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Digital Media and Interactive Entertainment

Hotspots:

Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, Québec City

Success Stories:

With more than 230 immersive technology companies in 2019, Vancouver is home to the world’s 2nd largest VR/AR sector and the largest cluster of the world’s top VFX and animation studios.
Source: www.bcbusiness.ca/New-report-reveals-a-growing-and-diverse-VRAR-ecosystem-in-BC-but-challenges-loom and Vancouver Economic Commission/VFX/sup>

Montréal is the world’s 5th largest video game hub, 1st in Canada, and is a world leader in VFX and animation. 
Source: www.montrealinternational.com/en/keysectors/video-games

In Halifax, aerospace and defence organizations are leveraging local gaming and simulation technologies to develop various training scenarios.

Montréal hosts a number of major esports events each year, such as Six Invitational – Rainbow Six and Red Bull player one. The city’s Esports Central Arena, Canada’s first esports entertainment complex, is a multifunctional gaming attraction for both amateurs and pros.

Vancouver-based Biba's free mobile games work with any playground to turn screen time into healthy, imaginative outdoor play for the entire family. Now available at 4,500 sites in ten countries around the world, with more than 1000 participating cities, in 2019. 
Source: Vancouver VR/AR report 2020

Squeeze, the Québec City-based animation studio, has been given the nod to create five episodes of "What If...?", a brand-new animated series from streaming platform Disney+.

Calgary is the birthplace of stock photography. Image Club Graphics, Veer, iStockPhoto, Dissolved and Eyewire were all founded here.

Montréal’s Felix & Paul Studios is an EMMY®Award-winning immersive entertainment studio creating unparalleled virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality experiences for audiences worldwide.