Amazon has opened its first fulfillment centre in Lachine, Que. It expects to employ more than 300 people when it ramps up to full operations by the 2020 holiday shopping season.
Employees at the new fulfillment centre will work alongside Amazon's innovative robotics technology to pick, pack and ship items to customers, ranging from household goods and small electronics to books, toys and baby products.
In total, Amazon employs more than 13,500 full-time employees at the company's fulfillment centres, corporate offices, development centres and other facilities throughout Canada in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec. The Lachine facility is Amazon's 13th fulfillment centre in the country.