JETAA Canada Virtual Social – March 18th 4PM ET

The first JETAA Canada Virtual Social of 2023 will be held on Saturday, March 18th. JET alumni from all seven Canadian chapters and beyond are invited to join.

Link to Register:


JET Alumni Resume and Job Hunting Workshop: March 18, 1:30PM

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, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the University of Ottawa, and is currently with the City of Ottawa.

This event will take place on Zoom on March 18th from 13:30 to 15:30 EDT and will include an interactive presentation followed by a Q&A session. The event is free; however, registration via Eventbrite is required to obtain the Zoom link.

If you have any questions please email:


Shodo Workshop: Aspects of Shodo (Feb 13)

Follow along with us on Monday, February 13th for our 3rd 90-minute workshop on shodo with sensei Johanne Léveillé! Ms. Léveillé started practicing shodo in 1985 while living in Japan. She received a teaching certificate from Tokyo Daito Shogakuin (東京大東署学院). She is now based in Ottawa where she has participated in several exhibitions, including at the Embassy of Japan.

The event is free! All you will need to pay for is the cost of materials which you can find here! To register for the event, please register on our Eventbrite! To view the materials needed for this workshop, please find them here!

We look forward to seeing you!

DATE: Monday, February 13th, 2023
TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET
WHERE: Online (Zoom)
PRICE: Free + Cost of Materials
REGISTRATION: Required via Eventbrite

If you have any questions or concerns, please email


Karaoke Night! (Feb 10)

JETAA Ottawa folks, join us for a night of belting your hearts out at VIP Karaoke Bar on Somerset! Whether it’s Enka, R&B, Anime OPs, or the opera, we want to hear you sing! Room is paid for, but drinks are at your own discretion. Please register on our Eventbrite!

DATE: Friday, February 10th, 2023
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE: VIP Karaoke Bar, 610 Somerset St W, Ottawa
REGISTRATION: Required via Eventbrite


Japanese Language Classes – Jan 18 to Mar 15 – [Sign-ups Open] – JET Alumni Only

Are you a JETAA member looking to continue your Japanese language learning journey? Come join your fellow JETAA members and study with us with an experienced, former CIR instructor.

The next period will be a session of 8 classes from January 18 to March 15, 2023. (No class on February 8, 2023.)

The classes will be held online on Wednesdays. The format remains the same with a focus on Beginner to Intermediate skills from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Upper-Intermediate+ from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 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 Wednesday from January 18 to March 15, 2022
          (No class February 8.)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom (you will be contacted prior to the first lesson)
RSVP: Register through Zoom here

If you have any questions or concerns, please email