News Release 

2017 EduCanada Fair in Vietnam

Up to 130 Canadian Institutions to Participate in the largest ever 9th Annual EduCanada Fair in Vietnam 

October 4, 2017 – Ho Chi Minh City – Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City

The Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada in Hanoi, is pleased to announce the 2017 EduCanada Fair taking place in Danang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from October 11 to October 15, 2017, with a record 129 participating Canadian institutions. The fairs are open to the public and will take place at Novotel Hotel in Danang on October 11 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm, at Melia Hotel in Hanoi on October 14 from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and at GEM Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on October 15 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Representing the full range of education options, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, college and university levels, as well as language programs, the participating Canadian schools are among the country’s world-class institutions. This year, students will have the opportunity to meet with many of Canada’s leading universities such as University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, University of Victoria, University of Alberta, Western University, Concordia University, Dalhousie University, University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan, York University, and University of New Brunswick, to name a few.

Canada spends more per capita on education than any other G7 country and welcomes more than 350,000 international students every year. In 2016, over 7,500 Vietnamese students were studying in Canada, ranking Vietnam 10th among source countries for international students. Canada’s education system offers world-class faculty, cutting-edge research, competitive tuition fees, a diverse student population, and opportunities for graduates to gain international work experience. According to a 2016 survey by HSBC, Canada ranks 3rd for quality of education, life, and job prospects for international students, while another study found that Canada’s largest cities are relatively more affordable than comparable cities around the world (Mercer, 2016 Cost of Living Rankings).

Students and families are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet directly with the Canadian institutions, learn about Canada’s education system and study options available, understand the visa application process and work opportunities for international students after graduation, as well as meet alumni and learn about their experience. A special seminar on applying for student visas will be led by a Canadian immigration official, aimed at providing the public with transparent and clear guidance on this topic of concern. Please visit the following website for the detailed program and list of participating institutions:

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Mr. Vu Tuan Dung                                                                Ms. Vu Tuyet Trang

Public Affairs Officer                                                            Public Affairs Officer

Consulate General of Canada in HCMC                           Embassy of Canada in Hanoi

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