Amazon has announced on Tuesday it will build two new sortation centres and three new delivery stations in Quebec, creating over 1,000 jobs in the province.
“Amazon is proud to continue its investment in Quebec and provide our employees with great, safe jobs and better futures,” said Jean-Francois Héroux, site leader, Amazon Canada, in a statement.
New sortation centres will be located in Coteau-du-Lac and Longueuil and create over 1,000 jobs, says Amazon. The largest sortation centre in the province in Coteau-du-Lac is coming later this year, with the 520,000 square foot facility set to create at least 500 jobs.
“Our new facilities will help us meet our customers’ growing demand for great products and faster delivery times while offering our Associates access to incredible career growth opportunities through on-the-job training and upskilling so they can reach their career aspirations,” added Héroux.
In 2021 and 2022, Amazon will create three new delivery stations. One will be set in Laval at 5555 Ernest-Cormier and the other in Lachine at 1100 and 1200 Rue Norman. In 2022, Laval will see another station open at 2700 Francis Hughes.
Customer orders are first boxed at the company’s fulfillment centres, then fall into the Amazon transportation network (called the middle mile) by freight and air. These deliveries then land at an Amazon sort centre, organize by postal code, then head off to a delivery station and onto trucks to customer addresses (known as the last mile).
Amazon opened its first fulfillment centre in Quebec last year in Lachine.