Canada's Video Game Industry in 2011 [Infographic]

by Knowlton Thomas | Research

It's well known now that Canada has a top-notch video game industry. But did you know it's the third biggest in the world with 16,000 employees, 348 companies, and a direct annual economic impact of nearly $2 billion?

With the industry poised to grow 17% over the next 2 years, it's never been a better time to be involved—especially considering those in the video game industry earn an average salary of $62,000, more than double the overall Canadian average income of just $29,000.

Infographic after the jump.

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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