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Government of Canada: Official Global Travel Advisory

Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.


CPTPP – One year later business event
at Toronto City Hall

February 10, 2020 – A Vietnam Business Forum was held on February 10, 2020 at Toronto City Hall, with Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong providing welcome remarks, organized by City of Toronto and Canada-Vietnam Trade Council, on business opportunities from CPTPP – one year later, and sharing experiences of doing business in Vietnam. Speakers included representatives from the Trade Office, Embassy of Vietnam, Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Export Development Canada, and Canadian companies that have done business in Vietnam including B+H Architects, Sun Life, and Deloitte. Vietnam has 13 signed FTAs and several under negotiation. Since 2015, Vietnam has been Canada’s largest trading partner in ASEAN. Read news CPTPP offers opportunities for Canadian enterprises in Việt Nam from Viet Nam News.


Happy Lunar New Year 2020!
The Year of the Rat

January 18, 2020 – Vietnamese Canadians and friends celebrated the Year of the Rat in Toronto. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a New Year greetings to the Canada Vietnam Society. As the theme in 2020 is “ASEAN Business Connected”, the Society also received a greeting message from Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade Mary Ng. Toronto Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong was present and gave best wishes to the community. Read news from The Philippine Reporter and Vietnam Plus.


Vietnam’s National Day celebrated in Toronto

August 22, 2019 – The Canada Vietnam Society held a celebration of Vietnam’s National Day in Toronto. Seventy-four years ago, on September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence following the August Revolution (the 19th) when the Vietnamese people ousted France and Japan. Read more.


Toronto Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong welcomes
Business Delegation from Ho Chi Minh City

July 12, 2019 – A workshop on business opportunities between Ontario and Ho Chi Minh City was held at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre on July 12, 2019. Representatives from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service-Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, World Trade Center-Toronto, Export Development Canada, as well as Canadian companies, spoke at the event.
Toronto and Ho Chi Minh City have a friendship agreement signed in 2006 and renewed in 2017.


Statement to condemn the so-called Journey to Freedom Act (S-219)

April 30, 2019 – As a member of the Canada Vietnam Society, a national organization whose aim is to promote friendly relations between the Vietnamese people and the Canadian people and to promote exchanges, knowledge and understanding between our two countries and peoples, I am very pleased to participate in the conference on April 30, 2019 in Toronto on the Vietnam Ancestral Global Day in commemoration of the Hùng Kings who 4,000 years ago laid the foundation of the Vietnamese nation. Read more.

Celebrating Vietnam Ancestral Global Day in Toronto, April 30, 2019


CPTPP-Vietnam Workshop in Toronto

March 11, 2019 – Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng spoke at the CPTPP-Vietnam workshop, held at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre. The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement creates opportunities for Canadian companies in the Vietnam market in the following sectors: education, ICT, agriculture, infrastructure, clean technology, and aerospace.


CPTPP-Vietnam workshop at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre,
March 11, 2019 


Happy Lunar New Year 2019!
The Year of the Pig

February 2, 2019 – Vietnamese Canadians celebrated the Year of the Pig with family and friends in Toronto. Toronto Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Councillor Mike Layton, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng, and MP Julie Dzerowicz spoke at the event and gave their best wishes to the community. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a New Year greetings to the Canada Vietnam Society.