October 6: Resume & Job Hunting Workshop

Even if you’ve been back for ages, you may be considering exploring new professional or federal opportunities, this workshop will walk you through how to approach finding a new job (network, network, LinkedIn), what you should expect from the Canadian job market and how to create impactful resumes for computers to read and love. 

Date: October 6
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: My ByWard Office (78 George St #204, Ottawa, ON K1N 5W1)
RSVP: Register here!

This session will be run by Jillian, Nayoro-shi ALT from 2007-2008. Since returning from Japan, 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. 

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JET Applications are Open!

Promotional booth at uOttawa (September 2019)

Do you know someone fit to take on the JET adventure? The applications are now open ahead of a departure in September 2020!

The deadline to submit applications is November 15, 2019 and with the application process going PAPERLESS this year, applying is easier than ever!

JETAA members and representatives from different Japanese diplomatic missions across Canada are hard at work with promotional activities. Consult the Upcoming Information Events Calendar for more info.

Need details? Visit JET Programme Canada’s official website.

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October 19: Welcome Back Social

The Welcome Back Social is a fun and casual get-together for newly returned or new-to-Ottawa JETs and other alumni! Come join us for good food, conversations and company! We’re also planning a karaoke session after from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.!

When: October 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: C’est Japon à Suisha ( 208 Slater St.)
RSVP: Please make sure to register on Eventbrite for either the dinner, the karaoke, or both!

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October 10 to November 28: JETAA Ottawa Japanese Language Classes

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 10 to November 28, 2019. It will be held in the same location, at the same time with the same teacher!

The format remains the same with a focus on Beginner to Intermediate skills from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Upper-Intermediate+ from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Who: Limited to members of JETAA Ottawa (JET Alumni only)
Date: Every Thursday from October 10, 2019 to November 28, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Breather Room, 78 George St Ottawa (Byward Market)
Cost: Free
RSVP: Sign up below!

Good luck to everyone who signed up for the JLPT held at Carleton University this year!

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October 8: Career Fair and Welcome Back Reception

JETAA Ottawa is once again co-hosting a Career Fair with the Embassy of Japan. The fair will be held on Tuesday, October 8 and will be followed by the official Welcome Back Reception. 

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS OPEN EXCLUSIVELY TO JET AND MEXT ALUMNI!

Career Fair
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 8, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy of Japan (255 Sussex Dr.)
Participating companies: Uniqlo, MUFG, Kintetsu International Express, Assent Compliance, Invest Canada, LRO Staffing, Autonomous ID, Gastops
Format: Each company will set up a booth. Guests will visit booths which they’re interested in. Each company will give a brief presentation at the beginning of the career fair. Bring your resume and meishi (business cards)!
Attire: Business
RSVP: Required – Please email: president@jetaaottawa.ca

Welcome Back Networking Reception
Date & Time: Tuesday October 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Residence of the H.E. Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane
Description: The annual Welcome Back JET Reception will welcome the 2019 JET Returnees back to Canada. Also present will be a maximum of 40 JET alumni, supporters of the JET Programme (professors, government officials, etc.), diplomats, etc. Food and drink will be served.
RSVP: Required – up to 40 on a first-come-first-serve basis, with priority given to Career Fair Attendees. Please email: president@jetaaottawa.ca

Interested in attending? Let us know as soon as possible!

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