Amazon to build second Ottawa fulfillment centre

SEATTLE – Amazon plans to open its second facility in Ottawa. The new fulfillment centre, which is anticipated to open in 2021, will create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs starting at $16 an hour with comprehensive benefits and opportunities, the company said. This will be Amazon’s eighth facility in Ontario and its 14th fulfillment centre in Canada.

“We’re thrilled to be opening a second fulfillment centre in the nation’s capital to better serve communities across Ontario,” said Sumegha Kumar, director, Canadian customer fulfillment operations, Amazon Canada. “We appreciate the strong support from local, provincial, and federal leaders. We look forward to creating over 1,000 full-time jobs while providing the Barrhaven community with great opportunities that have competitive pay and benefits starting on day one.”

Employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. This will be Amazon’s newest robotics fulfillment centre in Canada.

Amazon is also planning five new delivery stations across Ontario in Whitby, Oakville, Cambridge, Brampton and Scarborough, with the sites anticipated to launch in 2020. Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfillment process. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centres, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers.

The Barrhaven project is being developed by Broccolini.