Work and travel in Hong Kong: International Experience Canada
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What Hong Kong offers
Hong Kong is considered the Pearl of the Orient. Although Cantonese is the primary language used in Hong Kong, English is also widely used and is considered one of the official languages. Hong Kong is unique as it is a modern world-class city yet rooted in rich traditional values and customs. As one of the top trading economies in the world, Hong Kong is world renowned for its free trade economy with low tax rates and minimum government intervention.
For nature lovers, Hong Kong has a wide range of hiking areas and beaches which are just a short journey away from the busy urban streets. Hong Kong also offers popular theme parks such as Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
You can also explore the traditional side of Hong Kong by visiting the Wong Tai Sin Temple or stroll through an array of street markets like Temple Street night market or the Ladies' Market.
For the foodies, Hong Kong is well-known as a food paradise. It offers a wide range of delicacies, from international to regional Chinese cuisines like dim sum or local treats like egg tarts and Hong Kong style milk tea.
Plan your trip
The best way to make sure your trip is the experience of a lifetime is to plan. Review our travel checklist to find out what you should know or do before travelling to and working in a foreign country.
Need help planning? One of IEC’s recognized organizations (ROs) might be able to help you find a job, transportation, and provide travel advice.
Most ROs charge a fee for their services.
- Tourism Hong Kong
- Check for travel advisories
- Living and working in Hong Kong
- Safety and travel advice for LGBTQ2 travellers
Need more help planning? Contact a recognized organization.
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