UPS opens Caledon package sorting and delivery facility
MISSISSAUGA — UPS Canada’s largest package sorting and delivery facility has begun operations in anticipation for the annual increase in volume that will start around Cyber Week and continue through January 2021.
The 850,000-square-foot facility in Caledon is part of a $500-million Canada investment plan the company announced in 2018. The facility features advanced scanning and sortation technology, integrated with data-driven tools to increase efficiency and reliability for UPS’s customers in one of the fastest growing provinces in Canada.
“It’s like watching a child taking its first steps,” said Gordon Reed, IPS Canada’s director for special projects in UPS’s industrial engineering department. “This project is close to my heart and our whole team is so proud that we could get this facility operational in time when it is most needed.”
UPS expects to hire over 100,000 seasonal employees globally. In Canada, more than 5,000 new employees will be hired to provide additional support. Full and part-time positions will be filled and many past seasonal hires have landed permanent jobs at UPS.
“This year has not been without its challenges and we want to make sure we do our part to reduce the stress of the coming holidays as much as possible for all Canadians,” said Dominic Porporino, president of UPS Canada. “We anticipate a record breaking holiday season, but this new hub, our flagship facility, and the dedicated people that operate it, are ready to serve Canadians when they need it the most. It is a testament to our company’s purpose of keeping the world moving forward by delivering what matters.”