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Vietnam is increasingly becoming an important recruitment market for institutions across Canada

In 2014, about 5,600 Vietnamese students were studying at various institutions in Canada, making Vietnam ranked 1st in South East Asia and 11th worldwide for sending international students to Canada

In 2014, about 5,600 Vietnamese students were studying at various institutions in Canada, making Vietnam ranked 1st in South East Asia and 11th worldwide for sending international students to Canada. Every year, more than 1,300 Vietnamese students get their study permits to study and do research in Canada. A significant number of Vietnamese students have graduated from Canada and returned to Vietnam, applying their knowledge to various fields and contributing to their home country. The number of these graduates is not yet known to us and no official alumni network is active in Vietnam to be leveraged to support our efforts in promoting Canadian education, strengthening Canada-Vietnam people-to-people ties, and more broadly, promoting Canada writ large.


In an effort to better promote Canada as a study and research destination to potential Vietnamese students, the Embassy and Consulate are establishing a Canadian Alumni Network in Vietnam, which will unite those who have graduated from Canada, have connections with Canada, want to re-connect and are willing to share their positive experience with potential students. Once this network is created, it will be engaged to promote Canada’s values including education, culture, lifestyle, and to support and develop international trade with Vietnam. The network itself will be a platform used towards the shared interest and benefits of every member, i.e. connecting and creating further links that are both meaningful and beneficial to their own business and careers. The network will include a variety of contacts i) people working in the private sector, ii) decision makers working in the government, iii) academia working in the education and research institutions, iv) and young graduates just coming back home. The network is not limited to but targets the alumni of Vietnamese origin/citizenship.

As a first step, we would like to build up our database of Canadian alumni. We are seeking your support in communicating this message to your network of students/alumni, who either have graduated from or are currently enrolled in Canadian institutions so that any interested alumni/students can contact us at

Vietnam.Alumni@international.gc.ca

or Vietnam.Anciens@international.gc.ca

and become a part of this network.

The Education Team at the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City