The concentration of talent in the IT field
With 7.3% of its workforce employed in leading-edge sectors, Greater Montréal is one of North America’s premier high-tech cities. For game studios, access to experienced, multilingual and highly trained developers is essential.
A UNESCO City of Design, Québec’s metropolis has made innovation an essential part of its culture and the driver of its economic development. The success of companies like Ubisoft, Cirque du Soleil and Moment Factory illustrate the unlimited power of synergy between art and new technologies.
The cooperation of governments and institutions
which actively support the industry through advantageous tax treatment—particularly for R&D companies—as well as a host of competitive incentives such as the Tax Credit for the Production of Multimedia Titles.
Proximity to universities
A knowledge-intensive city, Greater Montréal is home to 170,000 students and 11 universities, including highly renowned McGill University and Université de Montréal. Public-private partnerships in research and training address the sector’s real needs—both now and in the future.
Francis Baillet, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft
“Other regions offer one or more of these key success factors, but Greater Montréal stands out because it has succeeded in combining them into a socio-economic model that is closely aligned with our needs.”