Amazon Canada has announced the opening of YUL9 in Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec, its “most advanced sort centre in the country”.
The 720,000 sq ft facility is the first in Canada to implement Amazon Robotics’ mobile robotic order fulfilment systems.
The technology will allow Amazon to improve the speed and efficiency of its services across Eastern Canada.
As a result of the new centre, 500 full-time jobs will be created.
The centre is also part of Amazon Canada’s wider pledge to generate 15,000 positions across the country by the end of the year.
The move comes as Amazon recently opened another robotics manufacturing facility in Westborough, Massachusetts.
The e-commerce giant began introducing robotics into its facilities in 2012 and has since created over a million jobs worldwide.
“The entire Amazon team is proud to continue investing in Quebec and Coteau-du-Lac,” Amazon Canada site leader Anamaria Zammit said.
“With training and skill development programs, a full range of benefits and competitive salaries, Amazon continues its mission to be the best employer on Earth by helping its employees reach their career goals.
“We are proud to call Coteau-du-Lac home to our most advanced robotics facility in the country.”
Coteau-du-Lac mayor Andrée Brosseau added: “The opening of the sort centre in Coteau-du-Lac is a testament to the competitiveness and strategic location of our city,”
“As we enter the post-Covid recovery period, the centre’s opening will play a significant role in the entire regional—and even Quebec’s—economic ecosystem.”