The general manager of web services Jesse Dougherty said the new corporate positions will be focused on e-commerce technology, cloud computing and machine learning.
"Vancouver is home to an incredibly talented and diverse workforce, and these thousands of new employees will invent on behalf of our customers worldwide", Gagnon said.
Amazon now employs over 6,000 people across Canada, with 1,000 of them based in Vancouver at the company's Telus Garden location, which opened in 2015. In addition to the 6,000 Canadians that are already employed by Amazon across the country. With state-of-the-art amenities and an easily accessible location for its employees, Amazon's new Development Centre will sit above a city landmark. The company expects to employ 5,000 employs across the three offices.
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Online retail giant Amazon has announced it will expand its Vancouver tech hub and create 3,000 new high-tech jobs.
Amazon is expanding in Vancouver again.
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 now under construction at 402 Dunsmuir Street.
It's a sign of the growing relationship between Canada's west coast and Amazon over the previous year.
"Canadians share your passion for invention and your commitment to excellence, and that's why we are excited to see Amazon grow here in Vancouver", Trudeau said. Candidates interested in applying for open roles at Amazon's Vancouver Tech Hub can do it here.