Canadian Education Promotion for Indonesian Students, Via EduCanada Fair

On October 8, 2017 the Canadian Embassy in Indonesia held an educational exhibition in Jakarta. The event promotes a number of renowned educational institutions and campus Maple to prospective students who want to study in the country with the capital city of Ottawa.

The event was opened by Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia Peter MacArthur and attended by Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Yohana Yambise.

“EduCanada fair is attended by Indonesian students who want to study in Canada, we do it twice a year, in two places, Jakarta and Surabaya,” explained Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia Peter MacArthur when interviewed at EduCanada Jakarta on Sunday (8/10/2017).

“In Surabaya, held yesterday, visitors reached 600. In Jakarta, today we expect a thousand people to attend.” he explained.

Yohanna Yambise attended the event in her capacity as one of the alumni from Simon Fraser University. He completed his Master’s degree program at the Department of Education on campus in 1994.

“Education in Canada provides me with a lot of experience not only for my life but also for my career,” explained Yohana.

The woman born in Manokwari, Papua also explained how she learned much about inclusivity during her education in Canada. He also feels comfortable studying in a popular country will maple leaf it.

Initiated by the Canadian government, EduCanada provides prospective students from Indonesia to meet representatives from 35 Canadian educational institutions as well as attend a thorough presentation on learning there.

2 Advantages of studying in Canada

Achieving higher education abroad is now one of the targets to be achieved on the list of most Indonesian students’ wishes. Not a few students who are ambitious homeland to gain knowledge from world renowned campus.

Referring to the 2016 – 2017 World University Rankings page, about 50 of the world ‘s top campuses are spread across the Americas and Europe.

The United States dominates as home to a number of elite campuses, such as The Ivy League clusters – Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, etc. – to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In England, there is the legendary Oxford University.

Thousands of students of Equatorial Emerald Affairs were racing after the chair at the university.

However, when most of the nation’s sons and daughters concentrated on the United States and Britain, there was a country – with maple leaf symbols on its flag – which also offered higher education that was not less elite with the above campuses.

“Even your minister is an alumni of one of our top campuses,” explains Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia Peter MacArthur, during a special interview with, Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

For the ambitious Indonesian students studying in Canada, there is McGill University, the University of Toronto, and the University of British Columbia, who sit in the top 50 ranking of World Rankings University.

There is also Simon Fraser University, where Minister Yohana lectures.

And, Maple Country with open arms is welcoming the prospective students from the country.

“We are investing heavily in the education sector and we encourage and welcome Indonesians to study there,” MacArthur explained.

The diplomat explained, in mid-2017, the application of student permit Indonesia rose 25 percent compared with the previous year. It marked the increasing attractiveness of Canada for prospective students from the country.

And, to further enhance the interest of students of Equatorial Zamrud to study in Maple Country, the Canadian Embassy routinely conducts Canada Education Day in Jakarta.

“We conduct the activity every two years, and it will be held in October 2017. The goal is to promote Canadian higher education for Indonesians,” MacArthur explained.

In addition, MacArthur also describes two benefits that foreign students can gain, including from Indonesia, who is studying in Canada.

“If you are a foreign graduate student studying in Canada, we are opening opportunities for you to be able to work there, foreign students can work half full to full time,” he said.

Under Canadian provisions, graduate students who are still studying, are allowed to work part-time (up to 20 hours during academic calendar) and full time (during academic holidays). Meanwhile, for those who have completed their studies, graduates are also allowed to work and stay in Canada for up to three years.

And all that, can be done simply by using a student visa and without having to take care of the employment visa.

“The opportunity can be a place to gain experience for graduate students studying in Canada,” MacArthur said.

“I do not guarantee the warm weather, because it’s very cold there,” he joked. “But clearly, education (high) in Canada is remarkable.”