Amazon is opening five new facilities across Quebec that will create over 1,000 jobs and speed up deliveries from customers in the province.
Of the five new Amazon facilities, the online retail giant says Quebec will add two sorting centres and three delivery stations.
According to Amazon Canada’s press release, the new jobs will have “competitive pay, industry-leading benefits, and career growth opportunities,” starting from day one.
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The largest of the five facilities — a 520,000-sq-ft sorting centre — will open in Coteau-du-Lac later in 2021. The Coteau-du-Lac location will create “at least 500” jobs on its own.
“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.
“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. Our expansion will also help the thousands of local small businesses that partner with Amazon to get their products to customers around the world, particularly during this critical time for their business.”
The second sorting centre will open in Longueuil while two delivery stations will open in Laval, the third delivery facility will open in Lachine.
By the end of 2022, all five new locations are expected to be up and running throughout the province.
According to Amazon, delivery stations are used to “power the last mile” of the company’s fulfillment process. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centres, then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers.
Amazon opened its first operations facility in Quebec in July 2020, a fulfillment centre in Lachine which created 300 full-time jobs.