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10000 join Canada Games Jobs LinkedIn networking group. Have you?

If you are a member of LinkedIn, you can now get together with others who share the same interests. Over 11000 games developers have joined this group since its launch in February 2010. See who you know is already in the group.

Please link through to http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2810646 . Start a discussion, share news! Just join the group and start networking. [...]

Interactive Selection confirms Fiona Cherbak as Director of US & Canadian Operations

Interactive Selection, the game industry’s first and only global game recruitment firm, confirmed the opening of their new North American division, headed by senior game staffing professional, Fiona Cherbak.  Cherbak will be serving as Director of U.S. Operations for the agency.

Cherbak will support the talent acquisition needs of current Interactive Selection clients, while identifying and [...]

See the top video games developed in Canada. Showreel put together by ESA

Canada is the third most successful video game industry in the world.Even with access to some of the world’s best talent pool, Canada needs more talent from overseas. It’s a great place to make video games says the Entertainment Software Association of Canada!

Karen Lee Hall of Heroic Interactive in Toronto met with Women in Games Jobs

Karen Lee Hall is the Founder and Chief Executive at Heroic Interactive based in Toronto, Canada. Heroic Interactive is a digital media and game development company on a mission to produce high-quality, memorable interactive experiences for an audience of all ages. Karen met with David Smith of Women in Games Jobs at Game Connection in [...]

Denis Dyack Founder of games developer Silicon Knights with Game Careers

Denis Dyack is the Founder and President of the Canadian games developer Silicon Knights. Denis started Silicon Knights in 1992 by developing real-time strategy/action hybrids for the PC, Amiga and Atari. Since then, they have focused on developing new ways to make non-linear content in games with an aim to completely engage and immerse players [...]

Interactive Selection interviewed live on BBC News and featured in Edge Magazine

Can you think of 2 more prestigious institutions than the BBC and Edge Magazine? David Smith, MD of Interactive Selection, found himself live in front of BBC News anchors Simon McCoy and Carrie Gracie at 10.43 on September 21st for an interview about the games industry and the topic of start ups and jobs. For [...]

Canada becomes third biggest games industry employer says ESAC

Canada is now the world’s third largest employer of videogame professionals, pushing the UK into fourth place according to new data from the Electronic Software Association of Canada (ESAC). As reported by the Canadian Financial Post more than 14,000 people are now directly employed by more than 247 Canadian videogame companies. The ESAC claims this [...]

Ubisoft opens its 23rd development studio in Toronto, Canada

Ubisoft is to open a new development studio in Toronto which is expected to result in the creation of 800 jobs. The studio has been invested in by the government of Ontario, which will put CAD 263 million into the project over a ten year time frame – that’s on top of the half a [...]