Amazon has announced today plans to build its sixth fulfilment centre in Ontario, located in the Town of Caledon, in the Greater Toronto Area.
This new 1-million square foot warehouse will add 800 full-time jobs, and join other Ontario fulfillment centres in Brampton, Mississauga, Milton and recently announced plans in Ottawa. This announcement brings Amazon’s total number of fulfillment centres to nine in Canada.
“We continue to be excited about our growth in Ontario and the opportunity to better serve our customers in the region,” said Glenn Sommerville, Director of Amazon Operations in Canada, in a statement. “We’re seeing an incredible workforce and community support in Greater Toronto. It makes us proud to add a new fulfillment centre to better meet customer demand while creating more than 800 full-time jobs with great pay and benefits to support the local economy.”
The Caledon facility will see employees pick, pack and ship items such as books, electronics and toys to Amazon customers. Combined with the upcoming fulfillment centre in Ottawa, Amazon says over 1,400 new jobs will be created in Ontario by the end of next year.
“Caledon is the ideal home for Amazon’s latest Canadian expansion. I’m so pleased to welcome this world class, leading edge and customer focused organization to our community,” said Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson, in a press release. “The creation of good paying, stable, long term jobs will bolster our local economy and positively impact Caledon’s future sustainability.”
Amazon says it currently employed over 6,000 people across all its facilities in Canada, which includes corporate offices, development centres and other fulfilment centres in BC, Alberta and Quebec.