Amazon is opening five new facilities in Quebec — two sortation centres and three delivery stations — which it says will bring more than 1,000 new jobs to the province. \nThese will be the first three delivery stations in the province, and one of the sortation centres will be the largest in Quebec — at 520,000 square feet, it'll be equivalent to more than five CFL football fields. \nEditor's Choice: One In Three Small Businesses In Quebec Say They'll Run Out Of Cash By The Summer\n\n\n\n1,000\n\n\nNew Amazon jobs expected in Quebec\n\n\nSortation centres and delivery stations are two stops on an Amazon package's journey.\nBoxes are first packaged at Amazon's customer fulfillment sites, then transported to sortation centres where they're sorted by postal code.\nAfter that, they go to delivery stations — the final leg before reaching customers — where they're loaded into vehicles and delivered to your door. \n"Our new facilities will help us meet our customers' growing demand for great products and faster delivery times," said Jean-Francois Héroux, site leader at Amazon Canada in a statement. \n\nIn terms of jobs, Amazon promises "competitive pay, industry-leading benefits and career growth opportunities starting on day one." \nThough CBC reported on health concerns in Canadian Amazon warehouses last year, Amazon says it "prioritizes the safety and health of its employees" and has invested more than $961 million in safety measures and equipment.\nFive-hundred jobs will come from the gigantic sortation centre opening in Coteau-du-Lac alone. \nThe other new sortation centre will be located in Longueuil, and the new delivery stations will be located in Laval and Lachine.\n\nThe new facilities are set to open in 2021 and 2022. \nIf you can't wait that long for a job, Amazon is currently hiring seasonal associates at existing warehouses in Longueuil and Lachine at a rate of $16 per hour.\n\n\nThis article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.