LACHINE, QUE. — Amazon opened its first fulfillment centre in Quebec at the beginning of July.
The fulfillment centre is expected to have more than 300 employees by the 2020 holiday shopping season.
Employees at the new centre will work alongside Amazon’s robotics technology to pick, pack and ship items to customers, a release indicates.
The Lachine, Que. facility is Amazon’s 13th fulfillment centre in Canada. In total, Amazon employs more than 13,500 full-time employees at the company’s fulfillment centres, corporate offices, development centres and other facilities. Each additional Amazon facility brings thousands of jobs in construction and services.
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, with more than 150 significant process changes to support its teams, including physical distancing, temperature checks, masks and gloves.
“Amazon is tremendously proud to open our first fulfillment centre in Quebec, creating over 300 jobs in a safe, inclusive and innovative work environment, that has competitive pay and benefits starting on day one,” said Jean-Francois Heroux, site leader for Amazon’s Lachine fulfillment centre, in a statement. “This milestone will also allow us to better serve our local customers, along with the thousands of local small businesses that work with Amazon to bring their products to customers across the province and around the world.”