UPS expands its network with opening of first-ever facility in Halifax - Yahoo The decision to open the facility in Halifax was made with the knowledge that the area is considered to be a key access point to other major supply chain networks both locally and globally. "Today's grand opening builds upon the commitment UPS has shown to the Canadian market with a strategic focus on Halifax and Atlantic Canada , which is beneficial for all stakeholders involved," said Kings North MLA Jim Morton , on behalf of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris . "UPS's multi-million dollar investment in our region will create more than 250 new UPS jobs." UPS also recently introduced another important service enhancement for the region, adding air capacity that will allow local businesses to accelerate the flow of goods to customers. The enhancements will help customers optimize their internal processes, help manage customer satisfaction and existing UPS customers will see a one-day improvement getting their products to market.