Here's What's Happening at JETAA Toronto:

Upcoming Event: Re-entry Conference


Welcome back returning JETs! Join JETAA Toronto for our annual Re-Entry Conference.  Designed to help you transition back to life in Canada, the conference will feature presentations on a wide variety of topics, including job hunting, resume and interview skills, and reverse culture shock.  Presentations will be given by members of Toronto’s Japanese community and industry professionals.  All recent returnees are welcome. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Date: Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Location: TBD

Be sure to check our website and Facebook Page for updates! For more information you can also email

Wanted: Clerk at the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto

The Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto is seeking an individual for the position of Clerk in the Protocol Section. This is a full time job starting in October 28, 2014. The term of the contract is for 2 years, and may be renewable depending on merit/success.

Applicants must submit a detailed résumé with the name and contact numbers of two references to  by October 10, 2014

Responsibilities include:

  1. Management /arrangement of the schedule of the Consul-General
  2. Liaison with Canada/Ontario/Municipal Governments and other various organizations and companies
  3. Drafting letters and speeches
  4. Arrangement of/ assistance regarding the official functions of the Consulate-General
  5. Other duties as required

 Qualifications required:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree
  2. At least (3) three years of working experience
  3. Proficiency in written and spoken English
  4. Skills in using MS Office programs
  5. Excellent communication skills
  6. Punctuality
  7. Canadian citizen or Canadian Permanent Residence Status holder

おかえり〜Welcome Back! Returners Pub Night/Nuit Blanche 2014

returnerspromopic1This is a reminder regarding the upcoming “おかえり〜Welcome Back! Returners Pub Night/Nuit Blanche 2014” event coming up on Saturday, October 4th, 2014.  Come on out for some tasty snacks and good chats with your fellow JETAA at the Duke of York, followed by a Nuit Blanche romp/scavenger hunt created specifically for this event by JETAA members!

For details and updates, go to the event page at  If you’re having trouble viewing the page, join the JET Alumni Association of Toronto (JETAA Toronto) Facebook group!

Please RSVP at or call Carl @ 647-924-0521 by Thursday, October 2nd to reserve your spot!

Date: Saturday, October 4th

Time: 5:00pm (Nuit Blanche starts at 6:43pm)

Location: Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2)

We’re all looking forward to seeing you there!

Japanese Lessons With JETAA


We are pleased to offer JLPT-focus Japanese classes to JETAA Toronto alumni! Lessons will be half conversational, half structured lesson.

Dates: Mondays, October 20*, 27 ; November 3, 10, 17*, 24; December 1st. (total number of classes: 7)

Time: 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Toronto Reference Library. 789 Yonge St. (1 block north of Yonge & Bloor) Meeting Room B1

*Dates marked with an asterik will be held at Deer Park Public Library. 40 St. Clair Avenue East (across the street from St.Clair Subway entrance) Meeting Room

 Fee: $70 (deposit*) + course materials

 Contact: please send an e-mail to Sonia at

Let us know as soon as possible!

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Upcoming Event: Career Roundtable and Networking Event


Toasting to the success of the 2013 Roundtable at the Japan Foundation

After returning from Japan, many JET Programme Alumni are faced with the question: ‘what do I do next?’ The answer isn’t always so easy to determine, especially if you’re experiencing mild disorientation from reverse culture shock. The question then may become: ‘what can I do?’ or ‘what jobs are out there?’ or even ‘what kind of networks do I have that can help me?’ Career searching may seem like a daunting challenge, but with help from JETAA Toronto it doesn’t have to be.

JETAA Toronto is also looking for JET Programme Alumni who have established careers in a variety of professional industries, and now may be looking to broaden their networks with like-minded individuals or even to provide sage advice to those looking to get into their chosen field. If you are interested in speaking about your career and chosen industry please contact us at

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