Cape Breton is an island on the northeastern tip of Nova Scotia. The island has only around 135,000 residents, and the numbers keep dropping.
Cape Breton is home to many towns including tiny Whycocomagh, which has fewer than 900 residents. The town is surrounded by gorgeous mountains and the glistening Bras d'Or lake, where kayaks and canoes are much more popular than motorboats. Local businesses include a few gas stations, several restaurants, as well as The Farmer's Daughter, a bakery and general store, looking to expand. The only problem? They don't have enough people to hire.
So owners took to social media with a pretty generous offer: Move to Cape Breton and they'll give you a job and two wooded acres. They admit wages won't be high, but they say the acreage will be perfect for a tiny house or cabin. They also will offer access to farmland and other resources. If you're still working there after five years, the land is yours to keep.
"Cape Breton is amazing but our population is decreasing. Corporate development has been seen as the solution in the past but that often comes at the expense of our environment. We think there is a better way," the owners write.
To apply, you need some skills in customer service or the food industry and you must be environmentally conscious. The only catch? Foreign workers can't apply. If you qualify, get your resume in shape and pack your bags. And if you're not from Canada, here are the Canadian job rules if you want to try to make the move.