Montréal, a major player in video games

As one of the world’s top five video game production cities, Greater Montréal is renowned for the expertise and creativity of its talent. Since Ubisoft’s arrival in 1997, the world’s largest video game producers have chosen to come to Montréal for its vibrant creative and artistic energy.

 

Industry sector data

5th
largest hub in the world
1st
production centre in Canada
+140
studios in Montréal
15,000
experts in Montréal

Montréal is the place to be for foreign companies looking to be part of a thriving creative and artistic culture.

According to the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC), Québec’s video game industry has experienced dazzling growth with the number of companies increasing by 42% since 2015. The industry’s global success is based on a series of key factors.

  1. A pool of creative and specialized talent
  2. Top-notch universities and training programs that are focused on industry needs
  3. A diverse ecosystem, including the presence of global companies in visual effects, virtual reality and IT
  4. The most competitive operating costs among the 20 largest cities in Canada and the United States
  5. Tax credits that can cover up to 37.5% of labour costs

They chose Montréal

Success story
EIDOS-Montréal
Read story
" Other regions offer one or more of these key success factors, but Greater Montréal has the very great advantage of bringing them all together in a socio-economic model that is closely aligned with our needs. "

Francis Baillet

Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft

Element/Icon/Envelope Created with Sketch.
Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest news from Montréal International.

Register now
Element/Icon/Download Created with Sketch.
Sector profile

Discover why Montréal is one of the top 5 video game production centres in the world.

Download the PDF
Contact our expert Close
Element/Shape/Related/Triangle 1 Created with Sketch.
Contact our expert

Philippe Valentine

Project Director, Europe - Foreign Investments