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For Overseas Workers - Grab the career opportunity in the video game industry for Canada

For Overseas Workers - Grab the career opportunity in the video game industry for Canada

Nov 21,2015

According to new research, the Canadian video game industry is expected to reach new levels to create more than 1,300 new jobs in the next two years.

An Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) has recently updated that the Video game industry has no signs of slowing down. As almost 500 active gaming studios in Canada have employed 20,400 people in 2014. So, the study reveals that this industry has continued to play a vital role in the Canadians country’s economy.

President and CEO of ESAC, Jayson Hilchie states that, as because of highly skilled young creative employes with fresh, innovative ideas and being highly paid industry, which demonstrate that how Canada can create jobs and prosperity. Which exports its creativity all around the world and ultimately stands for leading the new Canadian economy for the future.  

 As Video game industry continues its booming growth, the ESAC predicts those studios to create 1,377 highly paying creative and technical jobs in the next year (12-24 months). Canada has a GDP of $3 billion, which is increasing 30% year by year will also have an impact on the industry’s economic which is quite difficult to ignore.

Hilchie also added that as there are many opportunities for both industry and government to find an individual’s long term and short term solutions for developing digital skills in their workforce and bringing the overseas workers to impart an innovative techniques and skills. Finding qualified and experienced workers for programming, game designing, data analysis and artistic animation challenge for their industry growth in the supply of domestic talented employees.  

He also added that there is lots of growth in the industry, the job seekers can grab an opportunity, as the company is ready to invest in them for their industrial growth. He took as an example of Ubisoft Montreal, which has recently announced about the investment of $8 million, which they are investing it in a new CPDEX program to train the next generation game creators, who will be the top technical skills to take on these jobs for the next 5 years.

 President and CEO of Ubisoft Montreal- Toronto, Yannis Mallat stated that they are planting all knowledge for video game production to transfer to their partners/ stakeholders so they can stay connected to motivate, inspire and teach the youth which will add value to improve the updates for future reference to their employers. He also added that their mission through the CODEX program is to share their expertise, technology and creative knowledge to prepare the future generations for the challenges they are awaiting them.

 

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