JET Programme Information Session at UVic

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.

Further information about the JET Programme, and the online application form, can be found on the Embassy of Japan in Canada's JET Programme website: In general, applicants are required to hold a bachelor's degree (any discipline) by July 2013 and be a Canadian citizen, to apply through the Embassy of Japan in Canada.