EDMONTON—Work has been completed on a new pharmaceutical distribution centre in Edmonton.
Alberta officials stated McKesson Canada’s $175-million facility created more than 1,800 construction jobs at the height of the pandemic and a further 150 permanent jobs now that the facility is open.
“These are not small numbers,” said Doug Schweitzer, minister of jobs, economy and innovation, in a statement. “Private sector investments like this are central to creating the jobs that Albertans rely on and helping our province build back stronger than ever.”
The minister stated that not only will this new facility assist pharmacies and hospitals in Alberta, it will contribute to building out Alberta’s pharmaceuticals and life sciences ecosystem.
“It will help make Edmonton a hub for pharmaceutical drug distribution to our provincial and territorial neighbours,” he said. “This investment also complements work we are undertaking through Alberta’s Recovery Plan to put Alberta’s pharmaceutical life sciences sector on the global map.”