Amazon has announced it plans to launch its seventh fulfillment centre in Canada, to be located in Calgary’s Rocky View community.
The new 600,000 square foot facility will be built inside the Nose Creek Business Park and create over 750 new full-time jobs, adding to the company’s existing 2,000+ full-time fulfillment positions across Canada, and 4,400+ total Amazon employees in the country.
“We are excited to continue our growth in Canada and especially in the greater Calgary community where we’ve already received great community support,” said Glenn Sommerville, Director of Amazon Operations in Canada, in a press release.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley added, “We are pleased Amazon has chosen to grow and create jobs in the Calgary region. As we look for our economy to recover and diversify, companies like Amazon will play a strong role in positioning Alberta as a national leader in industry and innovation. The creation of 750 full-time good-paying, stable, and long-term jobs is significant. I’d like to congratulate Amazon on its success and thank the company for investing here in Alberta.”
The Calgary fulfillment centre will join others in Brampton, Mississauga, and Milton within Ontario, and Delta and New Westminster in B.C. Employees at fulfillment centres pick, pack and ship items customers purchase online on Amazon.ca.