Amazon Says 3,000 More Jobs Coming to Vancouver, PM Trudeau Joins Announcement
More jobs are coming to Vancouver, as Amazon has announced it plans to expand its Tech Hub in the city and add an additional 3,000 high tech jobs.
The Post render by QuadReal Property Group
“Amazon is excited to create 3,000 more highly-skilled jobs in Vancouver,” said Alexandre Gagnon, Vice President of Amazon Canada and Mexico, in a statement issued to iPhone in Canada. “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.”
The announcement today was made at the site of Amazon’s 416,000 square foot Development Centre in Vancouver, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attending the event. “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 Trudeau.
Amazon will be part of The Post by QuadReal, an office and retail building part of the Canada Post building redevelopment in downtown Vancouver. The company will occupy 35% of the building’s 1.13 million square feet, set to open in 2022, with a final completion date set for mid-2023.
Currently, Amazon employees over 1,000 engineers and researchers in Vancouver, related to the company’s international retail business and Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS teams in the city also help build the HR, recruiting and employee management software used by Amazon to support their global workforce of over 560,000 employees.
Amazon says it currently employs over 6,000 full-time employees in Canada.