MANILA – More than 1,000 Filipino students, parents and professionals and 13 Canadian colleges and universities who visited the Philippines participated in the Study in Canada Fair 2014.
The event, which is now on its third year, was held at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati City and was sponsored by the Canadian Embassy.
It featured several top schools from Canada who shared about opportunities in both the university and graduate school levels.
“Canada has one of the world’s best education systems providing academic credentials that are recognized globally. International students often become ambassadors of Canada when they go back to their home countries. Some would choose to continue to work in Canada, while others with globally-recognized credentials impart their positive experiences back to the Philippines,” Canadian Ambassador Neil Reedder explained.
The theme of this year’s fair centered on the bridging program “K to 12” offered by Canadian schools to equip Filipino high school students with the right knowledge and skills that they need to enter the Canadian tertiary education program.
Almost 300,000 national students were enrolled in Canadian Schools last year.
Canada has also recently declared the country as one of the priority emerging market where education became a priority future commercial agreements.