9th EduCanada Fairs 2017 in Vietnam

Date: Oct 11, 2017 — Oct 16, 2017
Format: Education Fair
Hosted By: Global Affairs Canada
Location: Vietnam
City: Danang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Cost: $1850-$2650 per city


Target Audience: K-12, Accredited Language Schools and Post-secondary Institutions

Space is limited – Please register as soon as possible

Event description

Global Affairs Canada is pleased to invite eligible Canadian institutions to participate in the next edition of the EduCanada Fairs in Vietnam.

This fair is designed to allow Canadian representatives to meet potential students and parents, as well as educational agents and institutional representatives throughout the region.

Canadian Education International (CEI Vietnam) is responsible for the organization and all logistics for the EduCanada Fairs. The Canadian Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam will be providing clients with customized services and organizing market briefings and business-to-business meetings.

The event will include the following activities:

  • Public Fairs and Information Seminars
  • Agent Workshops (meetings with agents and local school counsellors)
  • Briefing with the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)
  • Briefing with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Briefing with the Development Program
  • Networking opportunity with agents and local school counsellors

Expected number of visitors:

  • Danang Fair: 600
  • ​Hanoi Fair: 2,000
  • Ho Chi Minh City Fair: 4,000

There were roughly 5,000 Vietnamese students studying in Canada in 2015, marking the 9th straight year of growth, and ranking Vietnam high as a source country for international students (number one source country from ASEAN). With the launch of the Canada Express Study program and more efficient visa processing together with Canada’s growing brand image as an open and welcoming country for foreign students, Canada’s education profile in Vietnam has grown dramatically in 2016. Visa applications were doubled in 2016 compared to the previous year, reaching a record high growth. Increasingly, Vietnamese students are shifting their interest to Canada as a study destination offering competitive costs and a safe environment.

Last year, a hundred and three (103) Canadian institutions and 4 provinces/national associations participated in the 8th EduCanada Fairs 2016 in Vietnam, showing the continued interest of Canadian institutions in the Vietnamese market. The recruitment fairs attracted over 7,000 interested visitors over the three days. A total of 1,038 one-on-one meetings between institutions and 109 education agents took place over the course of the two agent workshops.

The EduCanada Fairs in Vietnam continue to be an important tool in branding Canada as the destination of choice for Vietnamese students looking to study abroad. It is now also the largest education fair organized by the Canadian government worldwide.

Note: Canadian institutions are reminded that the fairs should not be the only means to recruit students. Other marketing activities should be considered as well to achieve objectives. 



Type of Event

Standard Rate

Danang (Novotel Hotel)

Oct. 11

Agent meetings
Recruitment fair

C$ 1,850

Hanoi (Melia Hotel)

Oct. 13–14

Market and visa briefing
Agent workshop
Recruitment fair

C$ 2,650

Ho Chi Minh City (GEM Centre)

Oct. 15–16

Recruitment fair

Agent workshop

C$ 2,650



Booth interpreter

C$ 150 per booth/fair

Registration & Deadlines

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2017. Please note that we may reach capacity before registration deadline.

Maximum number of participating institutions/booths:

  • Danang Fair: 50
  • ​Hanoi Fair: 90
  • Ho Chi Minh City Fair: 100

Spaces will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis in the following categories: K-12, Colleges/Institutes/Cégeps, Universities, and Language Schools/Others. One month prior to the registration deadline, any space not yet allocated in a particular category will be re-assigned to those wait-listed institutions.


List of Edu-Canada Events and Market Reports are available on the Trade Commissioner Service website at International Education Events