HKETO Newsroom

September 24, 2018

Hong Kong – an excellent place for career development or further studies

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) hosted an information session on September 24 at the University of Toronto to encourage students to develop their careers or further their studies in Hong Kong.

Speaking at the session, Deputy Director of HKETO, Miss Florence Tsang, first gave an overview of the business and living environment of Hong Kong and said that Hong Kong is an international and bilingual city with talents from all over the world. In particular, the economic freedom, the low and simple tax system, low unemployment rate and its strategic geographical location make Hong Kong an excellent place for doing business and career development.

Miss Tsang outlined the various scholarship schemes launched by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government to attract overseas students to further their studies in Hong Kong, including the PhD Fellowship Scheme and the Hong Kong, China-APEC Scholarship.

There are abundant career opportunities for overseas graduates in Hong Kong. One of them is the Native-speaking English Teacher Scheme, which aims to enhance the exposure of English as a second language to Hong Kong primary and secondary school students. The application deadline of the scheme is January 31, 2019.

In addition, Miss Tsang gave details of various admission schemes, including the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme, the newly promulgated Talent List, the General Employment Policy, as well as the Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents, which were rolled out by the HKSAR Government to attract talents, professionals and entrepreneurs to develop their careers or start their businesses in Hong Kong.

Miss Tsang also briefed the students that the HKSAR Government is recruiting talents for different civil service posts including Administrative Officers (AOs). Hong Kong permanent residents studying or residing overseas are also eligible to apply.

“The Administrative Service is a cadre of multi-skilled professional administrators who play a key role in the HKSAR Government,” Miss Tsang said. “Administrative Officers are involved in public policy formulation, providing quality management, as well as steering and coordinating provision of government services. They may also have the opportunities to promote the interests of Hong Kong at the offices in Mainland China and overseas,” she added.

In addition to AOs, the HKSAR Government is also recruiting people for other civil service posts including Executive Officers, Assistant Trade Officers, Assistant Labour Officers II, Management Services Officers II and Transport Officers II. For the convenience of those studying or residing outside Hong Kong, the Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law Test required for these posts would be held in seven overseas cities including Toronto and Vancouver on December 8, 2018. The deadline of application for these posts is October 5, 2018 (5pm) Hong Kong time.

Before closing, Miss Tsang highlighted the Working Holiday Scheme that enables Canadian youths to stay in Hong Kong for not more than 12 months during which they may take up short-term employment or studies while they are on holiday.

On September 19, HKETO held a similar information session at the York University. It will continue to host similar sessions at different universities in Western Canada in late September to early October. Details are as follows:

Date and TimePlace September 26, 1pm – 2pm University of Calgary September 27, 11.30am – 12.30pm University of Alberta October 2, 12 noon – 1pm University of British Columbia October 2, 5.30pm – 6.30pm Simon Fraser University

September 24, 2018

香港 - 發展事業或繼續升學的理想地方

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)於九月二十四日在多倫多大學舉行資訊講座,鼓勵學生到香港發展事業或繼續升學。

香港經貿處副處長曾菂怡在講座上首先介紹香港的商貿及生活環境。她表示香港是一個中、英雙語並用的國際都會,匯聚來自世界各地的人才,特別是其經濟自由、低税率及簡單税制、低失業率和優越的地理位置,使香港成爲學生發展事業和創業的理想地方。

曾菂怡同時向與會學生簡介,由香港特別行政區政府(香港特區政府)為吸引海外學生在香港深造而設立的多個獎學金計劃,包括「香港博士研究生獎學金計劃」和「中國香港 - 亞太經合組織獎學金」。

香港也為海外畢業生提供許多就業機會,當中包括「以英語為母語的英語教師計劃」,該計劃旨在提高香港中小學生的英語作為第二語言的水平。有關計劃的截止申請日期為二○一九年一月三十一日。

此外,曾菂怡向出席學生詳細介紹香港特區政府推出的各項鼓勵優才、專才及企業家到香港發展事業或創業的入境計劃。這些計劃包括「優秀人才入境計劃」、最新公布的人才清單、「一般就業政策」及「輸入中國籍香港永久性居民第二代計劃」。

曾菂怡又介紹香港特區政府正在招聘政務主任等公務員職位,歡迎在海外居住或就讀的香港永久性居民投考。

她說:「政務主任是專業的管理通才,在香港特區政府擔當重要的角色。他們負責參與制訂政策、提供優質管理,以及帶領和統籌政府提供的服務,並有機會在中國內地和海外的辦事處負責推廣香港的工作。」

除政務主任外,香港特區政府亦正招聘其他公務員職位,包括行政主任、助理貿易主任、二級助理勞工事務主任、二級管理參議主任及二級運輸主任。為方便在香港以外地區就讀或居住的合資格申請人應考,有關職位的綜合招聘考試及基本法測試將於二○一八年十二月八日在七個海外城市舉行,當中包括多倫多和溫哥華。有關職位的截止申請日期為二○一八年十月五日下午五時正(香港時間)。

曾菂怡最後強調,加拿大青年亦可透過「工作假期計劃」於香港逗留最多十二個月,並可在假期期間工作或修讀短期課程。

香港經貿處於九月十九日亦在約克大學舉辦同樣的資訊講座,而在加拿大西岸不同大學舉辦的資訊講座,則會於九月下旬至十月上旬舉行,詳情如下:

日期及時間地點 九月二十六日下午一時至二時 卡加利大學 (University of Calgary) 九月二十七日上午十一時半至下午十二時半 亞伯達大學 (University of Alberta) 十月二日中午十二時至下午一時 英屬哥倫比亞大學 (University of British Columbia) 十月二日下午五時半至六時半 西門菲莎大學 (Simon Fraser University)