Walmart Canada is investing more than $118 million to build a new high-tech, sortable 430,000 square-foot fulfilment centre in Rocky View County. The new delivery hub for Western Canada will help meet the needs of millions of their customers while creating jobs in a more diversified Alberta economy.
“Walmart’s investment in our province is another indication that our competitive business environment is what major companies are looking for. This new fulfilment centre is not just creating jobs for Albertans in both the short and long term, it will improve the customer experience throughout all of Western Canada,” said Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation.
Walmart’s new fulfilment centre will create about 325 jobs when it opens, which is expected this fall. In addition to those jobs, the project is generating numerous engineering and construction jobs during its current construction.
The new fulfilment centre will include innovative robotic technology to help associates store, pick and sort items. It will be capable of shipping 20 million items annually from the site to Walmart customers.
“Alberta is proud to welcome more investment to our province: we have the space, the people and the competitive advantage to attract major companies like Walmart to build and expand here. Walmart’s choice to serve their Western Canadian customers from the Calgary area is another signal to the world that our province is coming back, stronger than ever explained Premier Jason Kenney.