SEATTLE – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open two new fulfillment centres in Hamilton and Ajax, Ontario. The new fulfillment centres are expected to open in 2021, bringing Amazon’s total to 10 fulfillment centres in Ontario and 16 in Canada. Amazon says the new facilities are expected to create 2,500 new jobs.
At the new 855,000 square-foot fulfillment centre in Hamilton, more than 1,500 employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items like books, electronics and toys.
In Ajax, more than 1,000 employees will pack and ship large items such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles and other household goods. This DC will be one million square feet in size.
Amazon also recently added five new nearby delivery stations in Stoney Creek, Kitchener, Vaughan and Toronto (Etobicoke and Scarborough). The Etobicoke site has already launched, and the Kitchener site will launch later this year. The Stoney Creek, Scarborough and Vaughan sites will launch in 2021.
Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centres, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers.