JET Programme - Application and Selection Process


Apply for the 2024 JET Programme at the JET Programme Canada website. Deadline: November 14, 2023
The application form is available in September/October each year with a deadline in November. Most participants depart in summer of the following year. A very limited number of participants may depart as early as April, based on the availability of positions.

For Email notification when the next application is available, sign up at the JET Programme Canada website.

In general, applicants must:
  • Hold a Bachelor's Degree before departing for Japan
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, if applying through the Embassy of Japan in Canada
    *(For non-Canadian citizens, visit the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) JET Programme website)
  • (For Coordinators for International Relations) Be proficient in Japanese language ability (JLPT N1 or N2, four years university level Japanese courses with practical experience, or equivalent recommended)
  • Eligibility details

Selection Process
October Application available at  
November Application submission deadline  
January Application screening results announced by Embassy of Japan in Canada  
Early-February Interviews for Vancouver Consulate candidates  
April Interview results announced  
May Participant placements announced
End of July/Beginning of August Departure for Japan