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Canada’s Video Game Industry - A National Champion Making a Global Impact

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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Canada’s Video Game Industry - A National Champion Making a Global Impact

Canada’s video game industry has quietly grown into one of the largest and most successful in the world.  Over the past 25 years many of the largest and most well-known studios have made Canada home.   With hubs in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto, the industry continues to spread its reach from Victoria to St. John’s and all points in between. With close to 1,000 studios spread across the country Canada’s industry is an ecosystem of multinationals and Canadian owned and operated studios.   This ecosystem has allowed the video game industry in Canada to continue to grow and flourish, even as it moved close to 30,000 workers to remote production over the pandemic.   Learn more about Canada’s global success story with industry leaders, moderated by Jayson Hilchie, President & CEO of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada.   


Moderator 

Jayson Hilchie, President & CEO of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada.   


Speakers 

Deirdre Ayre, Head of Canadian Operations, Other Ocean Group Canada 

Francis Baillet, VP, Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft 

Michelle Liem, Director of Sales, Microsoft Canada - XBOX Team