A few weeks after inaugurating a sorting center in Longueuil, a southern suburb of Montreal, the American multinational announced on Tuesday that it will open another later this year in Coteau-du-Lac – its largest in the province with an area of over half a million square feet.
These sites will be added to three delivery stations, which constitute the last step in the process surrounding the shipment of orders.
Our new facilities will help us meet the growing demand for excellent products and faster delivery times from customers., said in a press release from the site director for Amazon Canada, Jean-François Héroux.
The latter was not available for interviews. In addition, the company had not quantified the extent of its investments in the province.
Amazon had inaugurated its first
operations center in Quebec last July in the Montreal borough of Lachine. About 300 employees work there.
Without fanfare, the activities of the first Amazon sorting center in Quebec had started in Longueuil in a complex of approximately 200,000 square feet.
More than 1,000 people are expected to work in these two futures centers, according to Amazon, which cited a
competitive compensation, industry-leading benefits and career advancement opportunities.
Regarding the delivery stations, the activities of the first two will start later this year in Laval and Lachine. A third delivery station will also see the light of day on Île Jésus territory next year.
The multinational dangled
hundreds of posts full time and part time.
During a telephone interview, the director general of the Conseil québécois du commerce de commerce, Stéphane Drouin, was not alarmed to see Amazon increase its physical presence in the province, stressing that the web giant was already present in line.
It is certain that Amazon represents an important competition for Quebec retailers, he said. For Quebec retailers, this obliges them to continue to implement new practices.