Amazon has announced an expansion of its Toronto Tech Hub that will create 600 new tech jobs in fields including software development, machine learning, cloud computing, digital advertising, and artificial intelligence.
Amazon has opened a new 113,000 square foot office in Scotia Plaza in downtown Toronto, owned by KingSett Capital and AIMCo.
Amazon’s Toronto Tech Hub is one of the company’s 18 Tech Hubs outside Seattle in North America, which together employ more than 20,000 people building new products and services for Amazon customers.
Amazon currently has more than 800 corporate employees in Toronto, primarily focused on research and software development for customer fulfillment technology, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Alexa, as well as business development for Amazon Advertising and AWS.
The Toronto-based teams support the company’s global logistics and operations network by creating cutting-edge technology to enhance the delivery experience for customers.
Additionally, the AWS team enables customers in the Greater Toronto Area including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Flynn Group of Companies, The Globe and Mail, Porter Airlines, theScore, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Toronto Star, to build in the cloud.
With this expansion in Toronto, Amazon has this year alone announced plans to create more than 6,000 new jobs in Canada, across new corporate offices in Vancouver and Toronto and four new customer fulfillment centers in Ottawa, Caledon, Tsawwassen First Nation, and Edmonton.
These new job opportunities are for candidates with all types of experience, education, and skill levels—from engineers and cloud computing specialists to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training.
Amazon now has more than 10,000 employees in Canada, across its Toronto and Vancouver Tech Hubs, the AWS infrastructure region in the Montreal area, and customer fulfillment facilities in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario.