TORONTO – November 9, 2015 – Ubisoft Toronto today announced that it is recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2016 by the editors of Globe and Mail’s Canada’s Top 100 Employers editorial team. A leader in global game development, Ubisoft Toronto wins the award for its commitment to provide an innovative work and social environment that includes employee perks such as monthly studio-wide team celebrations, opportunities for professional development through training and expertise sharing initiatives, and comprehensive health and family benefits including child care subsidies and maternity leave top-ups. Ubisoft Toronto is also recognized for its support of up-and-coming student talent locally through initiatives like UbiGallery and involvement in the community through the Studio Volunteer Day and its other fundraising initiatives.
“It’s a tremendous honour to be named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers,” said Alex Parizeau, Managing Director of Ubisoft Toronto. “Our people are truly the heart of every game we make at the studio, and we are committed to cultivate programs essential to supporting our team to make the best games globally. As we continue to grow to 800 by 2020, it is encouraging to be recognized for our efforts to create a fun and rewarding workplace for our team, and we look forward to continue developing the studio as a top employer.”
Since opening the studio in 2010, the Ubisoft Toronto team shipped the critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist as lead studio, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal and is currently working with the Montreal studio on Far Cry Primal set to release in early 2016. In 2012, Ubisoft Toronto opened a state-of-the-art Performance Capture Studio, and its Playtest Lab to help make its games more immersive, and more fun to play.
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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 2014-15 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,464 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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