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An employee follows safety protocols at an Amazon Canada fulfillment centre  

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Amazon Canada was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2021):

  • Amazon Canada supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (to 100 per cent of salary for up to 16 weeks) and also provides parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents (to 100 per cent of salary for up to six weeks)
  • Along with quickly implementing over 150 new operational updates (from enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures), Amazon Canada offered temporary wage increases for hourly employees ($2 per hour) as well as temporarily doubling overtime pay rates
  • Amazon Canada encourages ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies of up to $3,000 annually for a number of programs of study
Employee at an Amazon Canada facility following safety protocols  

Highlights

Industry Electronic shopping
Established in Canada 1994
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Amazon
Parent company head office Seattle, WA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Mississauga ON, Milton ON, Ottawa ON, Caledon ON, Montréal QC, Winnipeg MB, Balzac AB, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Delta BC, New Westminster BC, Nisku AB, Tsawwassen BC, Scarborough ON, Lachine QC
Full-time employees in Canada 19,182
Longest serving employee 20 years
Benefits note Amazon Canada has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

COVID-19

Pandemic response offered temporary wage increases for hourly employees ($2 per hour) as well as temporarily doubling overtime pay rates, distributed PPE to employees and enhanced cleaning and process updates, ensured employees with a positive test result for COVID-19 receive up to 2 weeks of paid time off (this is in addition to existing paid time off options), established a relief fund for partners such as delivery drivers and seasonal associates facing financial hardships as a result of the pandemic

The Career Directory

Amazon Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Electronic shopping
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Parent company Amazon
Parent company head office Seattle, WA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Mississauga ON, Milton ON, Ottawa ON, Caledon ON, Montréal QC, Winnipeg MB, Balzac AB, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Delta BC, New Westminster BC, Nisku AB, Tsawwassen BC, Scarborough ON, Lachine QC
Student opportunities paid internships
Training online training, in-house training, mentoring
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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