Canada Leads North American Game Industry Employment in 2009

By Paul Hunter

Another interesting piece of news that surfaced last month was a census report from Game Developer Research that described Canada's video game industry employment growth as almost "explosive".

According to the census results, employment in the Canadian video game industry rose from 9,500 Canadian employees in 2008 to 12,480 in 2009. That's just under 30% growth in a single year.

Total employment across North America was essentially flat year-over-year, rising slightly from 44,400 to 44,806.

I wrote an in-depth look at the census findings over on the Future Shop Tech Blog if you're interested in learning more facts about the red-hot Canadian game industry.