In photos: Amazon expands Vancouver Tech Hub, adding 3,000 high-tech jobs

These new hires will join the more than 6,000 full-time Amazonians across Canada, ranging from customer fulfillment associates to researchers and software engineers.
on May 01, 2018

To mark the company’s latest investment in Canada, Amazon welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to an event with its Vancouver employees, at the site of its future 416,000 square foot Development Centre in Vancouver.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces the creation of 3,000 additional Amazon jobs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 30, 2018.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, speaking to Vancouver-based Amazonians, announced the creation of 3,000 additional Amazon tech jobs in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces the creation of 3,000 additional Amazon jobs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 30, 2018.

“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.
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Vancouver, B.C. Mayor Gregor Robertson at an event announcing the creation of 3,000 additional Amazon jobs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 30, 2018.

“Amazon’s decision to bring another 3,000 jobs to Vancouver is great news for our city’s booming innovation economy,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “We are home to the fastest growing, most resilient and greenest economy in Canada and Amazon’s major expansion in our city means more long-term jobs for people who want to live, work and build a future in Vancouver.”
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Amazon Vice President of Amazon Canada and Mexico at the announcement of the creation of 3,000 additional Amazon jobs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 30, 2018.

“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.”
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces the creation of 3,000 additional Amazon jobs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 30, 2018.

Amazon’s new development centre will sit above the former Canada Post building - a Vancouver landmark.
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces the creation of 3,000 additional Amazon jobs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 30, 2018.

Amazon will expand into the new location when it opens in 2022.
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces the creation of 3,000 additional Amazon jobs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 30, 2018.

Eventually, Amazon expects to employ 5,000 people in Vancouver. Amazon currently employs more than 1,000 researchers and engineers in the city, primarily creating new products and services for the company’s international retail business and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces the creation of 3,000 additional Amazon jobs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 30, 2018.

Amazon provides employees with highly-competitive pay, benefits, a group RRSP plan, and company stock. Amazon’s customer fulfillment associates can also take advantage of its innovative Career Choice program, which pays 95 per cent of the cost of tuition to pursue continuing education courses in in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. To date, more than 16,000 Amazonians have used the job-retraining program globally.
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