UPS says it will expand its Canadian network by opening its own operations in Atlantic Canada next spring, creating about 250 jobs.
The package delivery giant said Monday it will begin pickup and delivery services in Moncton and Halifax beginning in April, replacing its current agent.
UPS will add other cities to the network later in 2012.
The expansion involves a multimillion-dollar investment and about 250 new jobs, the company said.
It's not known how many jobs will be lost at the company that was UPS's agent in the region.
UPS has about 12,000 employees in Canada who deliver and sort packages and provide logistics and distribution, freight forwarding and customs brokerage services to Canadian customers.
The company is based in Mississauga, just west of Toronto, and is part of the UPS, a global package delivery company based in Atlanta, Ga.