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Things You Should Know About Working in Toronto

March 3, 2015

As Canada’s largest financial center and a population of 2.7 million (and 6 million in the Greater Toronto Area/GTA), Toronto is a vibrant city in which to work and live. This can be illustrated by the number of short term rentals DelSuites has, across the GTA, now currently ranked number one by TripAdvisor in specialty lodging in Toronto and fifth consecutive winner of the Consumer’s Choice Awards in the Furnished Condo Rental category. We have touched upon the quirks of living in the city but here are a few things you should know about working in Toronto.

1. Industries Working in Toronto
The main industries in Toronto are finance, technology, and construction. It is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) and to the third largest concentration of private IT companies after San Francisco and New York. Due to the 2015 Pan Am Games, construction has boomed in the metropolis for building of facilities and condominiums. According to a report in the Toronto Star, the surge in new jobs has been in health care, education, public administration, trades, finance, real estate, insurance, professional services, scientific and technical services, transportation and warehousing, accommodation and food services, and information, culture and recreation.

2. Education
According to the World Atlas (2014), Canada is the most educated nation in the world. 51% of the population has tertiary education and most jobs require a post-secondary diploma or degree. Toronto has one of the most prestigious universities in the world, University in Toronto. However, education with co-operative education or practical work-terms are gaining in popularity and success to working in theWorking in Toronto city. Examples include: George Brown College (known for hospitality and culinary arts); Ryerson (known for its media and journalism program); Humber College (known for its Public Relations program) and Sheridan College (known for its animation arts program).

3. Unemployment Rates
As of December, 2014 the unemployment rate is 7.2 percent, according to Statistics Canada. The labour market is very competitive and should you move to the city, it is important to make sure you have savings in case your job hunt takes longer than usual (on average four to five months).

4. A Shift from Full-Time to Part-Time
As part of shifts in the economy, employers are increasingly hiring workers on a part-time or contract basis, according to this report in the Toronto Star.  This helps employers budgets by not paying for extensive benefits or pensions. As a result, many woWorking in Toronto rkers in Toronto have more than one job or are becoming entrepreneurs.

5. Networking
In an urban center like Toronto, where 40% of Canada’s jobs are situated, getting a job here is more about who you know rather than what you know with the competition of skills and education among its workforce. Networking is key, especially at trade conferences in your industry as well as informal meetups according to interest. LinkedIn and social media are also key tools for employers to find you.

To help you with your job search working in Toronto, do check out this section of job boards on the city of Toronto’s website in its Employment and Social Services category.

Brokers, Insurance Conference, Insurance Housing

DelSuites Exhibits at OIAA Claims Conference

February 2, 2015

OIAA Claims ConferenceMaking the connection with industry professionals is a key part DelSuites ability to provide guests with high-quality services.
As part of DelSuites continuous growth and development of our network of professionals within the insurance industry, this year, representatives will be attending the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association’s (OIAA) Professional Development and Claims Conference being held in Toronto on February 4, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

While the OIAA Claims Conference event is intended to connect insurance professionals with one another, it’s also an opportunity for those who provide insurance-related services to further broaden the scope of their network across this dynamic industry.

For many insurance professionals, ensuring that their clients are offered a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment in a furnished suite in Toronto, is a critical part of the job.

Whether their client is forced from their home due to fire or flood, insurance professionals will do what it takes to ensure their clients are provided with the security and stability of relaxing accommodations.

At DelSuites furnished apartments in Toronto, we’ve always believed that that offering guests all the customary comforts of home no matter what their circumstances takes top priority. But when the circumstances that bring you to our properties are less than optimal, DelSuites’ staff have the resources and know-how to offer you the little extra attention you may need.

As one of the conference exhibitors at the OIAA Claims Conference 2015,  you’ll have the chance to meet representatives from the members of the DelSuites team. Whether you’ve got questions about our properties or would like to share your client’s (or your own) experience with DelSuites, we invite you to stop by our Booth #506, and take a fun photo in our photo booth and say hello. Plus as an added bonus, you’ll have the chance to snag a little extra swag.

It’s just our way of saying thanks for making the time to share your thoughts, questions and ideas with us.

Etobicoke, Lifestyle talk, Uncategorized

Take the Better Way with Reliable Transportation in Etobicoke

February 22, 2013

From early morning meetings to late night dinners, no matter where your day takes you, having easily accessible transit can makes all the difference. In fact, when you’re living in a new city, the journey is sometimes as important as your final destination.  When it comes to living in a transit-friendly location, Etobicoke’s Nuvo property offers convenient access to multiple forms of public transportation including the Toronto Transit Commission’s Bloor-Danforth subway line, bus and streetcar service as well as GO station on the Milton line.

Situated at the intersection of Kipling and Bloor Street, Nuvo offers both extended stay and short term rental options in Etobicoke and is as close to Kipling subway station as you can get without living at the station.

With weekday morning eastbound service beginning at about 5:45 AM, and continuing every two to three minutes during rush hour commuters can be certain they’ll get their morning train on time. And even during non-peak hours, the subway service runs about every five minutes.

With Nuvo’s close proximity to Toronto’s transit system, guest can relax with the knowledge that they’re always on the best route to their destination. In a city where traffic and weather conditions can change at a moment’s notice, being within walking distance of reliable transportation also makes it that much easier to keep your day right on schedule.

As the most western destination along the Bloor-Danforth subway line, the station is also served by buses from suburban municipalities including Mississauga Transit, making for a hassle-free travel into Toronto’s suburban neighbourhoods. Plus with the added convenience of access to GO Transit’s bus system, day trips with the family or weekend getaways to the outlying picturesque communities including the Regional Municipalities of Halton, Peel and York are made easy.

While some days it feels like you just can’t seem to plan where your day will take you; knowing how you’ll get there can make the journey as enjoyable as your final destination.

Customer Service Experience, Lifestyle talk, Uncategorized

Join the Conversation with DelSuites Furnished Rentals

November 30, 2012

Thanks to social media, these days conversations can begin just about anywhere. Now, with DelSuites new guest interactive forum, you can instantly connect with other guests and find out how to make the most of your stay.

Wondering which buildings offer the most accessible fitness centres? Want to learn more about the nightlife near Toronto’s downtown furnished rentals. With the forum’s user-friendly format, you can easily post your questions; then simply check back to find out what other guests or staff had to say. 

From local restaurant recommendations to tips on kid-friendly entertainment in your area, DelSuites guests are able to engage in discussions with past guests, current residents and staff members.

Maybe you’ve discovered a new travel route from a suburban property location; post your driving directions to the forum so that other guests can also enjoy a stress-free morning commute. Located under each building property is where you will be able to find this.

In addition to our question and answer section, DelSuites Toronto executive suites’ forum also features guests’ property reviews. In this section, you’ll discover some of the added features and benefits all from the perspective of guests who have made it their home away from home.

As a guest, this is your opportunity to share what you love about DelSuites along with what you believe would make your next stay even better.

Whether you’re staying at DelSuites Toronto furnished apartments for the first time or you’ve been with us for many years, the forum is your destination to discover even more about the place you call home.

 

Customer Service Experience, Lifestyle talk

Extended Stays Toronto and the Customer Service Experience

August 29, 2012

Customer Service is an integral part of our job and our guests feedback is important to us.

Below is a thank-you card from one of our past guests’ for the quality of service and care that we provided throughout her stay, in her furnished apartment in Toronto.

Our committment is to ensure our customer’s experience is enjoyable!

We would love to hear from you! Share your DelSuites experience by sending your feedback here.