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Inbound Trade Mission with Thai and Vietnamese Education Agencies

Join us in Montréal, next December, to build valuable relationships with key partners from Southeast Asia 


Languages Canada's next inbound trade mission will host 20 Thai and Vietnamese education agents in beautiful Montréal, Québec, December 1 through 4, 2024.

As Tourisme Montréal puts it, Montréal is ‘’a striking union of European charm and North American attitude, [the city] seduces visitors with a harmonious pairing of the historic and the new, from exquisite architecture to fine dining’’.

This is the perfect setting for members to show Thai and Vietnamese agents that their students are more than welcome in Canada. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to strengthen long-standing partnerships, create new and rewarding relationships, and ensure agents feel motivated to keep Canada top of mind.

Why Thailand and Vietnam?

According to BONARD’s presentation at the LC 2024 Conference in Vancouver, Thailand and Vietnam rank among the top 20 source countries for ESL worldwide. In 2022, Canada welcomed 5% of Thailand’s 300,000 student weeks and 29% of Vietnam's 80,000 student weeks

Preliminary findings from Languages Canada’s 2023 annual survey show that Vietnam now ranks as the 10th and Thailand as the 17th top markets for LC members in terms of student weeks. Both countries made the top 15 priority markets for members’ marketing activities, according to the survey.

Meanwhile, data from IRCC reveals that 2,139 Thai students and 8,367 Vietnamese students applied for study permits in 2023.

It's worth noting that Thai nationals may be eligible to travel to Canada with an eTA instead of a TRV for programs of 6 months or less. Vietnamese nationals, however, must apply for a TRV or study permit.

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Why should you attend?

  • Conduct B2B meetings and network with decision-makers from 20 high-quality, pre-selected agency representatives in an intimate, small-scale setting;
  • Build market presence and brand-awareness with key players in the industry;
  • Participate in side activities in Canada’s cultural capital and Québec’s largest city, a cosmopolitan centre with proud roots in the past that enthusiastically embraces the future.
  • More opportunities for off-site networking and trust-building with agents.

What's included?

  • Recruitment, screening, and selection of education agencies;
  • Partial cost of flights from Asia to Canada for 20 agents;
  • Cost of hotel rooms for 3 nights for 20 agents while in Canada;
  • 5-star meeting venue with Internet included;
  • 20 one-on-one meetings with agencies from Thailand and Vietnam;
  • All meals, refreshments, and networking receptions during the B2B day;
  • Evening welcome reception in Montreal with the entire group;
  • Complete event management, including B2B meeting scheduling;
  • A participant handbook including detailed agency profiles;
  • Access to additional agent contacts from waitlist (if applicable).

Price does not include domestic airfare, accommodation for Canadian participants, or meals other than those served on the B2B day.

Program at a glance

  • Sunday, December 1, 2024

    Arrival in Montréal

    Free day to settle in and adjust to Eastern Time.

    Welcome to Montréal! Enjoy a free day in Québec’s metropolis. Day and night, Montréal pulses with activity. Each season, it is host to an array of events, exhibitions and gatherings for the thousands of culture, nature and thrill seekers who come here to enjoy its diverse offerings.

    Get to know any one of its many colourful and vibrant neighbourhoods which overflow with markets, boutiques, restaurants and cafés—diverse expressions of the inhabitants’ joie de vivre. Montrealers are naturally charming and quite often multilingual. Their spontaneity and ability to welcome visitors have propelled Montréal to its current position of international host city, where some of the world’s most exciting events are held each year.

  • Monday, December 2, 2024

    Welcome reception

    Now that everyone has settled in, education agents and Canadian institutions can break the ice and get to know each other in a casual setting during the trade mission welcome reception.

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2024


    Take part in 20 pre-arranged B2B meetings with top Thai and Vietnamese agencies.

    Full program includes:

    • Presentation
    • Morning coffee break
    • Lunch buffet
    • Afternoon coffee break
    • Cocktail reception
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2024

    Trade mission wraps up

    It’s time to wrap things up in Montréal. Enjoy any time off you have in the city before going back home! Languages Canada will take the group of agents on four full days of campus visits in Montréal and Toronto.

Act fast to take advantage of early-bird pricing!

All Members
Montréal Inbound Trade Mission

Main Representative

Early-bird rate*

($279 per B2B meeting in a small-scale and intimate setting!)

*Early-bird rate valid until July 31, 2024.
Regular rate: $6,180.

Second Representative


Montréal and Toronto Members
Host  Agents on Campus

Thai and Vietnamese agents will tour Montréal and Toronto-area campuses following the trade mission.

3 one-hour visits in Montréal and 8 one-hour visits in Toronto are available to members who purchase the trade mission package.

Montréal or Toronto Campus Visit


Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Price does not include domestic airfare, accommodation, or meals (other than those served on the B2B day) for Canadian participants.

Sponsorship opportunities

If your organization is interested in sponsoring the Languages Canada 2024 Inbound Trade Mission with Thai and Vietnamese Education Agencies, please contact us.

Option 1

Event sponsorship + B2B schedule

Includes event handbook and website advertising, individual table and evening reception recognition + personal B2B schedule.


Only 2 slots available. Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Option 2

Event sponsorship only

Includes event handbook and website advertising, individual table and evening reception recognition.