[Oct 5 / Oct 23] 2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Recruitment

2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Recruitment – Live, Work and Learn in Japan!


Greetings from the Consulate General of Japan!


Recruitment for the 2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is currently underway. Of the 52 participants sent from British Columbia, this past summer, 22 were former University of British Columbia students. We hope we will continue to receive many strong candidates from UBC for next year.


The JET Programme offers a minimum, one-year opportunity to experience Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) through an official Government of Japan program. ALTs work alongside Japanese teachers of English in the public school system, while CIRs are employed in local government offices. Participants gain valuable overseas work experience, learn about Japanese culture, and meet participants from around the world, while contributing to language education and international understanding.


Application forms and further details can be found on the Embassy of Japan’s JET Programme website: jetprogramme.ca. The deadline to apply for the 2018 JET programme is November 17, 2017.


In general, applicants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree (any discipline) by July 2018 and be a Canadian citizen, to apply through the Embassy of Japan in Canada. As the JET Programme involves 44 countries, non-Canadians should contact the Embassy of Japan in their home country about applying for the JET Programme.


The JET Programme will be conducting information session at UBC as follows:

* Thursday, October 5, 12:30 – 2 pm in the Asian Centre Auditorium

* Monday, October 23, 5:30 – 7 pm in the Irving K Barber Learning Centre – Room 185


Representatives of the JET Programme will also be on hand at our booth at UBC’s Career Days on October 18 and 19. Students and faculty are welcome to drop by to get information or ask questions about the program.


We hope you will consider forwarding this message to your students, colleagues or others who might be interested in this opportunity to live and work in Japan. Thank you again for supporting our program.



Steve Chevalier

Education and Culture/

JET Programme Coordinator


Consulate General of Japan

900-1177 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC  V6E 2K9



Discover Japan! at jetprogramme.ca