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September 30, 2013

Ubisoft to Expand Montréal Studio

Ubisoft will invest $373 million in Montréal to concentrate its American operations for online games and its global network infrastructure. Some 500 high value-added jobs will be created over the next seven years.


Picture of a scene from the game Assassin’s Creed by Ubisoft Montréal, courtesy of Ubisoft Montréal


Positions include community and network management specialists, business intelligence analysts, mathematicians, telemetry experts, systems operators, monetization specialists, and interactive and social marketing specialists.


This is the third time since launching its Québec operations in 1997 that Ubisoft has undertaken a major expansion project with Québec government support. The French company is benefiting from $9.9 million in government assistance, as well as adjustments to the tax credit for multimedia titles, which will allow new job categories to qualify.


Ubisoft, which has designed such popular games as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Watch Dog in Québec, now employs close to 3,000 people at its Montréal and Québec City studios.


In Québec, companies that develop video games are eligible for the tax credit for the production of multimedia titles.


Septembre 30, 2013