• The news is out that there will soon be an all-new Amazon shipping centre right here in Montreal.
  • The centre promises to create over 300 full-time jobs for people in the area, with competitive wages and the opportunity to get a degree (even in an unrelated field) on the company's dime.
  • Plus, "super fast" delivery for people in the province, particularly if they are Prime members.

Amazon Canada has just announced that they will be opening an all-new Amazon shipping centre in Montreal, the first of its kind in Quebec. 

Along with the opening of the new warehouse will be the creation of over 300 new full-time jobs at the facility, where employees can expect benefits and the potential for bonuses, right from day one.

But, perhaps even better than the job opportunities for some is the potential for "super fast" delivery times, according to a rep we spoke with from Amazon Operations, particularly for those people in Quebec who use Amazon's Prime service.

Unfortunately, we won't be benefitting from the perks of this new fulfilment centre right here in Montreal until next Christmas or the "2020 holiday shopping season," as the press release indicates.

These jobs are bound to be perfect for anyone that is looking for something entry-level and full of perks... because the benefits and education programs that Amazon offers are pretty friggen impressive.

Worth particular note is Amazon's Career Choice program, which will pay 95% of your tuition in any program, even if it has nothing to do with your job at Amazon.

So before you start thinking these jobs are below you, consider this as a pretty sweet opportunity to work your way through a degree in a field you're super passionate about.

Amazon recently sent out the tweet below letting people in B.C. know that they were also doing hiring for their three fulfilment centres in the province. I guess business at Amazon is still booming.

On top of "comprehensive pay and benefits, including medical, vision, and dental coverage," Amazon employees also profit from a group RRSP plan and performance-based bonuses, with no probationary period.

But the most interesting job perk at Amazon, in my opinion, is their Career Choice program.


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The Career Choice program gives Amazon employees the opportunity to study courses "related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon," the press release explains.

Amazon will actually pay up to 95% of tuition for these programs and have already given this opportunity to over 25,000 employees since the program launched.

Employees have studied and earned degrees in things like "game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few."

So, while some might scoff at the idea of working in a shipping centre... it could be a really fantastic way to work your way through a degree in a field you are actually passionate about.

We asked the Amazon Operations rep when we can expect hiring to begin and we were told to "Stay tuned!"

The jobs aren't up on their site quite yet but you can sign up to be notified when Quebec positions start to open. You don't even need a resume or any experience and pay ranges from $15 to $25 an hour.

Plus, the rest of us can likely expect a pretty quick turnaround on products ordered, particularly "toys and pet products to small electronics," as these products were specifically mentioned as products that associates at the new facility would be picking, packing and shipping for customers.

 

Read the full press release here, or head straight to the job site here.

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