October 26, 2017
A new warehouse facility will be opening north of Calgary.
The online retailer announced Thursday it would be opening a new fulfillment centre in the Balzac area in Rocky View County.
Amazon has leased an existing space while a new custom fulfillment centre is built on a 42-acre site nearby.
The leased space will allow the company to begin operations almost immediately, with the new facility expected to be completed in 2018.
According to Rocky View County, the new fulfillment centre will be the size of six city blocks and will create a number of construction-related jobs in the short term, while in the long term the facility will bring 750 full-time jobs to the county with even more seasonal positions.
Premier Rachel Notley, Alberta Infrastructure Minister Sandra Jansen and federal Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Kent Hehr joined together in Balzac for the announcement.
“Amazon’s expansion is more proof that Alberta is the best place in Canada to invest and do business,” Notley said.