Gateway to Finance

This is the Gateway to Finance for New Canadian Professionals 

How does an international banking professional begin their career here in Canada? By pursuing the gateway to finance professional can achieve success. To land on the right foot, a financial professional, from a foreign marketing background, must start out in a non-traditional role. Embarking on a job, at a financial services company, such as Clarica, could be the correct move for a new Canadian to make; especially if they have aspirations to work for a bank, or related employer in the future.

While this type of job might only pay commission and / or a small base salary, or offer a draw against future earnings; there are benefits for pursuing this path. Firstly, this type of work will allow one to get their feet wet in the financial services industry, and to become familiar with local, and national laws and regulatory practices, for the financial sector in Canada. Secondly, one will become familiar with industry specific terminology, and work practices. Thirdly, one will make contacts in the banking sector, which could result in a job offer at a future time.

To reach the upper echelon of the financial ladder, sometimes one must begin humbly, and start a few notches lower on the totem pole, than one might desire. Thereafter, one can aim high. Based on their acquired reputation in the financial services industry, one will eventually reach great heights.

Our role in the employment services industry is to survey the marketplace. Our goal is to find out what are the best starting points for New Canadians to expediently set newcomers on the right path. We do this by directing them to community-based groups, which are usually financed by the government; or in some cases by philanthropists, who want these supports to be in place to benefit the community.

Having worked diligently to amass their fortunes, these captains of industry want to help newcomers, and those who have recently entered the job-market, to easily advance in their market-sector. Obstacles that newcomers and native-born workers will face are similar. These challenges can include: language (industry specific terminology), culture (corporate culture) and social norms.

To be successful in the financial services industry, you will need to understand the structure the financial world and know the inner workings of it in the country and region where you plan to work. Without the right tools, which are to be gained through the accumulation of knowledge and diligent work efforts, you will not have the remuneration you had planned.

Jewelry Rocks

Based in Thornhill, Ontario; we feature a vast selection of certified diamond engagement rings.

We specialize in his and hers wedding rings, men’s diamonds rings, chains, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and much more.

Our qualified jeweler, Daniel, is an established wholesale jeweler whose main focus is on diamond engagement rings.

Wholesale Jewelry Toronto ensures the lowest prices in the GTA for high quality authentic jewelry.

Retail stores have massive overhead costs, which include: high costs for rent, staff and other additional fees.

Daniel’s business model is simple. Keep the overhead cost lower and pass on the savings to customers.

Save big on vast selection of beautiful jewelry.

All types of design options are available for: engagement rings, wedding bands, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, chains and more.

You will have the opportunity to deal directly with a trained expert for the jewelry you want. Gorgeous selection of jewelry for a special occasion,
or just to show your appreciation.

Daniel features a vast array of specialty rings and unique pendants.

Wholesale Jewelry Toronto features a wide array of jewelry. Our selection includes; rings with precious stones, white and yellow gold,and non-enhanced natural white diamonds, emeralds and rubies; as well as many other crown jewels.

Daniel’s strong relationships with suppliers ensures top quality jewelry items at the lowest prices possible.

You will be very satisfied with your purchase. Kindly let Daniel know how he can immediately resolve any concern you may have about your purchase.

All jewelry items are made of white or yellow solid unplated gold, comprised of 10k, 14k, or 18k; depending on a desired item.

All diamonds are non-enhanced natural white diamonds.

Rings are priced at $700+ and come certified, with a detailed appraisal certificate; graded by a licensed gemologist.

Options for Your Budget: Jewelry items under $700 can be sent for appraisal, at a $35 fee.

Your purchased jewelry item can be insured against: damage, loss, theft, et cetera; using the appraisal certificate.

Appraisal includes: name, address, contact information of the gemologist, file number, and documented photograph of your item.

Actual retail value of the jewelry item is specified for insurance purposes.

Same day service for ring resizing. Jewelry polishing is available, upon request.

Wholesale Jewelry Toronto is conveniently located in Thornhill, Ontario – beside the Walmart Superstore.

Non-local customers can also purchase jewelry. Kindly contact Daniel for desired jewelry item by phone at: 647-834-2944, or by e-mail at:

Shipping includes: tracking, insurance and signature confirmation, upon receipt of item(s).

Payments can be made by PayPal, e-transfer, money order or by personal cheque.

Please allow 5-10 business days for cleared cheque payment before shipment of your purchase.


Pave It Right the First Time

Article By Zack Steel and Alex Korolev

At Century Paving & Construction, we specialize in the NEW INSTALLATIONS of ASPHALT, INTERLOCKING STONE, NATURAL STONE DESIGN, CONCRETE and STAMPED CONCRETE. We also provide needed repairs and restorations to interlocking stone, concrete, stamped concrete and natural stone surfaces.

Our quality installations, attention to detail and warranty are unsurpassed in the construction industry.

We take pride in our workmanship, as well as in the planning and design of your project.

Our dedication to your project is absolute and will ultimately enhance the beauty, comfort and curb-appeal of your home; while providing durability, added value and lasting functionality.

 By providing services in many fields, CENTURY PAVING & CONSTRUCTION eliminates your need to deal with multiple contractors.  This translates to saving you valuable time and money.

 We would be pleased to offer you a PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION, and  A FREE ESTIMATE on your next outdoor project.

Our Service Areas include:  Vaughan, Markham & York Region.


 CENTURY PAVING & CONSTRUCTION combines highly skilled workmanship, quality materials and high-tech equipment to engineer a durable and long-lasting ASPHALT driveway for your home.

 A well-paved driveway provides: Easy access, instant curb appeal and added value to your home, while maintaining affordability.

 We encourage you to ask any of our company’s representatives in regards to project details including : Scheduling, locate markings, excavations, and proper installation specifications. A well informed client is one of our top priorities.

All of our new asphalt installations come with a 1 YEAR INSTALLATION WARRANTY.

GREAT DEALS are available on ASPHALT PAVING, prior to AUGUST 1st, 2016.



CENTURY PAVING & CONSTRUCTION will provide you with beautifully, well designed CONCRETE and STAMPED CONCRETE surfaces, including:


*Garage floors


*Porch tops

*Stairs and footings


*Pool decks


ALL of our new CONCRETE and STAMPED CONCRETE installations come with a 3 YEAR INSTALLATION WARRANTY.

We provide more services for existing concrete surfaces, including: power washing, sealing and the repair and restoration of aging concrete surfaces.

Furthermore; we provide repairs to damaged concrete prior to natural stone cladding.

One of our specialties also includes the RESTORATION of damaged STAMPED CONCRETE.


CENTURY PAVING & CONSTRUCTION will transform outdoor surfaces with the timeless and beautiful durability of NATURAL STONE. We offer our clients a fantastic array of colours, textures and designs.

The luxury of natural stone will enhance and personalize all of your favourite outdoor spaces. We will provide you with the guidance and planning to help you choose a beautiful natural stoned design, which will suit your personal preferences, taste and budget.

We are FULLY COMMITTED to providing you with samples of natural stone and of design ideas.

We WILL gladly accompany you to our supplier to make your choice of natural stone easier and  more efficient. This trip to our suppliers will facilitate selection based on your own visual preferences. If, you are having trouble finalizing a design; our supplier has a broad arrangement of outdoor displays and a knowledgeable and well-trained staff.

All of our NATURAL STONE projects come with a 3 YEAR INSTALLATION WARRANTY.


CENTURY PAVING & CONSTRUCTION would be proud to create the perfect outdoor space for your home.

INTERLOCKING STONE  is available in a vast assortment of shapes, sizes,colours and of design configurations.

We deal with some of the best manufacturers and suppliers of interlocking stone, including: UNILOCK, BEST WAY STONE, TECHNO-BLOCK, RB, ALLAN BLOCK, PERMACON & OAKS.

We are instrumental in providing you with many options, which will add comfort, beauty, curb-appeal and added value to your home.


* Driveways

* Patios

* walkways

* Steps and landings

* Pool decks

* Retaining walls

* Rock gardens & water features

We only use and recommend POLYMERIC jointing sand, which helps to stabilize and bond interlocking stone, while minimizing water penetration and discouraging the appearance of weeds and insects.

All of our new INTERLOCKING STONE installations come with a 2 YEAR INSTALLATION WARRANTY.

CENTURY PAVING & CONSTRUCTION also provides the following services to all interlocking stone surfaces, such as; re-leveling, power washing, application of polymeric sand and the repairs and restorations of steps, retaining walls, curbs and other structures.

In certain cases, it is highly recommended to repair sunken interlocking surfaces, curbs and retaining walls to match proper levels of planned adjacent asphalt, PRIOR TO REPAVING.

GREAT DEALS are available on INTERLOCKING STONE DESIGN, until August 1, 2016.

Accentuate the Positive

When calling a business for any reason it is best to limit any criticism of it. You may want to point of areas of improvement. This applies, especially, if you believe that you can offer solutions to make the business better.

By providing a critique, rather than a criticism you demonstrate your commitment to building up the business, rather than tearing it down. No one wants to listen to a complainer. Certainly no one wants to listen to boasting of how great your service is in its own industry or how lucky any business is to have you work for it.

Like every area of life, it is best to blend or moderate the good with the bad. Include some pointers for improvement and then immediately offer solutions that you can provide to bring the revisions into reality. Be the champion sooner than later.

Before you make any calls or buy a calling list be sure you are ready to market your services by phone. While you will not be seen your voice will be heard and your voice needs to project your total service package. The words you say and how they are received will determine whether or not your company secures a new project. More importantly you are always putting your reputation on the line. Be sure to speak clearly and sound upbeat. A smile shines through your voice.

A top sales person once told me their secret to making great sales with every single call. They put up a mirror above their desk at their cubicle so they could be sure to smile at all times. On every call they sounded joyful and inspired the customers to be happy. Once imbued with happiness the customers will purchase the pitched services.

On any business call that is unsolicited you will likely have between 2 to 5 minutes to make your BIg Pitch. Utilize the time make your Pitch a positive one for the majority of the call. Also, be sure to include your name, company name and contact details during the first part of the call. You do not want to have your Pitch rejected and also remain unknown to this prospective client.

Even if the possible client does not want to employ your services, you want to actualize every opportunity to magnify the marketing capacity of your company with every call. Each time your business name is mentioned and / or thought of you have gained some market share. Publicity counts no matter how it occurs. Hopefully you always make a great impression.