Amazon has announced it will open its second fulfillment centre in Ottawa, Ontario, in 2021 and create over 1,000 new full-time jobs with benefits. The company says this will be its 14th centre in Canada and eighth in Ontario.
“We’re thrilled to be opening a second fulfillment centre in the nation’s capital to better serve communities across Ontario,” said Sumegha Kumar, Director, Canadian Customer Fulfillment Operations, Amazon Canada, in a statement. “We appreciate the strong support from local, provincial, and federal leaders. We look forward to creating over 1,000 full-time jobs while providing the Barrhaven community with great opportunities that have competitive pay and benefits starting on day one.”
Amazon says this second Ottawa fulfillment centre will ship small items such as books, electronics and toys to customers and will be the company’s newest robotics centre in Canada.
”I’m pleased that Amazon has once again chosen to invest in Ottawa,” said Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa, in a statement. “This facility will create more than 1,000 jobs for our residents when it opens in 2021, and it will help keep employment strong in our city.”
Later in 2020, Amazon says it is planning new delivery stations in Whitby, Oakville, Cambridge, Brampton, and Scarborough, powering the last mile of the delivery process, which will also create hundreds of new part-time and full-time jobs.
Amazon says it currently has over 13,500 full-time employees in Canada, across offices, fulfillment centres and more, in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec.