The Embassy of Canada in Hanoi and the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh city have announced that the 2013 Canada Education Week will be held from October 13-19 with almost 70 Canadian institutions participating.

Representing the full range of education options, from kindergarten to Grade 12, language programmes, all the way to college and university, these Canadian institutions are among the best in the world. This year, students will have an opportunity to meet with many of Canada’s leading universities like the University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta, the University of Victoria, Waterloo University, the University of Manitoba, the University of Saskatchewan, and Concordia University.

The fairs will take place at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi on October 13 from 9:30am – 4:00pm, at Ninh Kieu 2 Hotel in Can Tho city on October 16 from 4:30pm – 8:00pm, and at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city on October 19 from 9:30am – 4:00pm.

Canada spends more per capita on education than any other G8 country and welcomes more than 100,000 international students every year. Canada’s world-class educators, cutting-edge technology, competitive tuition fees, diverse population, and opportunities for international graduates to stay and work to gain international experience make Canada one of the best choices for prospective students. A recent survey says international students studying in Canada pay some of the lowest fees amongst Western developed nations, lower than those in Australia, the US and the UK.

Students and families are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet directly with Canadian institutions’ representatives, learn about Canada’s education system and study options available, visa application process, and opportunities for international students after graduation. 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.

High school students wishing to conquer the challenges of the second and third rounds of the “Explore Canada from A to Z” competition should not miss the fairs which will include a lot of interesting and useful information about Canada. The competition, organised by the Embassy and Consulate General of Canada, was launched on August 27 and will end by November 30 this year.-VNA