work and some commuting long-distance to Alberta and Ontario. This project, however, focused on the community impacts of mobile workers commuting to and from the nickel processing facility both for their source and host communities in the province.


Findings are from research conducted by the Community Impacts Team of the On the Move Partnership in Newfoundland and Labrador.


The full report can be found here.


Adapted from:

Social Science and Humanities Research Council
Research Development Corporation of NL
Canada Foundation For Innovation
Long Harbour
Newfoundland and Labrador
Start date 
1 Feb 2020
Lead Organization 
On the Move Partnership