Amazon continues to expand its footprint in Ontario with the announcement of its newest fulfillment centre in the Greater Toronto Area.
The new one-million-sq-ft building, located in Caledon, will be Amazon’s sixth facility in Ontario and ninth in Canada.
The Seattle-based eCommerce company says the new location will create more than 800 full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits.
“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.
“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.”
Employees at the Caledon facility will be responsible for picking, packing, and shipping small items to customers, including books, electronics and toys.
According to a release from Amazon, the Caledon fulfillment centre together with the new facility in Ottawa will bring more than 1,400 new jobs to Ontario by the end of 2019.
This announcement comes as the online giant continues to search for a home for its second North American headquarters, which has been dubbed HQ2.
Toronto is the only Canadian city still in the running for the coveted headquarters, which is expected to be announced sometime in 2018.