HKETO Newsroom

September 16, 2019

Hong Kong provides abundant career development and further studies opportunities

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) hosted a career information session on September 16 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 Hong Kong’s latest developments. “The Fraser Institute once again ranked Hong Kong as the world's freest economy in the Economic Freedom of the World 2019 Report. Hong Kong has been retaining the top rank since the inception of the report,” Miss Tsang said.

Miss Tsang continued to brief the students on the business and living environment of Hong Kong.  “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 and its strategic geographical location make Hong Kong an excellent place for doing business and career development,” she continued.

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.

In addition, Miss Tsang gave details of various admission schemes, including the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme, the 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 noted 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.  “AOs 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 Labour Officers, Assistant Trade Officers and Transport Officers. 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 six overseas cities including Toronto and Vancouver on December 7, 2019. The deadline of application for these posts is October 4, 2019 (5pm) Hong Kong time.

Before closing, Miss Tsang mentioned the Working Holiday Scheme which 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.

HKETO will hold a similar information session at the York University tomorrow (September 17) and will continue to host similar sessions at different universities in Western Canada in the coming two weeks. Details are as follows:

Date and Time                                    Place

September 26, 12.30pm - 2pm           University of Victoria

September 27, 12.30pm - 2pm           University of British Columbia

September 27, 4.30pm - 6pm             Simon Fraser University (Burnaby campus)

September 30, 12 nn -1.30pm           University of Calgary

September 30, 5.30pm - 7pm             University of Alberta

September 16, 2019

香港提供豐富發展事業及升學機會

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)於九月十六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最新情況。曾菂怡說:「菲沙研究所在《世界經濟自由度2019年度報告》再次把香港評為全球最自由的經濟體。自報告開始發布以來,香港一直保持首位。」

曾菂怡接着向向出席同學介紹香港的商貿及生活環境。曾菂怡說:「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。」

曾菂怡亦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」。

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」、「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、助理勞工事務主任、助理貿易主任及運輸主任。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○一九年十二月七日在六個海外城市舉行,當中包括多倫多和溫哥華。有關職位的截止申請日期為二○一九年十月四日下午五時正(香港時間)。

曾菂怡亦提到,加拿大青年可透過「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。

香港經貿處將於明日(九月十七日)亦在約克大學舉辦同樣的資訊講座,並會於未來兩個星期在加拿大西岸的不同大學舉辦資訊講座,,詳情如下:

日期及時間                                                    地點

九月二十六日下午十二時三十分至二時    維多利亞大學 (University of Victoria)

九月二十七日下午十二時三十分至二時    英屬哥倫比亞大學 (University of British Columbia)

九月二十七日下午四時三十分至六時        西門菲莎大學 (本拿比校舍) (Simon Fraser University Burnaby campus)

九月三十日中午十二時至一時三十分        卡加利大學 (University of Calgary)

九月三十日中下午五時三十分至七時        亞伯達大學 (University of Alberta)