- 24 September 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Amazon is to build a new fulfilment centre in Toronto, Canada. The one million square foot unit is to employ 600 full time positions.
The Toronto site will be the 12th fulfilment centre in Canada and seventh in Ontario. The online giant employs more than 4,000 full time associates in Ontario as well as 1,000 in two tech hubs in Toronto.
“We’re excited about our growth in Toronto, which 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.”
The automated facility will use its associates to pick, pack and ship small items to customers including toys and baby products as well as 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,” said Ontario Premier Doug Ford. “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.”
“We’re excited to welcome Amazon’s first fulfillment centre in the City of Toronto and the more than 600 new, good jobs that will be created in Scarborough,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory. “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.”