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Amazon Leases 1.1m SQuare feet office space in Vancouver

Amazon had decided to go all out with its lease of 1.1m of square feet space downtown Vancouver. Their office will take the entire block and will house thousands of IT workers right downtown Vancouver. This is the first major deal for Amazon after it decided to back away from their HQ2 in New York … Continue reading Amazon Leases 1.1m SQuare feet office space in Vancouver

Canadian Govt Eyes Regulating Facebook, Other Tech

The Canadian government said it might start regulating social media and other tech companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Twitter in Canada soon. Minister of Democratic Institutions, Karina Gould, mentioned that she thinks that Canadians are fed up with tech giants and want the government to do something about it. Gould’s announcement is coincided with … Continue reading Canadian Govt Eyes Regulating Facebook, Other Tech

After NYC Loses Amazon’s HQ2 – Toronto Tries Again

As you probably have already heard NYC lost its Amazon HQ2 due to much publicized debate in New York City about why a city should subsidize a company with billions of dollars in profits when they can put money to better use to address issues such as shortage of housing and poverty. Amazon decided to … Continue reading After NYC Loses Amazon’s HQ2 – Toronto Tries Again

Amazon’s Fight with Toronto Drivers’ Union

According to The Logic, in-depth reporting publication, Toronto’s Amazon Drivers Union says that Amazon’s anti-union tactics made drivers lose their jobs and made one courier company go bankrupt. Union says that under existing conditions with Amazon, drivers are powerless to negotiate their working conditions. Amazon says that drivers are not direct employees and are contractors … Continue reading Amazon’s Fight with Toronto Drivers’ Union

Toronto loses Amazon HQ2, but gains 600 tech jobs

Amazon said it will be looking to hire 600 technology professionals over the coming years. This is on top of 800 they already employ in Ontario’s capital. This news comes to addition of many other tech companies like Microsoft, Facebook, and Shopify opening new offices and hiring thousands of new employees combined. Toronto can not … Continue reading Toronto loses Amazon HQ2, but gains 600 tech jobs

New NAFTA increases online shopping duty free for Canadians

After months of negotiations Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau have finally come to an agreement and there is much to be celebrated about this new deal when it comes to Canadian online shopping. Canadian online shoppers will be pleased that now they will be able to ship more goods into Canada without paying duties as … Continue reading New NAFTA increases online shopping duty free for Canadians

Amazon to Hire 600 in Ottawa

Amazon announced this week that they will be building a new sorting warehouse facility in Ottawa about 1 million sq ft, and will require 600 employees to operate it. On your first day of work at Amazon you will eligible for nice hourly wages, medical / vision / dental coverage, a group RRSP, stock options, and … Continue reading Amazon to Hire 600 in Ottawa