Amazon announced this week plans for a new fulfillment center in Ottawa, Ontario’s eastern suburb of Orléans.
The 1-million square foot customer fulfillment facility is Amazon’s fifth in Ontario, creating more than 600 full-time jobs with benefits starting on day one.
Amazon currently employs more than 2,000 full-time associates at its existing Ontario facilities in Brampton, Mississauga, and Milton.
“Ontario continues to be a great place for Amazon to do business and we look forward to adding a fulfillment center in the National Capital Region. Our ability to expand in Ontario and create more than 600 new jobs is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce. Amazon is committed to providing great opportunities for employment and creating a positive economic impact for the region.”
Glenn Sommerville, Director of Amazon Operations in Canada
The new facility will join Amazon’s network of current fulfillment centers located in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.
Associates at this facility will pick, pack, and ship large items like household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools.
In total, Amazon employs more than 6,000 employees throughout Canada working at corporate offices, development centers, and other facilities.
“After working closely with Amazon to grow its presence in our city, I’m very pleased they have chosen Ottawa to establish its new fulfillment center. This is a critical investment in our local economy and our community, which will provide significant employment opportunities for Ottawa residents.’”
Ottawa Mayor, Jim Watson
Strong Commitment Veterans
With its growth in Canada, in addition to offering competitive wages and advancement within the company, Amazon is also committed to supporting veterans as they transition from military life to civilian life, both within the company and the community.
Amazon has a team of veterans devoted to military recruitment and offers its veteran employees access to mentoring and career support to help them develop their skills into long-term careers at Amazon.
The new facility marks Amazon’s fifth in the Ontario area and eights in Canada.