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.
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.
“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.
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).