Amazon hiring more than 15,000 employees across Canada; increasing frontline pay to $21.65/hr

Full-and part-time employees will receive an additional $1.60 - $2.20 per hour, starting immediately, regardless of their tenure with the company.
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SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2021 – Amazon Canada today announced its commitment to hiring 15,000 full-time and part-time employees across Canada and increasing employees’ wages. Frontline employees will receive $17 per hour to $21.65 per hour with comprehensive benefits starting on day one, including access to health, dental and vision benefits, training and education programs.

“We take our responsibility as an employer seriously. Amazon Canada employs over 25,000 Canadians, and we’re proud to create 15,000 more great jobs at a time when they’re needed in Canada, with increased pay for our amazing employees across our fulfillment, transportation and logistics networks — from Victoria to Dartmouth.”

Sumegha Kumar, Director of Canadian Customer Fulfillment Operations for Amazon Canada

Amazon Canada will hire 15,000 full-and part-time employees throughout the fall. Full-and part-time employees will also receive an additional $1.60 – $2.20 per hour, starting immediately, regardless of their tenure with the company.

According to Amazon, every full-time employee, regardless of their position, level or tenure, has access to the same benefits. Some of those benefits include:

  • Wages from $17 per hour to $21.65 per hour, with a $100 bonus for new and current employees who show proof of vaccination
  • Comprehensive health benefits starting on day one with no waiting period
  • RRSP matching
  • Stock units
  • Kids & Company special packages including a guaranteed spot at Kids & Company Child Care locations within six months of registration, a 10 per cent discount off monthly in-center tuition, waived registration fees, back-up care options and access to virtual workshops and events
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan provided by LifeWorks and available 24/7 to help Amazon employees and their family members feel supported, by phone, online, and in-person
  • Access to up-skilling training programs that meet employees where they are, through Amazon’s commitment to invest $75M to skills-train 100,000 Amazonians by 2025
  • Additional paid parental leave benefits for eligible employees

All eligible full-time employees have access to Amazon Career Choice, a program designed to help upskill people who are interested in pursuing a future in a high-demand field by covering up to 95 per cent of tuition fees.

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