Winnipeg is getting an Amazon delivery station


Amazon is opening a delivery station in Winnipeg, the Manitoba government announced on Monday.

The 113,000-sq.-ft. site will be located in the Inkster Industrial Park, just northeast of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.

The facility is set to open in 2021.

The delivery station will receive and sort parcels from other distribution centres and co-ordinate deliveries to homes and businesses in the Winnipeg area.

The government said the new facility would create hundreds of indirect full-time and part-time jobs in areas such as parcel sorting, management and third-party delivery services.

“The Manitoba government has worked hard to create a good business environment where companies want to grow and create jobs,” said Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler, in a press release. “Manitoba is a great place to do business and we thank Amazon for its investment and for showing confidence in our economy.”

Amazon continues to increase its investment in Canada. In September, Amazon announced it would hire 3,500 Canadians to work in spaces it is opening and expanding in British Columbia and Ontario.

Additionally, Amazon has 16 fulfilment centres in Canada–13 already in operation and another three coming in Hamilton, Ajax and Ottawa, Ont.

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