JET Programme Send-Off Reception

On August 2nd, a Send-off Reception was held at the Consul General's official residence for the 41 JET Programme participants departing from Vancouver on August 3rd. Eight additional participants will depart later in August and September, bringing the total to 49 participants.

  The majority of the B.C. JETs (48) will act as Assistant Language Teachers ( ALTs ) engaging in English language education in elementary, junior and senior high schools.  One participant will work as a Coordinator for International Relations ( CIR ) assisting local governments with their international activities. This year’s participants will be located in areas throughout Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa.

  The JET Programme seeks to promote mutual understanding between Japan and other countries and foster international perspectives among Japanese people through the efforts of the JET workers. In the year of its inception in 1987, The JET Programme invited 848 foreign youths from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand. Since Canada’s inclusion as a participant country in 1988, the total number of Canadians having participated in the program exceeds 9000.

Read our Annual Press Release for more details.

Consul General Hatori addresses the new JET participants and reception guests

Ms. Helen Fok (CIR) speaks

Ms. Kelly Kang (ALT) speaks

Ms. Titania Lam, President of the JET Alumni Association of BC and Yukon, makes a toast

A look at the reception

Consul General Hatori with 2019 JET participants