Amazon bringing robotic fulfillment to Alberta

Dan Berthiaume
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Amazon plans to open its first Amazon robotics fulfillment center in the Canadian province of Alberta in 2022.

The more than 600,000-sq.-ft. facility will be located in Parkland County, Alberta, and is expected to create more than 1,000 full- and part-time jobs. The new robotics fulfillment center will be used to pick, pack and ship small items such as books, electronics, and toys. The smart systems support employees in their tasks, and the company continues to invest in new logistics centers, jobs and workplace safety measures.

“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, regional director, Amazon Canada. “Robotics and advanced technologies make our fulfillment centers safer and more collaborative.”

Since the launch of Amazon Robotics at fulfillment centers in 2012, Amazon says it has created around 300,000 jobs worldwide. According to Amazon, the employs more than 3,600 employees full- and part-time operations employees in Canada’s Prairie provinces and has invested more than $600 million in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.