Here's what Amazon's new Balzac fulfillment centre looks like (PHOTOS)

Jun 20 2018, 4:54 am

It might not be HQ2, but it’s definitely something big.

The new Amazon fulfillment centre in Alberta is nearing completion, and applications for floor positions will begin to be accepted starting this summer.

Once completed, the centre will be 600,000 sq. ft., and will be located in Rocky View County, just outside of Balzac, Alberta. It will join the current Canadian distribution centres already in Brampton, Mississauga, and Milton, in Ontario, and Delta and New Westminster in BC.

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The Amazon fulfillment center in Balzac, Alberta is over 600,000 square feet and will provide over 1,000 new jobs in the region. (Amazon)

More than 200 jobs were created due to the construction of the facility alone, and it is expected that over 1,000 full-time positions will become available once the centre is operational.

“Amazon is already supporting the creation of hundreds of construction jobs before the building even opens,” said Amazon Regional Operations Director Vibhore Arora in a release.

“We’re grateful to the local businesses and services who have provided their expertise, skills, and dedication to creating this new fulfillment center.”

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QuadReal Executive Vice President, Scott Taylor (left) and Amazon General Manager of Balzac Fulfillment Center Jas Khangura (right) present a donation of $10,000 to Tanya Koshowski, Executive Director of Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids, a charity that provides lunches for kids who are hungry. (Amazon)

During a tour last week, it was also announced that Amazon and project partner QuadReal would be donating $10,000 to Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids, a program that ensures children in the area go to school with a lunch.

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Guests on the tour of the fulfillment center look on at the active construction site. The fulfillment center in Balzac is expected to open in early fall, and has already begun hiring for numerous positions. (Amazon)

The building is set to open in fall of this year, though anyone hoping to land a position at the centre will need to get their application in by late-summer.

“There’s a lot of great spin-offs [from the opening of the centre], and the opportunities are grand for so many in the region,” said Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown in the release.

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Amazon representatives, elected officials, and guests tour the fulfillment center construction site in Balzac, Alberta. (Amazon)

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