Amazon to add another 3000 jobs in Canada


Amazon to add another 3000 jobs in Canada

According an April 30 release, the Seattle-based tech giant's Vancouver-based Development Centre will be seeking workers in e-commerce technology, cloud computing, and machine learning for its 416,000-square-foot space, which will be located in the Post, a converted mid-20th century post office located in the city's Crosstown neighbourhood.

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, meanwhile, called the announcement "great news for our city's booming innovation economy".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Amazon execs and employees on Monday at the site of the new office, which will open in 2022 at QuadReal's The Post redevelopment. Amazon confirmed their new offices on Dunsmuir Street in November, a nine-storey tower that will add 1,000 new tech jobs to the Amazon Canada team.

Amazon now employs over 6,000 people across Canada, with 1,000 of them based in Vancouver at the company's Telus Garden location, which opened in 2015.

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Toronto is the only Canadian city left in the running.

"Amazon is excited to create 3,000 more highly-skilled jobs in Vancouver", said Alexandre Gagnon, vice president of Amazon Canada and Amazon Mexico.

The new operation will be in addition to Amazon's 156,000-square-foot building opened in Vancouver in 2015.

Amazon will soon have an even bigger presence in Vancouver.

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"I think Canadians also believe that every day is Day 1", Trudeau said at Monday's event, a nod to Amazon's Day 1 mantra.

It's a sign of the growing relationship between Canada's west coast and Amazon over the past year. Amazon said it expects to grow to 5,000 corporate employees in Vancouver in the coming years.

About Amazon Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

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