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Amazon to open second fulfillment centre in Ottawa

E-commerce giant says the warehouse in Barrhaven will employ more than 1,000 workers

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Amazon says it will build a second fulfillment centre in Ottawa, creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs. It is scheduled to open in 2021.

The e-commerce giant will open the 450,000 square-foot facility in Barrhaven, a suburb southwest of Ottawa. Amazon says employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items including books, electronics and toys.

Amazon opened its first fulfillment centre in Ottawa last year.

The company says the newest Ottawa warehouse will be the eighth in Ontario and the 14th fulfillment centre in Canada, joining others in British Columbia and Alberta.

Amazon is also planning five new delivery stations across Ontario in Whitby, Oakville, Cambridge, Brampton and Scarborough that will open later this year. Packages are transported to these delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment centres, and loaded into vehicles for delivery.

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