On July 1, 2013, 24,517,700 people, or over two-thirds (69.7%) of the Canadian population, were living in a census metropolitan area (CMA). Canada’s three largest CMAs together (Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver) were home to more than one in three Canadians (35.2%). Between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013, the population growth rate was higher […]
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Happiness is considered to be a personal emotion and a personal choice, not an attribute of a community or a country. However, Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens’ happiness levels, not the GNP. Gross National Product, GNP is the sum total of all the goods and services produced by a country’s economy. Since 1971, […]
By Warren Buffett In 1986, I purchased a 400-acre farm, located 50 miles north of Omaha, from the FDIC. It cost me $280,000, considerably less than what a failed bank had lent against the farm a few years earlier. I knew nothing about operating a farm. But I have a son who loves farming, and […]
The fine for distracted driving in Ontario will soon nearly double. As of March 18, driving with the display screen of a phone, computer, MP3 player or tablet computer visible to the driver will jump to $280 from $155. The total includes a $25 victim surcharge and $5 court costs. Last week Ontario chief justice […]
The median net worth of Canadian family units was $243,800 in 2012, up 44.5% from 2005 and almost 80% more than the 1999 median of $137,000. Net worth is the amount family units would have if they sold all of their assets and paid off all of their debts. Family units are defined as families […]
“Students Against Internship Scams” is seeking proactive enforcement of the current laws on unpaid internships, a public education campaign so students, youth, employers, post-secondary institutions and the general public know their legal rights and obligations, and a comprehensive review of all of the laws surrounding unpaid internships in Ontario. Since launching its campaign in November, […]
What is it? Long-term care insurance provides monthly benefit for medical or custodial care received in a nursing facility or at home if you are unable to carry out any two of the following common activities of daily living (ADLs). Bathing Dressing and undressing Eating Transferring from bed to chair, and back Voluntarily controlling urinary […]
I read an interesting writing by Suzanne Sharma in advisor.ca. Ms. Sharma belongs to Gen Y. As a Financial Advisor and Realtor, I thought she had very many good points. Let me share some of her view points with you. Then I will share my thoughts also with you Here’s what Ms.Sharma says: “Our experience-centric […]
Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported the sale of 4,586 condominium apartments through the TorontoMLS system in the fourth quarter of 2013. This result was up by 21 per cent in comparison to Q4 2012 when 3,789 condominium apartments changed hands. Both new listings of this home type during the quarter and active listings at the […]
Market research can help you target your efforts where you are most likely to succeed. Be prepared to take extra steps and spend more when trying to find markets abroad. The information below can help you learn the basics of conducting market research and some specific things to take into consideration when researching foreign markets. […]