The 23-year-old put down a faultless run to post an intimidating score of 83.75, more than 2.5 points clear of the defending Olympic champion Perrine Laffont of France.
Jakara, competing at her second Olympics, sent an ominous warning to her rivals declaring there was room for improvement ahead of Sunday's final.
"I was pretty excited for that run, stoked actually," she declared.
"Some improvement ahead for sure, got some training to do and then get ready for Sunday.
A familiar name joins Jakara on a one-way ticket to the final. Britt Cox, a four-time Olympian and self-confessed ‘mother hen' of the Australian moguls team, qualified ninth which advances two Aussie women from the one Olympic qualifying session for the first time.
Britt was satisfied that everything went to plan.
"[That was] a stock standard run that I executed well and I am happy to go through with lots to improve on in training," Britt said.
With Jakara agonisingly finishing fourth in this event at PyeongChang 2018 and Britt positing fifth placings at the last two Olympics, both know a medal is well within their grasp come Sunday.
In moguls qualifying, the top 10 competitors advance directly to the finals. The remaining competitors who started are given another chance on Sunday to make the final 20, before the competition is culled to 12, and then six competitors will fight for the medals.
Sophie Ash finished in 13th place on her Olympic debut and the 25-year-old will compete again in Sunday's qualifying.
It was heartbreak for Taylah O'Neill, who did start but was unable to complete the run due to an ACL injury.