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
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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)