Amazon to open new 1m sq ft fulfilment centre in Toronto

Amazon has announced that it plans to open a new 1m sq ft fulfilment centre in Scarborough, in the City of Toronto. It is expected that the facility will create more than 600 full-time jobs. This will be Amazon’s 12th fulfilment centre in Canada, and seventh in Ontario, alongside its existing Ontario operations facilities in Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, Caledon and Ottawa.

“Our growth in Toronto gives us the opportunity to better serve our customers in the region,” said Vibhore Arora, Director of Regional Operations of Amazon Canada. “The Greater Toronto Area has a talented workforce, and we are committed to providing the area with job opportunities that have great pay and benefits.”

Associates at this robotics facility will pick, pack, and ship small items to customers ranging from toys and baby products to small electronics.

“We welcome Amazon’s continued investment in our province. Business is booming, and today’s announcement by Amazon is further proof of this”, said Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

Toronto Mayor John Tory added: “This new facility, in addition to Amazon’s growing Tech Hub in our city’s downtown, shows that Amazon is continuing to invest in Toronto and the incredible workforce we have here.”

In total, Amazon employs more than 10,000 people at its fulfilment centres, corporate offices, development centres, and other facilities throughout Canada in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec. More than 4,000 full-time associates are employed in Ontario, and an additional 1,000 employees work at its two Toronto tech hub locations.

In 2018, Amazon announced that it plans to create more than 6,000 new jobs across the country.

Source: Amazon