Our Workplace

Employees and Benefits

Amazon offers a range of great benefits that support employees. These comprehensive benefits begin on day one and include health care coverage, paid parental leave, ways to save for the future, and other resources to improve health and well-being.

We seek top talent from all industries and a range of backgrounds to join our offices and operations centres around the world. People who succeed at Amazon have something in common—they are customer-centric, they are leaders and they are innovators.
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Financial success
We help our employees build successful futures for themselves through competitive pay.

Our starting wage is $19 per hour for full time, part time, and seasonal employees. In addition to fair pay, employees have a group RRSP plan, and the option to enroll in additional life coverage for you and your spouse.

Financial counseling and estate planning services are also available, plus paid short-term and long-term disability if eligible.
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Employee health
Taking care of our employees’ health and wellness is a priority. That’s why we offer a range of medical, dental, and vision coverage to all our eligible employees, regardless of their level, tenure, or position.

When employees want to take time away from work, they are afforded paid time and paid holidays, in addition to other leave and medical accommodation options that are available for mental and physical health concerns.
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Parental leave
Amazon supports employees throughout all stages of their lives.

We celebrate the growth of all our employees’ families through a variety of benefits. Following all local and statutory requirements, Amazon offers up to 14 weeks of paid pregnancy leave for birthing parents. Birthing parents and non-birth parents welcoming a baby or adopting a child, are eligible for six weeks of Paid Parental Leave. This leave also includes our Leave Share program, allowing employees to give six weeks of paid parental leave to a spouse or partner who isn’t eligible for parental leave from their employer. Plus, our Ramp Back program offers parents eight consecutive weeks of flexibility and partial work hours as they readjust to work schedules as new parents.