Facts & Research

ESAC strives to be an indispensable source of information about the Canadian video game industry.Essential facts 2014 cover EN

ESAC commissions and produces original research about the economic contribution of the video game industry to Canada’s economy as well as reports on the demographics of Canadian gamers.

Below, you’ll find the latest stats as well as links to archived editions.


  • 62% of Canadians believe the video game industry is an innovative sector which is helping to shape the Canadian economy of the future
  • 65% of Canadians believe the video game industry has an overall positive impact on the Canadian economy
  • 67% of Canadians believe that the video game industry provides good opportunities for young people currently planning their careers
  •  71% of Canadians say that the governments have a role to play in choosing which industries will drive our economy in the future

Click to download 2014  Essential Facts about the Canadian Video Game Industry [pdf].

Other reports:

Canada’s Video Game Industry in 2013 [pdf] – 60 pages (disponible en anglais seulement).

Canada’s Entertainment Software Industry in 2011 [pdf]– 60 pages (disponible en anglais seulement).

The Opportunities and Challenges of a Growing Industry [pdf] – 60 pages (disponible en anglais seulement).

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