Amazon to open a new Vancouver office in 2022

Amazon bringing 3,000 new tech jobs to VancouverMore

Amazon's general manager of web services Jesse Dougherty says the new positions will be focused on e-commerce technology, cloud computing and machine learning, and they'll be working in new office tower the company is building on the site of the city's old post office.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Amazon jointly announced Monday that the online retailing giant will add 3,000 employees to its Vancouver operation.

Amazon already employs more than 6000 full-time workers across Canada, including more than 1000 researchers and engineers in Vancouver who primarily create new products and services for the company's worldwide retail and Amazon Web Services (AWS) businesses.

"This is great news for Canadian professionals looking for new challenges and new markets, or students ready to enter the job market", Prime Minister Trudeau said. In November it announced plans to expand a separate office at 402 Dunsmuir, in addition to another 156,000 square-foot location in TELUS Garden that opened in 2015. "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". "Tech talent and investment are coming to our country in record numbers, and companies like Amazon are bringing even more energy, vision - and thousands of good jobs - to Canada", he said. 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.

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It's a sign of the growing relationship between Canada's west coast and Amazon over the a year ago.

Amazon first established a presence in Vancouver in 2013.

Trudeau said at a press conference in Vancouver that Amazon chose Canada for a number of reasons, including the availability of skilled labor talent.

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