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Explaining a shortage of workers in the video game industry

The Canadian video game industry is facing a bit of a challenge: the question of how to fill a major labour gap, stemming from a lack of senior talent. Industry representatives are appealing to the federal government to make it easier to hire foreign workers to fill those high-level positions. But in a field where studios are popping up everywhere, making games for every smartphone...Why is there a shortage to begin with?

 

With his thoughts, we were joined by Jean-Sylvain Sormany. He's the President of Snowed In Studios, an independent video game and media developer in town. He's also a programming instructor at Carleton, and head of the Ottawa chapter of the International Game Developers Association.

 

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