Ontario Government Working with Industry Partners to Create Jobs
Premier Kathleen Wynne is working with leaders in the digital media industry to expand Ontario’s vibrant knowledge-based industries and create more jobs.
Joined by Michael Chan, the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, the Premier participated in a roundtable discussion in Toronto with industry leaders including Interactive Ontario, Ubisoft Toronto, Google Canada, Communitech, Polar Mobile and TransGaming.
The government is focused on fostering innovation and helping digital media companies stay competitive in a rapidly changing global market. The province is committed to supporting the industry as it expands its global reach and connecting businesses to the talent they need to grow and excel.
Strengthening the province’s knowledge-based industries is part of the Ontario government’s plan to build a prosperous economy and create more jobs.
Digital media production contributes almost $1.5 billion annually to Ontario’s economy and supports about 16,000 full time employees.
Canada is the third-largest developer of video games, after the U.S. and Japan.
“In today’s economy, ideas and innovation are important currency. Supporting Ontario’s digital media industry is a vital part of our plan for economic prosperity. We will continue to make the right kind of investments to help companies succeed in the global economy and create more high-level jobs for the people of Ontario.”
— Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
“The digital media industry is full of creative, technical companies with high-level jobs that our economy depends on – now and into the future. We are committed to fostering further growth in this sector.”
— Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
“We are extremely pleased that the government is committed to supporting the growth of Ontario’s digital media companies. This support allows these companies to remain competitive, to create even more jobs and to continue to create excellent digital media content.”
— Donald Henderson, President and CEO, Interactive Ontario