Amazon Adds 800 Jobs to Ontario’s Economy

Ontario has secured a significant investment from global technology company Amazon thanks to the province’s highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and competitive business climate.

Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne joined leaders from Amazon Canada to officially open the company’s new corporate office in Toronto.

Amazon currently employs 600 people at this location and expects to add another 200 positions, including software developers, engineers and programmers. From the Toronto office, these employees will contribute to some of Amazon’s highest-priority global technology development projects, including Amazon Fulfillment Technologies, the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant Alexa and Amazon Web Services.

In addition to its corporate office in Toronto, Amazon is creating jobs and opportunities across Ontario by:

  • Operating four fulfillment centres in the province, employing more than 1,600 associates. One of these centres in Brampton is among the most advanced in the world
  • Establishing a software development office in Ottawa, with an exclusive focus on development projects for Amazon Alexa
  • Selecting the University of Waterloo as one of four universities to receive the Alexa Fund Fellowship, a program helping educate students about voice technology and empowering them to create the next big thing.

Ontario will continue to be a global centre for innovation and the development and commercialization of transformative technologies. Key initiatives include expanding access to college and university education by making average tuition free for more than 200,000 students, and increasing our support for next-technology researchers, developers and entrepreneurs through the Business Growth Initiative.Ontario has secured a significant investment from global technology company Amazon thanks to the province’s highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and competitive business climate.

Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne joined leaders from Amazon Canada to officially open the company’s new corporate office in Toronto.

Amazon currently employs 600 people at this location and expects to add another 200 positions, including software developers, engineers and programmers. “Companies like Amazon are coming to our province because of our diverse and highly skilled workers and our strong business sector,” Wynne said. From the Toronto office, these employees will contribute to some of Amazon’s highest-priority global technology development projects, including Amazon Fulfillment Technologies, the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant Alexa and Amazon Web Services.

In addition to its corporate office in Toronto, Amazon is creating jobs and opportunities across Ontario by:

  • Operating four fulfillment centres in the province, employing more than 1,600 associates. One of these centres in Brampton is among the most advanced in the world
  • Establishing a software development office in Ottawa, with an exclusive focus on development projects for Amazon Alexa
  • Selecting the University of Waterloo as one of four universities to receive the Alexa Fund Fellowship, a program helping educate students about voice technology and empowering them to create the next big thing.

Ontario will continue to be a global centre for innovation and the development and commercialization of transformative technologies. Key initiatives include expanding access to college and university education by making average tuition free for more than 200,000 students, and increasing our support for next-technology researchers, developers and entrepreneurs through the Business Growth Initiative.