I have always liked Vancouver with its natural beauty (sea to mountains) and vibrant multi-cultural cosmopolitan vibe. There are many high tech employers with regional and global headquarters based in the lower mainland. Adding to this growing list is Amazon Web Services. AWS is on a recruiting drive for engineers. With Vancouver located only a few hours drive away from Seattle (Amazons Global Head Quarters) and Canada’s current economic immigration policy the company is banking on filling as many as 1,000 positions at its 91,000 square foot office. Amazon’s plan to smartly leverage Vancouver’s natural appeal plus Canada’s policy of favouring economic immigrants, prioritizing solid candidates that match job offers and in-demand skills.