Inside Logistics

Amazon’s Quebec DC open for business

Lachine facility will employ 300 for holiday 2020

July 14, 2020

Amazon’s first fulfillment centre in Quebec officially celebrated its “day one” earlier this month. (CNW Group/Amazon Canada)

LACHINE, Quebec – Amazon’s first fulfillment centre in Quebec officially celebrated “day one” earlier this month with its newest employees.

The fulfillment centre will continue to ramp up to full operations over the next several weeks and will have more than 300 employees by the 2020 holiday shopping season.

The Lachine facility is Amazon’s 13th fulfillment centre in Canada. Employees there will work alongside Amazon’s robotics to pick, pack, and ship items to customers, ranging from household goods and small electronics to books, toys and baby products.

In total, Amazon employs more than 13,500 full-time employees at the company’s fulfillment centres, corporate offices, development centres, and other facilities throughout Canada in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec. 

“The arrival of Amazon consolidates the role of the Lachine industrial park in the Montreal logistics chain. Located between the airport, the marshalling yards and the port of Montreal, and with an occupancy rate of almost 95 percent, our industrial park is at the heart of Montreal’s transportation network,” said the Mayor of Lachine, Maja Vodanovic.

The new Quebec fulfillment centre has been equipped with all of Amazon’s latest COVID-19 safety measures and best practices to keep employees safe. Amazon has implemented more than 150 significant process changes to support its teams, including physical distancing, temperature checks, masks, and gloves.