The Entertainment Software Association of Canada this week launched a new report on the Canadian videogame industry.
According to ESAC, there are 329 videogame companies in Canada who support a total of 16,500 full-time employees, which is up 5% from 2011. Contributing $2.3 billion to Canada's GDP, our country boasts the third-biggest videogame industry in the world.
And it should stay that way: 40% of videogame companies in Canada predict 25% or higher growth over the next two years, according to ESAC's report.
Canada's videogame companies employ relatively young workers—an average age of 31—who are solid income earnings—an average of $72,000.