thanks everyone for the kind advice and tips. As you know there are just so many different types of vehicles to put your money in, I just don't know where to start. But after reading through some of the books, I know what to stay away from until I get better understanding of the investment industry and market.
I have to say I have a very lucky headstart in life, I did my studies in business and marketing, and landed a marketing job with a smaller firm. I happen to have done extremely well in the agency, which put me in a manager / director position, which I now make a base salary, along with quarterly or semi-annually bonuses depending on how good the firm does.
I do have high risk tolerance, but I did mention GICs and Bonds, I only mentioned it because I don't know where to start with the higher risk investments such as stocks, which is why Im reading more on books about investing in the stock market.
In terms of anything to save for, not exactly. I am putting money aside from my job already for a house, which I am aiming to be able to purchase in around 3-4 years time (not quite ready for a purchase anyways earlier than that).
For my work, I can also have my employer pay me to my company instead of to me as an employee, which can allow me to play around with tax deferring and putting myself at a lower tax bracket. Which is why I thought about putting funds in a TFSA or portfolio that I can have some spending money from the interest.
Thanks for the advices so far, if anyone wants to help me more and direct me and kind of hold my hands through the process, please PM me and I am more than happy to compensate you for your time.