Amazon opening in Montreal, secures additional GTA sites

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

SEATTLE – Amazon Canada has announced plans to open its first fulfillment centre in Quebec.

The new site will be located in Lachine on the island of Montreal and will create more than 300 new, full-time jobs. This new site will launch in time for the 2020 holiday shopping season.

In addition, it was revealed at the Distribution Logistics Summit that Amazon has made real estate deals in the Greater Toronto Area for two additional sites. According to David Bergeron, a vice-president and sales representative at Colliers International Inc, who spoke on a panel at the conference on November 6, the e-commerce giant has committed to 350,000 square feet of warehouse space in South Oshawa and 1.3 million feet in another GTA location. Amazon has not confirmed these deals.

“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.

“The Greater Montreal area has a talented workforce, and we are committed to providing the area with great job opportunities that have comprehensive pay and benefits.”

Associates at this new facility will pick, pack, and ship items for customers, ranging from toys and pet products to small electronics.