Amazon Expands with New Fulfillment Centre in Toronto Area
Amazon announced plans for a new fulfillment centre in Scarborough, in the City of Toronto. The 1-million square-foot facility will create more than 600 full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits.
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This will be Amazon’s twelfth fulfillment centre in Canada, and seventh in Ontario, alongside existing Ontario operations facilities in Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, Caledon, and Ottawa.
Amazon currently employs more than 4,000 full-time associates in Ontario, and an additional 1,000 employees at its two Toronto tech hub locations.
“We’re excited about our growth in Toronto, which gives us the opportunity to better serve our customers in the region. 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.”
Vibhore Arora, Director of Regional Operations of Amazon Canada
Associates at this robotics facility will pick, pack, and ship small items to customers ranging from toys and baby products to small electronics.
“Business is booming in Ontario and today’s announcement by Amazon is further proof that our plan is working to make Ontario open for business and open for jobs. We welcome Amazon’s continued investment in our province, and we will continue to make Ontario the best place for businesses to invest, grow, and create jobs for people.”
Ontario Premier Doug Ford
Amazon Employs Over 10,000 People Throughout Ontario
In total, Amazon employs more than 10,000 people working at fulfillment centres, corporate offices, development centres, and other facilities throughout Canada in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec.
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