Amazon employs more than 41,000 full-and part-time employees in Canada. This year, for the holiday season, Amazon is hiring an additional 6,000 people in full-time, part-time, and seasonal roles.

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.

A seasonal role can be the start of a long-term career at Amazon.

“When I joined Amazon less than a year ago as a seasonal hire, I initially was looking for stability. Rapidly, I was amazed by the unwavering support from my manager and encouragement to pursue diverse training opportunities. As a site ambassador, I'm looking forward to continuing to share my knowledge with new hires,” said Aladdin, an associate in Lachine, Quebec.

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$70 Million Invested in Additional Frontline Employee Pay, with Guaranteed Raises

This year alone, Amazon is investing more than $70 million (CAD) 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. Through Amazon’s step plan compensation model, eligible hourly full- and part-time employees can count on planned pay increases every six months until their 24-month anniversary, and then they receive another increase at month 36. Employees can also receive referral bonuses for candidates they get hired to eligible positions.

“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. An employee who starts with us today will see an 11% 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,” said Victor Romia Portoles, Director of Amazon Canada Customer Fulfillment Operations.

“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 Career Choice is a paid benefit that allows eligible employees to grow their careers by building the skills needed for today's most in-demand fields. The program is offered in partnership with more than 20 educational institutions across Canada. To date, more than 5,500 eligible employees across Amazon’s Canadian fulfillment network have enrolled in Career Choice, including more than 2,000 who have enrolled in 2023. Amazon pays up to 95% of tuition and fees (up to a yearly maximum) towards a certificate or diploma in qualified fields of study, leading to in-demand jobs in fields including Transportation, Technology and Administration and Business Services.

Employees looking to join Amazon will also receive robust on-the-job safety training. This year, Amazon is enhancing our real-life, job-applicable safety training, along with developing an enhanced Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) Training curriculum, designed specifically to boost knowledge retention and to prioritize personal and site safety. Examples of these machines include order pickers and forklifts.

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

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