Amazon is opening today two new sortation centres and its first three delivery stations in Quebec.
A 520,000 square foot facility in Coteau-du-Lac, a suburb just west of Montreal, will create at least 500 jobs. It will be the company’s largest sortation centre in the province and will open this year.
Amazon‘s first sortation centre in Quebec opened in Longueuil, on Montreal’s south shore, in 2020, just in time for the holiday season. The 200,000 square foot facility also employs 500.
It opened its first operations facility in Quebec in July 2020, a fulfillment centre in Lachine, near Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, creating 300 full-time jobs.
Rounding out the network, Amazon’s first two delivery stations in Quebec will open in 2021. One will be located in Laval, and the other will be located in Lachine. A third delivery station will open in 2022 in Laval.
Delivery stations feed the last mile of the order fulfillment process. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centres, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers.
“Amazon is proud to continue its investment in Quebec and provide our employees with great, safe jobs and better futures,” said Jean-Francois Héroux, site leader, Amazon Canada. “Our new facilities will help us meet our customers’ growing demand for great products and faster delivery times while offering our Associates access to incredible career growth opportunities through on-the-job training and upskilling so they can reach their career aspirations. Our expansion will also help the thousands of local small businesses that partner with Amazon to get their products to customers around the world, particularly during this critical time for their business.”
Full-time employees at Amazon in Quebec start at $16 per hour. Medical, vision and dental coverage, a group RRSP plan, stock awards, and performance-based bonuses start on the first day of work.