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Amazon Plans Tech Hub Headquarters in Vancouver, Canada

05/02/2018
Amazon is expanding its Vancouver tech hub with a new headquarters, located at the old Canada Post headquarters, at 349 West Georgia Street. The company is expected to create 3,000 high-tech jobs in British Columbia, Canada.

Amazon will expand into a brand new location in QuadReal’s The Post redevelopment when the project opens in 2022. Amazon’s future 416,000 square foot Development Centre will sit above the former central Canada Post building, a city landmark.

“Today’s announcement is a testament to Canada’s highly-skilled, diverse workforce and tremendous potential as an innovation and tech hub. 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. We are proud to champion these companies, who invest in our talent and the future of our economy, and create new opportunities for Canadians to succeed,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

This is in addition to Amazon’s current Vancouver offices, including its 156,000 square-foot location in TELUS Garden which opened to Amazon employees in 2015.

Amazon also plans to expand into another downtown site on Dunsmuir Street in 2020. Combined with the 1,000 new jobs announced by Amazon in November 2017, this will bring the company’s workforce in Canada to over 9,000 employees.

Amazon is considering Toronto as a location for its second headquarters. The company currently employs over 4,100 people in Canada, with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and Ottawa. It also operates six automated centres in other locations across the country.

The Government of Canada recently launched Invest in Canada, a new federal organization dedicated to attracting job-creating investment and simplifying the process for global businesses looking to make Canada their new home.

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