20% of Canadian gaming jobs are in YVR

As many people continue to practice social distancing, demand for entertainment has increased with many turning to at-home activities, including gaming. As a result, job searches related to the video game industry, have seen remarkable growth.

Between March 2020 and March 2021, the share of gaming-related job searches on Indeed Canada grew by 43%! 

Now a major/growing industry in Canada, there are many gaming career options to choose from, both on the technical and creative sides of the field. If you have the commitment, skills and drive to immerse yourself in the world of video games, the possibilities are endless.

To get an idea of what’s out there, Indeed Canada has revealed a list of gaming-related jobs to consider and how much they pay:

  • Video Game Designer: Game designers handle the creative elements of a game. This can include creating storylines, characters, game rules, goals and challenges.
    Average Salary in Vancouver | $78,065/year
  • Artist: Game artists include a wide variety of experts in the graphic design field, including concept artists, 3D modellers, special effects artists and visual animators.
    Average Salary in Vancouver | $32.17/hour
  • Programmer: Video game programmers write the code that makes the game playable on various gaming consoles and personal computers.
    Salary | $30.67/hour
  • Game Tester: Video game testers perform tests on a game by playing it multiple times to ensure it is user-friendly, easy to understand and runs smoothly.
    Average Salary in Vancouver | $23.83/hour
  • Producer: Producers maintain the production schedule and manage the development team.
    Average Salary | $78,117/year

Many gaming roles require experience in programming, software development, production and development – the majority of which promote many transferable skills such as project management, marketing strategy and sales planning.

Indeed also revealed where you can find the most gaming-related jobs in Canada: Montreal has the largest share of gaming-related job postings in Canada (36%), compared to Vancouver (20%) and Toronto (12%).

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