Amazon to create 3,000 tech jobs with new Canada Post building headquarters

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Old post office to become tech centre

Tanya Commisso
Western Investor

The old Canada Post building at 349 West Georgia Street will be redeveloped into Amazon Canada‘s new Vancouver headquarters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today (April 30) alongside Amazon VP, Alexandre Gagnon. The headquarters, expected to open by 2022, will create 3,000 new corporate, high-tech jobs. 

This will be Amazon’s third downtown Vancouver office, joining the company’s 156,000 square-foot location at TELUS Garden and a nine-storey office currently under construction at 402 Dunsmuir Street. The company expects to employ 5,000 employs across the three offices. 

“Amazon is excited to create 3,000 more highly skilled jobs in Vancouver,” said Alexandre Gagnon, vice-president of Amazon Canada and Mexico. “Vancouver is home to an incredibly talented and diverse workforce, and these thousands of new employees will invent on behalf of our customers worldwide.”

The new headquarters will be housed within a 416,000-square-foot tower built above the existing Canada Post building. 

QuadReal Property Group will develop the mixed-use project, aptly named The Post. The redevelopment will also include retail and restaurant space. 

“This is great news for Canadian professionals looking for new challenges and new markets, or students ready to enter the job market,” Prime Minister Trudeau said. “I want to highlight Amazon’s commitment to recruiting top talent from our universities, giving students the opportunity to have a direct impact on their technology at an early stage in their careers.”

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