Vietnam among Canada’s prioritised markets in educational cooperation: workshop hinh anh 1Participants in the online workshop (Photo: VNA)

Ottawa (VNA) – Vietnam is among prioritised markets of Canada in educational cooperation, heard a workshop held by the Canada-Vietnam Trade Council on December 14.

The event was to update information on studying abroad and job opportunities in Canada for Vietnamese students.

Skandha Sunderasen, Associate Director, Global Engagement and Strategic Initiatives at Canada’s York University, said the Canada-Vietnam educational cooperation is forecast to be promising in the future.

He continued that the ASEAN-Canada free trade agreement, which is under negotiations, is hoped to bolster tertiary education collaboration between the two countries.

Vietnam is currently the largest trade partner of Canada in ASEAN.

York University and others hope to partner with Vietnam in overseas research and study and fields of mutual concern such as climate change adaptation, support for Vietnamese startups and small- and medium-sized enterprises to access the North American market, among others.

During a fact-finding trip to Vietnam held virtually last month, leaders of Canadian and Vietnamese universities discussed cooperation in overseas research and study, post-graduate study and start-ups.

Vietnam has the largest number of students in Canada among Southeast Asian nations and ranks fifth worldwide, with about 21,000./.