Amazon to open new fulfillment centre in Ottawa, creating 600 full-time jobs

Employees at the new warehouse will pick, pack and ship large items such as household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools

Amazon is expanding its footprint in Canada with a fulfilment centre in Ottawa that will create 600 full-time jobs.

The e-commerce giant announced Tuesday that employees at the new warehouse in the capital city’s eastern suburb of Orleans will pick, pack and ship large items such as household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools.

The warehouse will be the company’s eighth in Canada, joining others in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and a technology hub in Vancouver that is undergoing an expansion. The Ottawa announcement came as Amazon is hunting for a home for its second North American headquarters, dubbed HQ2. Toronto is the lone Canadian city still in contention to house the headquarters, whose location the company said it will announce sometime this year.

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