HKETO Newsroom

March 1, 2024

HKETO Director presents HKCBA Calgary Scholarship to winning students

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, shared the opportunities to pursue higher education in Hong Kong and work in Hong Kong at a student reception co-organized by the Hong Kong-Canada business Association (Calgary Section) (HKCBA), HKETO and Invest Hong Kong in Canada (InvestHK) in Calgary on March 1. She also presented the 2024 HKCBA Calgary Scholarship to the award recipients.

Speaking at the reception, Ms Mo said that Hong Kong is a place full of opportunities and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has introduced various measures to attract and facilitate talents from all over the world to work and live in Hong Kong.

“Hong Kong, renowned as a vibrant global city, has long been recognized as a hub for professional development and academic excellence,” Ms Mo said. “It services as a gateway between East and West, blending rich cultural heritage with a dynamic business environment. Whether you are considering working or studying, Hong Kong has much to offer.”

Ms Mo pointed out that Hong Kong, with the institutional advantages under the “one country, two systems” and its place in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, boasts a robust economy, providing a myriad of career prospects across various sectors, especially in the financial services, innovation and technology, as well as arts and culture.  Hong Kong’s simple tax regime and low tax rate and its talent admission schemes are appealing to the global talents.  “Canadian communities are welcome to visit Hong Kong and explore this Asia’s world city as their destination for business, career or personal growth,” Ms Mo said.

As for academics, Hong Kong is also home to several renowned universities and educational institutions. “These institutions are known for their commitment to excellence, cutting-edge research and diverse academic programs. Hong Kong will undoubtedly provide a nurturing platform for your ambitions,” Ms Mo added.

Following Ms Mo’s remarks, Deputy Head of Business and Talent Attraction of InvestHK Canada, Ms Grace Lau, introduced the various talent attraction and facilitation measures by the HKSAR Government and the services offered by InvestHK.

HKETO is the sponsor of the 2024 HKCBA Calgary Scholarship, which is awarded to Calgary university or college students who demonstrate a strong interest in Hong Kong and a clear motivation to pursue an exchange programme or work experience in the city. This year a total of four students from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University received the scholarship.

March 1, 2024





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