Seattle-based online retail behemoth Amazon announced Monday that it will open a robotics warehouse near Edmonton in Parkland County. It will be the third robotics warehouse for Amazon in Canada, joining others in Brampton and Ottawa.
Despite being a robotic warehouse, Amazon announced that more than 1,000 jobs would also be created for the new fulfillment centre located west of Edmonton.
The 600,000 square-foot fulfillment centre will open in 2022 and will be used to pick, pack and ship small items to customers. It will serve northern Alberta as well as parts of British Columbia.
“We’re excited to expand our operations and create great, safe careers of the future for talented Albertans starting on day one,” said Vibhore Arora, a regional director at Amazon Canada, in a statement.
Amazon employs more than 23,000 people (both full and part-time) at its fulfilment centres, corporate offices and other facilities in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.