Canada Goose is opening its second production facility in Quebec, which it says is a testament to its commitment to keeping production of its core down-filled jackets in Canada.
The 115,000 sq ft factory will be operational and employ more than 100 people by the end of March 2019, with an expected 650 new positions at full capacity by the end of 2020.
The factory – its eighth in Canada – will be equipped with the latest in wireless manufacturing technology to help drive increased real-time efficiency, while each sewer will have a tablet for digital guidance on operational execution. The facility will produce a full range of the Canada Goose collection, which is sold in over 40 countries around the world.
Last year it opened its first Quebec facility, which today employs 500 people.
In cooperation with Montréal International, the official economic development and promotion agency for the greater Montréal region, Canada Goose will expand its national sewing training school programme within the new facility. The training school will provide sewing skills training for prospective hires and, upon successful completion, trainees will graduate directly into full-time employment opportunities at Canada Goose.
“We continue to raise the bar for what it means to be a leader in Canadian apparel manufacturing and we are thrilled to be doing that in the province of Québec. We are not just opening offices or putting up a masthead – we are helping to rebuild the cut and sew industry here by creating meaningful new careers for hundreds of people. We are incredibly proud to be making this investment in the community and continuing to grow our in-house capacity,” said Dani Reiss, president and CEO, Canada Goose.