Canada is home to 329 video game companies
There are 16,500 people employed by the video game industry
Canada’s video game industry contributes 2.3 billion to the GDP annually
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
Facts & Research
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.
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).