MONTREAL — Amazon would consider investing up to $ 1 billion in Quebec, according to a document from the quebec government, of which the daily Press has obtained a copy.
Montreal was quickly taken out of the race at the second headquarters, but it seems that the american giant of electronic commerce has other projects in view.
The investment in the 10 digits would be through its division cloud computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has opened a first data centre in the montreal area in 2016.
The document largely caviardé, obtained by The Press under the Law on access to information, said that the investment could reach $ 1 billion over a period of ten years. A part of the envelope would be reserved for the hiring of executive staff, managers, engineers (mainly software development), accounting, as well as staff specialized in legal services and administrative.
Already, Amazon has three of these offices in Canada , either Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
Amazon wouldn’t comment on the thing. He keeps secret the location of its data centre in Quebec.
However, it is an Open secret that Montoni built for Amazon, under the code name Project Zamboni, a data center 155 000 ft2 to Varennes on a vast terrain that previously belonged to Hydro-Québec.