WATCH: Justin Trudeau was in Vancouver Monday as Amazon announced it’s adding 3,000 new jobs to its west coast office. It’s a sign of the growing relationship between Canada’s west coast and the retail giant.
Amazon is expanding its Vancouver tech hub and bringing 3,000 new jobs to the city by 2022.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Vancouver Monday morning when the company revealed its plan. The new positions will be focused on e-commerce technology, cloud computing, and machine learning.
“Today’s announcement is proof that Canada is in the right place to shape the future,” said Trudeau.
The new jobs will bring the company’s workforce in Canada to over 9,000.
It’s a sign of the growing relationship between Canada’s west coast and Amazon over the last year.
“I’m originally from Victoria where I studied computer science at UVic before moving here to Vancouver. I’ve loved working here as we’ve continued to grow,” said Rebecca McKnight, an Amazon software development engineer, during Monday’s announcement.
In November, the company announced 1,000 new tech jobs at its Vancouver office.
In September, Langford was among Canadian cities that placed bids to host Amazon’s new headquarters, HQ2. Vancouver also threw its name in the hat, but both cities failed to make the shortlist.
Toronto is the only Canadian city left in the running. The new HQ2 is set to be revealed this year.