Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Miss Kathy Chan, attended the 30th Anniversary Dinner organised by the Hong Kong Baptist University Alumni Association of Ontario (HKBUAAO) on September 16 in Toronto.
Speaking at the event, Miss Chan congratulated the HKBUAAO on its 30th anniversary and welcomed Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor of the Hong Kong Baptist University, who travelled from Hong Kong to visit Canada.
Miss Chan also updated the participants on the latest economic development of Hong Kong and the abundant opportunities in the city for young people to develop their careers. “We have an admission scheme tailor made for the second generation of Hong Kong permanent residents to facilitate them to go to work in Hong Kong. Application is simple and fast, and they do not need to have secured a job offer at the time of application,” Miss Chan said. In addition to the admission scheme, the Canada-Hong Kong Working Holiday scheme can also provide Canadian young people with first-hand experience of how living and working in Hong Kong looks like.
Miss Chan also noted that with the commissioning of two mega transport infrastructure projects later this year, Hong Kong’s connectivity with Mainland China would be greatly enhanced. The first project is the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed rail link, which will be commissioned on 23 September and will directly connect Hong Kong to 44 destinations on Mainland China. The second one is the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which will substantially slash the travelling time between Zhuhai and Hong Kong Airport from currently 4 hours to 45 minutes. Miss Chan encouraged participants to experience these two amazing road and railway projects on their next visit to Hong Kong.