The application period for the JET Programme begins in September each year.
Application deadlines are habitually in late November for the following departure year. Since the application process is lengthy and requires supporting documentation, interested candidates are encouraged to begin their preparations early.
For details about the current year’s application deadline, or to access the JET Programme Online Application Form, please visit jetprogramme.ca
At the time of your application, you must choose the location of your interview/departure. All Canadian interview locations are part of JET Group B.
Canadian Interview & Departure Locations for the JET Programme
- 5010 Ottawa
- 5020 Montreal
- 5021 Halifax
- 5030 Toronto
- 5050 Calgary
- 5051 Winnipeg
- 5060 Vancouver
- Tokyo* (departure only)
*For candidates already residing in Japan, interviews will nonetheless take place in applicant's country of citizenship.
Representatives from the Consulate undertake a major promotional tour, visiting numerous universities in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.
To find out the dates and locations of upcoming JET sessions, please visit jetprogramme.ca.
Application deadline. All applications are processed by the Embassy of Japan, in Ottawa.
Interview invitations are sent by the Embassy.
Interviews are held. Montreal/Halifax interview dates are not flexible, and no phone or videoconferencing interviews are offered.
Early to Mid-April
The Consulate announces interview results in early or mid-April.
The Consulate offers successful applicants Japanese classes, workshops, and opportunities to meet with former JET Participants during various orientations. Applicants are encouraged to keep their summer schedules flexible in order to make the most of these training activities.
End of July or early August
Departure for Japan.