As part of its continued investment in British Columbia and Metro Vancouver, Amazon Canada has today announced its plans to create more than 2,000 new jobs through an expansion that includes five new buildings i.e. a fulfilment centre, sortation centre, and three delivery stations.
Amazon currently employs more than 5,500 full- and part-time employees in operations, corporate and technology positions in BC and has invested more than $3 billion in the province over the last decade.
The retails giant is launching the following five new sites in BC:
- Vancouver – A 450,000 square-foot advanced robotics fulfillment centre in the Port of Vancouver will launch in late 2021. This is Amazon’s first robotics fulfilment centre in the province and it will create 1,000 jobs.
- City of Langley – A new sort centre that will open later in 2021, creating more than 500 jobs.
- Langley Township – A delivery station that celebrated its day one launch in mid-February, creating 200 jobs.
- Pitt Meadows – A delivery station will open later in 2021, creating hundreds of jobs.
- Delta – A delivery station will open later in 2021, creating hundreds of career opportunities.
“We’re thrilled to expand our network in British Columbia to better serve our customers while offering our employees bright, safe careers with on-the-job training and upskilling,” said Sumegha Kumar, director at Amazon Canada.
“This expansion by Amazon is an endorsement that British Columbia is a desirable place for a global company to make a long-term commitment,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation. “We welcome the career opportunities created for people and families, and the chance to showcase to the world the amazing products from B.C.’s small- and medium-sized businesses.”
As per Amazon Canada’s first SMB Report, Canadian sellers on Amazon grossed more than $2 billion on Amazon’s stores around the world.