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May 17, 2022

HKETO Director joins virtual workshop to promote career opportunities in Hong Kong

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, joined the virtual Asian Studies workshop series entitled "Careers and Engagement in Asia" organised by the Department of Asian Studies of the University of British Columbia on May 17 to promote the career opportunities in Hong Kong while updating participants on the latest development of Hong Kong.

Speaking at the workshop, Ms Mo, first updated participating students on the latest development of Hong Kong. “Hong Kong is a tiny city with over seven million of population, but it is the freest economy in the world, the 7th most competitive economy, and the third global financial centre only behind New York and London,” Ms Mo said. 

On cultural front, Hong Kong is the second trading market for contemporary arts, and the city is developing into the regional art and cultural hub.

Ms Mo moved on to introduce the career opportunities in Hong Kong. “Over 9 000 companies in Hong Kong actually have their parent companies outside Hong Kong.  Talent can always get the chances to work with international companies or organisations, and deal with people from very diversified cultures and origins,” Ms Mo continued.

Hong Kong’s tax system is simple and low. “There is no HST or PST and the salary tax is capped at 17%,” Ms Mo emphasized.

Looking ahead, Ms Mo is confident that Hong Kong is an attractive city for talents to thrive. 

Following Ms Mo’s remarks, the Head of Invest Hong Kong in Canada Mr Christopher Chen, elaborated on the excellent environment and job opportunities for overseas students in Hong Kong. In particular, he highlighted the various admission and scholarship schemes and shared his personal experience of studying in Canada and working in Hong Kong with the students.

Mr Chen encouraged participants to grasp the vast career opportunities offered by Mainland China, in particular the affluent Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development and consider working or pursuing further studies in the city. 

May 17, 2022





此外,巫菀菁亦介紹香港的就業機會,她續說:「香港有超過9 000間公司的母公司來自境外。香港的人才有很多機會可以在國際企業或組織工作,並與多元文化背景的人接觸。」