Amazon plans to hire 6,000 in Canada

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by Emily Atkins

Amazon is hiring 6,000 employees across Canada in full-time, seasonal, and part-time roles across its operations network.

Jobs in Amazon’s operations network include stowing, picking, packing, sorting, shipping customer orders, and more, and are available in communities from coast to coast across Canada.

Geodis announced last week that it is hiring 3,00 seasonal workers in Canada and the US.

Amazon is investing more than $70 million this year toward pay increases for customer fulfillment and transportation employees, bringing the average hourly starting wage to $21 per hour — up from close to $17 in 2018.

“Amazon is proud to be recognized as a top employer in Canada. Seasonal roles are a great opportunity to learn about the long-term career opportunities available at Amazon. Seasonal employees who move into long-term roles at Amazon have access to benefits that start on day one, in addition to competitive pay,” said Victor Romia Portoles, director of Amazon Canada Customer Fulfillment Operations.

“An  employee who starts with us today will see an 11 percent increase in pay over the next three  years — likely more, including our annual wage investments — and that’s on top of paid career growth benefit programs like Career Choice, which empowers eligible employees to learn new skills.”

“Amazon is proud to invest in both compensation and career opportunities for the employees who deliver smiles to customers from coast to coast,” said Jasmin Begagic, director, Canada Operations, at Amazon Logistics.

Amazon’s current footprint in Canada encompasses more than 60 different logistics sites. In 2023 Amazon has opened two new fulfillment centres, with two more on the way later this year; one sortation centre; and one AMXL delivery station.