Job Opportunity: JET Programme Assistant

The Embassy of Japan is looking to hire a full-time JET Programme Assistant for the period of Mid-November 2020 to Mid-March 2021! Check out the link below to see the full job description and send your résumé and cover letter by October 30th, 2020

Click here to see the job description


October 30: JETAA Ottawa Trivia Night

JETAA Ottawa will be hosting its third Trivia Night, the October Edition!!!

Join us and test your knowledge in a variety of fields with fun quizzes! You may even have the chance to win one of our awesome prizes!

Up to $150 in amazing, Ottawa food prizes to be given out! 

The rules will be announced at the event, but we will be doing random teams! Come join us and meet some new people.

Who: JET Alumni + Community friends
Date: Friday October 30, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: online over Zoom (link will be sent to participant on the day of the event)
Cost: Free
RSVP: Required. Register here on Eventbrite (registration open until October 30, 12 p.m.)

We keep striving to do better and for this October Trivia Night, some of the categories will be:

Music, Halloween, Japan, the World, and more!!


October 6 to November 24: JETAA Ottawa Japanese Classes (online)

Are you a JETAA member looking to continue your Japanese language learning journey? Come join your fellow JETAA members and study with us with a professional, native Japanese teacher.

The next period will be from October 6 to November 24, 2020.

The classes will be held online on Tuesdays. The format remains the same with a focus on Beginner to Intermediate skills from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Upper-Intermediate+ from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT ALUMNI WHO DO NOT SUBSCRIBE USING THIS FORM WILL NOT BE CONTACTED, AND THEREFORE WILL BE UNABLE TO JOIN. Please register only if you intend to attend. If you are unsure about your willingness or ability to attend, please refrain from registering. You can contact us later if you change your mind.

Who: Limited to JET Alumni
Date: Every Tuesday from October 6 to November 24, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
RSVP: You must register below to be able to attend.


October 18: Resume & Job Hunting Workshop

Recently back from Japan? Been back for a while and looking for a new job? Fear not! Join this workshop run by Jillian Steele (Nayoro-shi ALT, 2007-2008) and learn some great tips to optimize your résumé and job hunting! 

Jillian has applied to thousands of jobs and has successfully been hired at the University of Calgary, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, the Canadian Museum of Nature, CIHR and most recently employed by the University of Ottawa. 

Date: Sunday October 18, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: online over Zoom (link will be sent to participants before the event)
Cost: Free
RSVP: Required. Register below!


October 4: Senpai-Kohai JET Welcome Back Social

Join us for our annual Senpai-Kohai welcome back social! Returning JET participants will have the chance to talk to local JET alumni, ask about re-transitioning to Canadian life, and just chat about what it’s like to be a JET participant on the other side of the programme.

Date: Sunday October 4, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: online over Zoom (link will be sent to participants before the event)
Cost: Free
RSVP: Required. Register here on Eventbrite