Montreal continues to build its world-wide reputation in the gaming world with some important recent announcements. This week Electronic Arts announced up to $ 2.6 million in training for game makers in Montreal, with significant support from Emploi Qu?bec.
There was also an announcement from the National Animation and Design Centre that it is now recruiting for its Design and Digital Arts for Video Games program that will be given in English for the first time in January 2006. The NAD Centre, the National Bank of Canada, Electronic Arts and the 24 Heures newspaper are organizing a contest open to residents of the Province of Quebec for which the Grand Prize is a free-tuition admission into the program and a paid internship at Electronic Arts Montreal. Founded in 1992, the National Animation and Design Centre was a pioneer in Canada for training in digital animation and effects. Initially it provided exclusive training of Softimage and in 2004 set up a unique distance learning program.
Another major training facility in Montreal is Campus Ubisoft. This development by the Paris-based company involves an investment of $ 16 million on the part of the company and up to $ 5.3 million from Emploi Qu?bec. Ubisoft now has its largest development studio in Montreal.
If you want to make a career in the video game industry, Montreal is certainly the place to be. There will be even more gamers in Montreal on November 2 and 3 this year when the Montr?al International Game Summit takes place. Mark it in your calendar now! The event is being arranged by Alliance num?riQC – Quebec’s Digital Industry Network.
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