City of opportunity for quant?: Toronto ranks no. 2 in the world

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City of opportunity for quant?: Toronto ranks no. 2 in the world

Read ‘City of opportunity: Toronto ranks No. 2 in the world’ from our blog Good News on Yahoo! News. Toronto ranks as the second-best city in the world for business, life and innovation, a new report claims. The report by…


and where’s the opportunities. I’ve been temping since Sept 1999 and would like to know what field these so called opportunities are in. It certainly doesn’t seem like it’s in the Accounting/Administrative Clerk field…anyone have any leads to the hidden market in these 2 fields….S.O.S. 🙂


Well I agree there a lots of opportunities, but it seems that there is a ton of competition too, which makes these opportunities seem hard to come by!


Competition and job insecurity is exactly what breeds opportunity and ambition.

This article isn’t saying that Toronto is the city of ‘easy jobs’ or the city of ‘free money’.

The competition is certainly fierce and anybody looking to capitalize on opportunities must be aggressive and persistent. By aggressive I mean proactively seeking out opportunities and by persistent I mean consistently doing so and never ever allowing yourself to get comfortable.

I would be willing to bet that out of everybody who can look themselves in the mirror and truly say that they are being as aggressive and persistent as possible in pursuing opportunities, 9 out of 10 are taking tangible steps forward to realize their goals.

And if you think you’re that 1 in 10 that is doing everything right and nothing is working out for you, feel free to message me and I’d be happy to try and help you out.


the mix of opportunities and competition is precisely both exciting and compelling. It leads you to think out of the box and be the best!


just pointing out that while there are lots of opportunities, there are also a lot of very qualified people to fill those opportunities. Toronto is definitely a major financial hub, which is why I love it.


The so called ‘opportunities’ depend on who you ask,it cannot be generalized.
-If you are developing Condos in the GTA,there are many opportunities to get a reasonable ROI.
-If you are a job seeker like Judith above,the so called ‘opportunties’ may not be really warranted as there may be a few opportunities but so many people chasing after them.
-If you are in the tourism business here,the summer generally brings in a number of opportunities
I could go on and on,but you get the drift.One has to be careful with these generalized averages as they may or may not apply to your personal circumstances


this report claim is way too general. When you say “lots of opportunties exist” in terms of employment lets say, then even that claim could be deceiving….are these entry level opportunities with low avg salaries ?
How much supply of educated people do you have chasing these opportunities?
Toronto seems to be way too saturated with educated talented individuals which is good on the innovation & entrepreneurial side but on the career employment side it just creates excess supply of labour which brings down income wages because employers have so much to choose from.



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