SEATTLE – Amazon Canada plans to open its first fulfillment centre in Quebec with the intention to launch in time for the 2020 holiday shopping season.
The new site will be located in Lachine on the island of Montreal and will create more than 300 full-time jobs.
“We’re excited about our growth in Montreal, which gives us the opportunity to better serve our customers across Quebec,” said Alexandre Gagnon, vice-president of Amazon Canada, in a prepared statement.
Associates at this new facility will pick, pack, and ship items for customers, ranging from toys and pet products to small electronics.
Amazon says the facility, which will be its 12th in the country, will allow it to better serve customers across Quebec.
The company also announced late last year that it would have a fulfillment centre in Leduc County, Alta., open by 2020 to create more than 600 jobs.
Amazon also has fulfillment centres in British Columbia and Ontario.
The build-out of fulfillment centres, which provide both warehouse and shipping services, comes as the company pushes to make faster online order deliveries. The company currently offers some same-day delivery in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2019