Target, which is set to open seven stores in the Ottawa area, has officially kicked off its Canadian hiring blitz.

The popular American retailer launched a new careers website on Tuesday.

Target plans to open more than 100 stores across the country, and each store is expected to employ 150 to 200 workers.

Target is also setting up a Canadian distribution centre in Cornwall, which is expected to employ hundreds of workers.

The company will open its first stores in Canada in 2013. The hiring blitz comes several months after Target announced its takeover of 220 Zellers stores in Canada.