Amazon Canada Increases Frontline Pay, Plans to Hire 15,000 Workers this Fall

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Amazon announced on Monday it will be hiring 15,000 full-time and part-time employees throughout the fall in Canada, while also increasing wages of frontline workers, effectively immediately.

The company says frontline employees will see hourly wages of $17 to $21.65 on their first day, plus also have various benefits.

“We take our responsibility as an employer seriously,” said Sumegha Kumar, Director of Canadian Customer Fulfillment Operations for Amazon Canada, in a statement. “Amazon Canada employs over 25,000 Canadians, and we’re proud to create 15,000 more great jobs at a time when they’re needed in Canada, with increased pay for our amazing employees across our fulfillment, transportation and logistics networks — from Victoria to Dartmouth.”

Amazon says benefits include health, dental and vision benefits on day one, training and education programs, along with health and well-being initiatives and family support plans. The company says there is a $100 bonus for new and existing employees that show proof of vaccination.

As for frontline wage increases, Amazon says all full and part-time employees are going to see an increase of $1.60 to $2.20 per hour, starting immediately, regardless of tenure with the company.

The company recently revealed it would be setting up a last-mile distribution centre in Sidney, British Columbia.