24 Fedex Office stores closing in Canada
Shipping giant FedEx is closing its FedEx Office stores in Canada after 32 years in the country.
Spokesperson Stacey Sullivan says FedEx Office will close its 24 stores, a manufacturing plant in Markham and its head office in Toronto.
FedEx Office is a separate operating company from FedEx, which “remains committed to Canada and ready to serve customers’ shipping needs,” said a company statement. The FedEx shipping centre on Barnes Road in Cambridge will remain open to customers.
The move will result in the loss of 214 jobs, but will not affect FedEx’s shipping business in Canada, she said, adding the decision was made after assessing current and future business prospects.
Eighteen of the stores are in Ontario, five in B.C. and one in Nova Scotia. The closings are to begin in August.
FedEx Office shops offer a range of business services and are also used as pick up and drop-off sites for FedEx shipping.