Amazon Canada to Hire Over 15,000 Workers

Sep 13, 2021 By MarketDepth

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Amazon Canada (NASDAQ: AMZN) is set to hire 15,000 warehouse and distribution workers throughout the country as a means of keeping up with its expansion plans. Frontline employees will be paid anywhere from USD17 to USD21.65 per hour along with comprehensive benefits such as access to health, dental and vision benefits, training and education programs, to begin immediately. 

“Amazon Canada employs over 25,000 Canadians, and we’re proud to create 15,000 more”

Sumegha Kumar, Director of Canadian Customer Fulfillment, transportation and logistics networks

“We take our responsibility as an employer seriously,” said Sumegha Kumar, Director of Canadian Customer Fulfillment Operations for Amazon Canada. “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.”

25,000 Employees Over Five Provinces

The e-commerce company currently has 25,000 full-time and part-time employees within five provinces. Amazon has a total of 46 warehouse, logistics and delivery locations in Canada, a large difference from the 30 it had in mid-2020. The company’s growth has been fueled by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and increasing online-shopping trends.

Labour Shortage

Nevertheless, labour shortages have greatly impacted big name companies and their growth. The country’s unemployment rate plummeted to 7.1% for the month, the lowest level since the start of the pandemic.

“Career changes, and ongoing health concerns could be possible reasons for the lack of available workers.”

TD senior economist Sri Thanabalasingam

As a means of attracting workers, eligible full-time employees are granted access to Amazon Career Choice, a program designed to help educate people interested in high-demand jobs and covers up to 95% of tuition expenses.

Flexible Schedule

“As a mother of six, Amazon’s flexible work schedules and advancement opportunities have helped me grow both at home and at work,” said Patrice Thompson, Processing Assistant at Amazon Canada. “I enrolled in the Career Choice program to further my education and today I can proudly say that I am a graduate of the Transportation and Logistics program from Sheridan College.”