(November 5th, 2021 – Toronto, Ontario) Yesterday, Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy delivered the government’s fall economic statement and released its 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. Interactive Ontario is very pleased to see that the Ontario government is committed to continue to explore opportunities to work with the digital media industry to attract more investment and create jobs in Ontario.

 Video games and interactive digital media are consumed by people of all ages, from around the world. They are an integral part of our modern-day popular culture. The industry is fast-growing and creates attractive high-paying techno-creative jobs coveted by jurisdictions worldwide.

 We are encouraged to see the Government of Ontario’s continued support of the video game and interactive digital media sector in the province. Our industry is ripe with opportunities, and has a crucial role to play in Ontario’s economic recovery. We look forward to working alongside the province to develop local talent, create jobs for Ontarians, and solidify Ontario’s position as a worldwide leader in our sector.”
– Lucie Lalumière, President & CEO, Interactive Ontario

 Competition for investments and talent is fierce worldwide, as jurisdictions want to leverage the growth of the video game and interactive digital media sector for decades to come. Interactive Ontario is committed to working with the government of Ontario to contribute to the economic recovery of the province and position Ontario as a leader on the global stage.