Amazon is hiring more than 6,000 employees across Canada as the company gears up for the holiday season.
The e-commerce giant is hiring full-time, seasonal and part-time roles across its operations network – with jobs including stowing, picking, packing, sorting, shipping customer orders and more.
Amazon is investing more than $70 million this year in pay increases for customer fulfillment and transportation employees, bringing the average hourly starting wage to $21.
Eligible hourly full- and part-time employees receive pay increases every six months until their two-year anniversary, and then they receive another increase at month 36, Amazon said.
The company's current footprint in Canada encompasses more than 60 different logistics sites. In 2023, Amazon opened two new fulfilment centres, with two more on the way later this year – one sortation centre and one AMXL delivery station.
“Amazon is proud to be recognized as a top employer in Canada. Seasonal roles are a great opportunity to learn about the long-term career opportunities available at Amazon. Seasonal employees who move into long-term roles at Amazon have access to benefits that start on day one, in addition to competitive pay. An employee who starts with us today will see an 11% increase in pay over the next three years – likely more, including our annual wage investments – and that’s on top of paid career growth benefit programs like Career Choice, which empowers eligible employees to learn new skills,” said Victor Romia Portoles, director of Amazon Canada Customer Fulfillment Operations, in a statement.