Canada Goose continues “Made-in-Canada” commitment with two new plants
Operational expansion is expected to create more than 325 new jobs by end of 2018.
TORONTO — Canada Goose is reaffirming its commitment to the “Made in Canada” brand with the opening of a Quebec plant and a raw material and cutting distribution centre in Ontario.
Located in Boisbriand, Que., the 95,000 square-foot factory has created more than 125 jobs since opening, and expects to add more than 325 positions by the end of 2018.
The factory produces jackets from the company’s down-filled Fall and Winter Collections, as well as select pieces from its Spring Collection.
The new 117,000 square-foot cutting and distribution centre in Scarborough, Ont. is the company’s sixth facility and will house raw materials centrally to improve efficiency and production capacity, while spurrring job creation within the company’s existing manufacturing facilities.
The Toronto-based apparel manufacturer founded in 1957 has made a deep commitment to manufacturing its product in Canada, and over the last five years has increased the number of cut and sew workers it employs by more than 200%. It currently employs about 10% of the entire cut and sew labour force across the country.
In 2010, Canada Goose expanded operations with the opening of its first Winnipeg factory. In 2015, the company expanded both the factory and office spaces in its global headquarters in Toronto, as well as opened two more facilities – in Scarborough and a second Winnipeg location.
The company’s products are now sold in 37 countries around the world.