Wynne and Brad Duguid, the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and
Infrastructure, visited Ubisoft Toronto today, where Ontario's partnership with
the video game developer resulted in the creation of more than 330 highly
skilled jobs with hundreds more on the way. The partnership leverages a $543-million
investment from Ubisoft, which will create a total of 800 jobs by 2020.
government will build more successful partnerships through its new Jobs and
Prosperity Fund. Included in the 2014 Ontario Budget, the new fund will create
opportunities for workers in every region by helping businesses grow and create
good jobs in Ontario.
With support from
the province, Ubisoft opened a production studio and state-of-the-art
performance capture facility in Toronto. Ubisoft also partnered with Sheridan
College, where a Screen Industries and Research Training Centre is
building people's skills and supporting growth across Ontario's interactive
digital media industry.
Strategically partnering with business is part of the government's comprehensive
plan for a
strong Ontario that builds people's talent and skills, builds a more dynamic
business environment, builds new infrastructure and builds a more secure
retirement for Ontarians.