Video games are booming in Montréal

When it comes to video games, it’s game on in Montréal! The city has firmly established itself as a global hub for game development, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With a solid reputation and a thriving job market, the best is yet to come for this fast-growing industry. There’s no better time to get in the game! 
One of the top five global centres for video game production
Greater Montréal has carved out a place at the top of the industry and was recently ranked as one of the top five global centres for video game production by the Game Industry Career Guide. A Canadian leader, Montréal is home to more than 140 production studios, many of which are well known around the world. 
Mega-hit video games, made in Montréal
What do Assassin’s Creed, Batman Origins, Deus Ex, Dead by Daylight and Rise of the Tomb Raider have in common? They were all created right here in Montréal! Industry giants including Ubisoft, EA, Eidos, Epic, Behavior, Gameloft, Unity and several other international studios have set up shop in Montréal, designing games that have gone on to conquer the global market. In an industry that’s growing faster than ever, you can be sure new masterpieces will be added to this list very soon.
A sector that shines on the international stage
The Québec video game industry is growing exponentially. According to the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC), the number of video game companies has increased by 42 percent since 2015. This global success is a result of the city’s vibrant job market and diverse ecosystem, which brings together world-leading talent in visual effects, virtual reality and IT. 
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Jobs in high demand
  • Video game designer
  • 3D artist
  • Gameplay programmer 
  • Engine programmer 
  • Tools/network/online programmer 
  • Animator
  • Business intelligence developer 
Sought-after skills
  • Node.js
  • Unity
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • AngularJS
  • Git
  • Programmation orientée objet (OOP)
Companies recruiting
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