HKETO Newsroom

September 16, 2018

HKETO Director attends HKBUAAO’s Anniversary Dinner

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.

September 16, 2018

香港經貿處處長出席香港浸會大學安省校友會的週年晚宴

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長陳納思出席香港浸會大學安省校友會(浸大校友會)於九月十六日在多倫多舉行的第三十屆週年晚宴。

陳納思在晚宴上致辭時,恭賀浸大校友會成立三十週年,並歡迎香港浸會大學校長錢大康教授遠道從香港到訪加拿大。

陳納思又向與會嘉賓介紹香港的最新經濟發展,以及香港為年青人提供大量機會發展事業。她表示:「我們特別為香港永久性居民的第二代推行入境計劃,以方便他們回港工作。該計劃的申請手續簡單快捷,而且申請人在提交申請時無需事先獲得聘用。」除了入境計劃外,加拿大的年青人亦可透過加港工作假期計劃,到香港體驗生活和工作。

陳納思又特別提到將於今年稍後落成啟用的兩項大型運輸基建項目,將大大提升香港與中國內地的連繫。首個項目是將於九月二十三日通車的廣深港高速鐵路香港段,屆時香港將可與中國內地四十四個城市直接連接。第二個項目是港珠澳大橋,這項目會將來往珠海至香港機場的時間,由現時的四小時大幅縮減至四十五分鐘。陳納思鼓勵與會者下次回港時,可親身體驗這兩項公路及鐵路項目。