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November 2016


Vigil by Canadian Star Playwright Morris Panych

Vigil, a classic black comedy by Canadian star playwright Morris Panych, will have its Korean premiere later this month. Morris Panych has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama twice (in 1994 and 2004) and has emerged as a major figure in the Canadian theatre scene. Vigil premiered in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1995, and has been produced throughout Canada, Britain, the United States, Europe and Asia. In the Korean production of Vigil, one of Korea’s best known and acclaimed actresses, JEONG Yeong-suk, and the Dong-a Award Winner for Acting in 2015, HA Sungkwang, will star as the auntie and the nephew. It will be staged in Jayu Theatre of the Seoul Arts Centre from November 22 to December 11. For more information on performance schedule and tickets, click here.

Canadian Cybersecurity Expert Visited Korea and Met with Korean Experts

 Photos: Prof. Ronald Deibert Meets with Korean Cybersecurity Experts; Prof. Ronald Deibert Giving Presentation at KACS Conference
Photos: Prof. Ronald Deibert Meets with Korean Cybersecurity Experts; Prof. Ronald Deibert Giving Presentation at KACS Conference

Canadian cybersecurity expert Dr. Ronald Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab and Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, visited Korea in early October to discuss cybersecurity and internet governance topics with Korean think tanks and civil society organizations. He also gave a presentation at the Annual Korean Association of Canadian Studies (KACS) Conference held at Chungnam University. The visit was timed to coincide with Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October in Canada). The visit helped to advance a range of international cyber policy priorities for Canada on security issues, internet governance, and in relation to specific rights and freedoms in cyberspace. Dr. Deibert’s visit confirmed that Canada and Korea share many of the same priorities and concerns on cyber files, and identified a number of potential areas for future programming and collaboration.

Canada Seafood Export Café 2016

On October 31st, the Embassy’s Trade Commissioner Service organized a Canadian Seafood Export Café at the Lotte Hotel. 10 Canadian companies from 4 provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and British Columbia) took that opportunity to meet with local companies and to promote their world class seafood products. This event will certainly help the continued increase of Canadian seafood exports to Korea!

Canada Food Expo 2016

More than 15 Canadian companies from 4 provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick) participated in a trade mission to Japan and Korea from November 14th to 18th. The Canadian delegation attended seminars, market tour and an Export Café in Seoul organised by the Embassy’s Trade Commissioner Service in collaboration with the provinces. This is definitely a great opportunity for these Canadian companies to get a better understanding of the Korean market and to get in touch with local companies. This trade mission will certainly help to increase Canadian agrifood exports to Korea!

Canada Pavilion at the Korea Study Abroad Fair 2016 Fall

 Photo: Korean students and parents are meeting with Canadian institutions at the Canada Pavilion.
Photo: Korean students and parents are meeting with Canadian institutions at the Canada Pavilion.

The Embassy of Canada to Korea organized the Canada Pavilion at the Korea Study Abroad Fair 2016 Fall on October 1st and 2nd at COEX, Seoul, showcasing 32 Canadian public school districts, colleges, universities and private language institutes and raising recognition of Canada’s education system among the Korean public. Over the two days, the Korea Study Abroad Fair, Korea’s biggest student recruitment fair, attracted 38,638 professionals and prospective students interested in studying abroad. The fair allowed Canadian institutions to reach out directly to potential students and parents and the concurrent public seminars on October 2 offered an opportunity for the audience to learn more about the education systems of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec and programs available at public school districts, colleges and universities. Two days later, on October 4th, the Embassy organized an Agent Workshop providing participating educational institutes the opportunity to meet with 80 agents active in the Korean market.


Xavier Dolan Special

The Embassy of Canada to Korea, in partnership with the Bureau du Québec à Séoul, the Korean Association of Quebec Studies and the Korean Association of Cinematheque, is organizing a “Xavier Dolan Special” at the Seoul Art Cinema from November 11th to 13th, 2016. Xavier Dolan, born in Quebec, Canada, while still only in his 20s, has become one of the world’s most acclaimed young and noteworthy directors.

This screening festival will provide a special opportunity to enjoy all six films directed by Dolan, from his debut feature, I Killed My Mother (2009), to his latest, It’s Only the End of the World (2016), which won the Grand Prix at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in 20216. Click here for the screening schedule.

Dr. Schofield Special Exhibition

In partnership with the Seoul Museum of History, the Embassy of Canada to Korea and the Dr. Schofield Memorial Foundation are hosting a special exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of Dr. Frank Schofield’s first arrival in Korea.

Dr. Schofield is considered by many to be the “34th man” of Korea’s fight for independence (the Declaration of Independence on March 1, 1919, had 33 signatories) and is the only Westerner buried in the “Patriots” section of the National Cemetery in Seoul. Every year, Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs announces its “Independence Patriots of the Month” (IPM) and Dr. Schofield has been designated “Independence Patriot” for the month of March 2016.

This exhibition will be held from December 3, 2016 to February 5, 2017 in the lobby of the Seoul Museum of History. Please click here for more information on Dr. Schofield;

The CINARS Biennale

Every two years since 1984, CINARS has organized one of the most important international showcase and networking events. The week-long Biennale gathers around 1 500 participants from over 40 countries and presents more than 170 shows from Quebec, Canada, and abroad.

After 16 editions, the CINARS Biennale has made a name for itself as an indispensable multidisciplinary event in which one can develop real international touring opportunities, build solid relationships with professionals from all over the world, as well as sharpen one’s professional skill-set and knowledge base.

The 17th edition will take place in Montreal from November 14th to 19th, 2016. A delegation of more than 10 Korean performing arts participants will attend CINARS this year. The Embassy of Canada to Korea expects a stronger bilateral cultural partnership between Canada and Korea will result from this year’s CINARS.    For more information about the CINARS Biennale, please visit

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Passport application drop-off

A representative for consular services is available from 9:00-11:30 am excluding statutory holidays. You can submit your completed passport application by mail or in person. Completed passport applications can be dropped off at any time during the Embassy’s hours of operation.

Notice to Canadians   (Registration of Canadians Abroad)

Canadian citizens residing in Korea are invited to register with the Embassy. Registration may be made online at


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