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Business Investments Creating Good Jobs

Premier Kathleen 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.

The Ontario 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.