Redevelopment of downtown Vancouver post office for Amazon

Amazon is set to massively expand its presence in downtown Vancouver, taking more than 400,000 square feet of office space in QuadReal’s redevelopment of the old post office, now known as The Post.

Amazon says more than 3,000 new jobs will located at its future Development Centre at The Post, opening in 2022. The centre will focus on cloud computing, machine learning and e-commerce.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the announcement is a testament to Canada’s highly-skilled, diverse workforce, and potential as an innovation and tech hub.

“Tech talent and investment are coming to our country in record numbers, and companies like Amazon are bringing even more energy, vision – and thousands of good jobs – to Canada.”

Amazon already employs over 1,000 researchers and engineers in Vancouver, primarily working at Telus Garden two blocks away. Last year, Amazon announced it plans to expand into another downtown site on Dunsmuir Street across from The Post, which will open in 2020.

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