Amazon has chosen to open its newest Canadian fulfillment centre near Brampton. The Seattle based company will open a 1-million square foot facility in the town of Caledon. In a statement, the company says they will create more than 800 full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits. The Caledon build will be Amazon’s 6th fulfillment centre in Ontario and 9th in Canada.
“This shows Canada is open for business.” “Caledon is the ideal home for Amazon’s latest Canadian expansion.”
Jim Wilson, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, said in a statement that is shows Ontario is open for business. Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson says Caledon is the ideal home for Amazon’s latest Canadian expansion. “I’m so pleased to welcome this world class, leading edge and customer focused organization to our community,”
Director of Amazon Operations in Canada Glenn Sommerville says “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.”
The Caledon fulfillment centre will be complete by the end of 2019.