Amazon announced it is creating 3,000 high tech jobs in Vancouver, taking over the redevelopment project of the old downtown Canada Post building. The 416,000 square foot development project has now changed from a mixed-use retail, office, and residential to mixed commercial-only retail and office space. This makes the Amazon’s full time working force in Vancouver 5,000 strong totaling more than 6,000 in Canada. Alternate location arrangements are being made until the new project is completed in 2022.
“Amazon is excited to create 3,000 more highly-skilled jobs in Vancouver,” said Alexandre Gagnon, Vice President of Amazon Canada and Mexico. “Vancouver is home to an incredibly talented and diverse workforce, and these thousands of new employees will invent on behalf of our customers worldwide. Thank you to Prime Minister Trudeau, Mayor Robertson, and all our partners across Vancouver and Canada for welcoming us and helping to foster a strong local innovation economy.”
“Our vibrant cities, which are home to some of the best talent in the world, are poised to attract premier investment that creates the jobs of tomorrow. Canadians share your passion for invention and your commitment to excellence – and that’s why we are excited to see Amazon grow here in Vancouver,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Amazon was recently ranked the fourth most desirable company to work in Canada by LinkedIn, as well as first on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, second in Fortune’s World Most Admired Companies, and first on The Harris Poll’s Corporate Reputation survey. Candidates interested in applying for open roles at Amazon’s Vancouver Tech Hub can do so here.
Editor’s Note: Some more good news for Canadians. Despite a recent increase in Amazon Prime in the US, Canadian Amazon Prime prices will remain at $79 annually with free two-day delivery, streaming Amazon Music and Movies.
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