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Amazon's new Vancouver office to bring 3,000 jobs, vote of confidence in Canadian talent

Photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan HaywardBy Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

There was huge news coming out of Vancouver yesterday as Amazon announced it is opening a new office that will employ 3,000 Canadians bringing Amazon's Canadian workforce to over 9,000 by 2020.

This is a huge vote of confidence in Canada and the Vancouver area.  Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, welcomed Amazon’s announcement that it will create 3,000 new jobs in Vancouver. Combined with the 1,000 new jobs announced by Amazon in November 2017.

Amazon, which is based out of Seattle, Washington, a neighbour to Vancouver with similar climate, is the third most valuable company with a market capitalization to $702.46 billion.

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PM Justin Trudeau joins Canada Learning Code and Code.org for global launch of Hour of Code 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joinedHadi Partovi of C ode.org and Melissa Sariffodeen of Canada Learning Code for the global launch of the 2016 Computer Science Education Week and the international Hour of Code campaign.

Hour of Code aims to introduce every student in the world to computing and broaden awareness and participation in computer science education. During the December 5th event, over 40 students from DA Moodie and Collège Catholique Samuel Genest, local schools, visited the Shopify offices to learn about technology careers and then took a 1-hour introductory coding workshop alongside Prime Minister Trudeau.

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