Following a successful inaugural cohort in 2017, Interactive Ontario will once again offer its ipprenticeship program in 2018. The program provides week-long paid placements at leading IDM studios for emerging interactive digital media (IDM) professionals who are currently underrepresented in the industry. If you’re looking to start a career in video games, virtual/augmented reality, eLearning or other forms of interactive media, this program is for you!

This year, the program will expand to include four positions in Toronto and one in Ottawa. The host companies for 2018 are Ubisoft Toronto, Groupe Média TFO in Toronto, and Magmic in Ottawa. Applications are now being accepted from those who self-identify as a member of the following groups:

  • Black Youth – 3 positions; 1 each at Groupe Média TFO, Ubisoft Toronto, and Magmic
  • Women in Games – 1 position at Ubisoft Toronto
  • Francophone Women in Digital Educational Media – 1 position at Groupe Média TFO

Program participants receive:

  • A week spent on site at the company with job shadowing, meetings, workshops and networking
  • A $1000 honorarium upon completion of the program
  • A pass to the iVentures conference
  • A networking dinner with fellow participants and industry contacts

Apply here:

Ubisoft Toronto application form (Toronto)

Groupe Media TFO application form (Toronto – must be fluent in French)

Magmic application form – (Ottawa)


The program is jointly funded by the host companies and, as part of a three-year grant from the Industry-Led Career Initiative (ILCI), administered by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services through the Black Youth Action Plan. As one of five organizations selected to deliver programming over three years through the first round of the ILCI, Interactive Ontario will, beginning later this year, also host a series of workshops for Black high-school aged youth who are interested in learning about careers in interactive digital media.

About Magmic
Magmic is an award winning publisher and developer of mobile games since the dawn of the mobile entertainment revolution – 2002. Magmic publishes a full range of branded content, from titles including Mattel’s Phase 10, Skip-Bo, Blokus, Hasbro’s Scattergories, and a number of Magmic owned IPs such as Adventure Hearts, Simple suite of card games, and many social casino titles. Many of Magmic’s games are currently trending in the top card and board game categories.

Well versed in the operating of Freemium games, Magmic also develops and maintains a whole proprietary suite of technologies and tools to operate our games in market.

Privately owned, Magmic is located in the Byward Market, in the heart of Ottawa, Canada.

About Groupe Média TFO
Groupe Média TFO is an essential destination for audiences seeking innovative educational and cultural content in French, at the vanguard of digital learning. TFO serves two million students and 30,000 teachers in Ontario and in Canada, and hosts a French-language YouTube channel that is now number 1 in Canada. Its content has been awarded multiple prizes, from Austin to Amsterdam: Kidscreen Awards, Gemini Awards, Cassies, IBC Awards, SXSW Film Design Awards, and many more.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands including: Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2015–16 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,394 million. To learn more, please visit