Amazon expects to nearly triple its workforce in Vancouver, Canada, where software engineers are cheap, smart and plentiful. Jesse Dougherty, Amazon’s vice president and head of the Vancouver site, said by telephone that the online retail giant plans to occupy a former Canadian post mail center by 2023, which is being redeveloped into a new 680000 square foot office to accommodate 8000 jobs. < / P > < p > currently, the company has 2700 full-time employees in its city center. It also plans to add 500 jobs in Toronto, according to a statement released on Monday. < / P > < p > a weak exchange rate, low wages and a steady flow of graduates have made Canada an attractive place to expand for technology companies, whose biggest spending is labor. < p > < p > according to a July report by real estate company CBRE Group Inc., the average salary for software developers in Vancouver last year was $92726, compared with $141785 in San Francisco and $128067 in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle. Once rental costs are factored in, the cost of operating 500 employees in a Canadian city is half the cost of operating on a similar scale in the bay area. According to the study, Vancouver is also the city with the fastest growth of technology labor reserve, and the quality of talents based on education and work experience ranks in the top 10. < / P > < p > the company’s expansion has made it one of the city’s largest employers. According to business in Vancouver, the Vancouver based telecom giant TELUS has about 8000 employees in the province. Apple extends AppleCare + purchase period: users can decide within 60 days