Helpful tips for December 2015

, June 27, 2013 1 We love driving our cars to work. In 2011, almost 93 per cent of people in the workforce drove to work and most drove by themselves. 2 Virtue has a price. The average commute time if you took public transit was 43 minutes in 2011. If you drove, it was 25 minutes. 3 English dominates Canadian workplaces, with 85 per cent of the population using the language at work, compared to just 25 per cent who say they use French. 4 Chinese languages are the most commonly used languages in the workplace after English and French. 5 We are increasingly delaying retirement. In 2011, 18.7 per cent of the working population was over age 55, up from 11.7 per cent in 2001. 6 We move for work. Half a million workers lived in a different province or territory in 2011 compared to 2006. Top destinations: Northwest Territories and Alberta. 7 Possessing a postsecondary education increases Canadians’ chances of being employed. But there’s no obvious employment benefit to a graduate degree. 8 Are you a doctor, dentist, veterinarian or optometrist? Congratulations: you are most likely to have a job. 9 We love to shop and we work to sell. The top employment category for both men and women is the retail trade. 10 Men continue to dominate the trades, holding 80 per cent of all apprentice certificates. 11 You haven’t come that far, baby. The top labour occupations for women are retail sales, administrative assistant, nurse and cashier. 12 We’re “foodies” not “fixers.” Canadians ages 25 to 34 are far more likely to have trained to be a cook than an auto mechanic. _________________________ From the pages of Donna’s travel diary So long to the Southway hotel This is probably one of the finest hotels that I have ever had the privilege of staying at. Since 2014 I have stayed at this Ottawa Canada Hotel but sadly enough in October 2015 it finally closed its doors to be converted into a retirement home. This hotel really stood out in my mind as one of the most accessible hotels. For not only was its rooms fully accessible, the staff was top notch. Staff at the service desk as well as staff at its restaurant were second to none. They knew how to cater to the needs of a blind guest. They went way above the call of duty, often offering to do much more than what they were supposed to do. They were always so willing to help, assist, and guide me. Their restaurant staff were always so friendly and willing. They were always there to help and it seemed to me that they were always watching over us. Whenever my friend Diane and I had dinner there, they were even more than accommodating to her guide dog. Thank you Southway Hotel for having made a difference in my traveling life and a huge thank you to all of your staff. I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels. On your next trip you could enrich your down time with some of my audio mysteries. Take them with you wherever you go! In the car, on the plane, on the bus or train, at the beach, anywhere! Affordable, portable, (computer or i device) and you could either purchase or Subscribe for unlimited access to my library at and you can now take advantage of our free downloads here.]]>

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