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Why Ubisoft Toronto?

Are you a student or new grad looking to kick-start your game development career?

Ubisoft Toronto is dedicated to nurturing new talent from across Ontario, and values the emerging talent that make our teams great. When you join Ubisoft, expect to be hands-on creating the games you love, and learn from a passionate team of creative minds looking to build what’s next.

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Ongoing development opportunities

Ubisoft offers ongoing development opportunities for all of it’s employees. These include internal and external workshops, conferences, mentorship and knowledge sharing programs.

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Evolving work culture

Ubisoft recognizes the importance of welcoming and supporting a more diverse group of people in our industry, teams and communities. We have always believed that bringing together teams with different cultures and backgrounds makes us stronger and pushes us to create games that are more surprising, captivating and inclusive.

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Great games

We are committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore, and discover new possibilities. Ubisoft Toronto has contributed to many award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, For HonorTM, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®, and Watch Dogs®.

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Flexible schedule

The Ubisoft Toronto team can take advantage of flexible studio hours to accommodate different work styles and life demands.

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Competitive compensation

Interns and new graduates receive competitive compensation, perks and development opportunities as they start their careers in game development.

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Creative work environment

Our studio is located in Toronto’s Junction Triangle neighborhood, and features modern workspaces, communal kitchens and meeting spaces and an onsite café and gym.

Programs for students and new graduates

Ubisoft has created a number of programs that offer students and recent graduates a path to test their game development abilities and grow under the mentorship of our studio’s senior talent.

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Ubisoft Toronto NEXT

The Ubisoft Toronto NEXT is an annual competition designed to showcase the talent of video game development students in Ontario and to help kick-start their careers in the industry by awarding apprenticeships to competition winners. The challenge opens in Fall and the deadline for submissions is in Spring each year.

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Develop at Ubisoft

The Develop at Ubisoft mentorship aims to attract and develop diverse talent for our studios around the world. Successful applicants receive mentorship from our experts across programming and game design, and hands-on game development experience through a paid apprenticeship. Applications are open from September to October.

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Ubisoft Graduate Program

New Graduate? The Ubisoft Graduate Program is for you. The global program is a deep dive that gives graduates the opportunity to be an active member of production teams at an international Ubisoft studio. Applications for this global Ubisoft program open in January of each year.

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Animation

Characters are an essential part of making our game worlds feel alive. At Ubisoft Toronto, that is reflected in the delivery of an amazing story through quality animations, refined gameplay systems, and cinematic moments. We deliver visuals that are in line with a game’s vision and are a key pillar to delivering the quality experience Ubisoft is known for.

Art

When we “Create the Unknown” at Ubisoft, art is how we visualize it. At Ubisoft Toronto it is a broad discipline, and every asset we develop will provide inspiration in our games and evoke both an atmosphere and mood for players. Art roles push the creative boundaries within a multi-disciplinary team to define the look and feel of menus, interfaces, and in-game graphic elements, and deliver impactful visual moments to enhance the player experience.

Audio

Sound design is the secret sauce that brings a game to life. An audio intern works with the amazing audio team and is hands–on with their tools, ready to jump in and help wherever it is needed. We do anything from setting up a Reaper template, prepping for a voice recording session, edit music or sound effects, and design sounds for weapons, vehicles, dialogue, destructible objects… you name it.

Design

Design at Ubisoft Toronto provides the support and tools to create game worlds and deliver intuitive, user-centric design solutions for complex problems. Designers are part of a highly diverse, multi–disciplinary team with the task of shipping an outstanding AAA game. With refined skills, a creative mindset, and the understanding of gameplay pacing, mechanics, and cinematography, we bring the overarching story of a game to life.

Development Testing

Development testers play a crucial role in the development of our new video games to provide the end-player with a smooth and bug–free experience. We interact with all disciplines and support production by providing constant input to the development team throughout playtest. We determine anomalies prior to integration into a game version, suggest possible solutions to bugs, and ensure players have the optimal gaming experience. Dev testers are constantly learning and gaining valuable knowledge of game systems, engines, and tools.

Finance

Finance at Ubisoft Toronto provides analysis and reports that help our leaders understand the hard numbers. Finance also ensures employees and vendors get paid on time through the handling of payroll, RRSP contributions, expense reports, accounts payable, and much more. Through our work on control and risk assessment, we take a proactive approach to help identify (and later mitigate) potential future issues and threats, enabling, ultimately, a financially secure studio in the long-term.

Information Technology

IT provides strong support that will make Ubisoft Toronto more efficient in its production mission. We ensure team deliverables are met on time, and within budget and scope. IT provides solutions and technical support to all employees at the studio. We not only partner with vendors to ensure equipment and tools can support the projects and needs of the whole studio, but also deliver tech setup and support to ensure meetings, events, and studio gatherings run smoothly.

Performance Capture

Performance captures deliver the ultimate in immersive entertainment experiences. Our team brings stories to life with world-class motion capture and helmet-based animation capture systems. Our programmers are fundamental in the design and implementation of the technologies used by the whole department. We work closely with other teams, which gives us a deep understanding of their project needs. We know we have done a good job when our game production and cinematics teams can effortlessly channel their vision and creativity into a world-renowned game.

Programming

Programming at Ubisoft Toronto creates the technical skeleton of the game. Programmers work will make it possible for the content production teams to focus on creating fun and enriching experiences for players. Our work incudes developing systems, game engines, game editors, or any middleware used in production. Some of us are generalists, and others take a deep dive to tackle specific systems (including AI, 3D, sound, animation), but we all know we have done great work when the systems and tools we’ve created are stable and effective for members of the production team.

User Research

User research informs designers to deliver the best possible player experience. We evaluate the design and in-game experience through user-oriented research methods, where we collect and analyze data from various sources to gather insights and help our designers make data-driven decisions and enhance the worlds created by Ubisoft Toronto.

Recruitment Timeline for Ubisoft Toronto Internships

We respect Universities & Colleges’ processes & timelines. If there are any questions regarding the time duration of these stages, please contact your co-op office or advisor.

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Resume/CV & Cover Letter

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Include a cover letter, and where applicable a portfolio link, that is specific to the role you’re applying to

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Unless otherwise stated, positions are full-time only (40 hrs/week)

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State the duration of your internship (4/8/12 months) and when are you available to begin

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Specify your program & graduation date

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Include a cover letter, and where applicable a portfolio link, that is specific to the role you’re applying to

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Unless otherwise stated, positions are full-time only (40 hrs/week)

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State the duration of your internship (4/8/12 months) and when are you available to begin

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Specify your program & graduation date

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Introductory Call

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Usually a 15 – 20 minute call for the recruiter to get to know you better: This introductory interview is your opportunity to get to know more about the organization, the position and the recruitment process.

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We recommend doing some light research about Ubisoft, the Ubisoft Toronto studio, and the role you’re applying to

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Usually a 15 – 20 minute call for the recruiter to get to know you better: This introductory interview is your opportunity to get to know more about the organization, the position and the recruitment process.

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We recommend doing some light research about Ubisoft, the Ubisoft Toronto studio, and the role you’re applying to

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Technical Assessment

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This stage does not apply to every position

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Our team will try to provide a time that works the best for you

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This stage does not apply to every position

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Our team will try to provide a time that works the best for you

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Interview(s)

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Approximately 1 hour with 1-2 interviewers

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You’re meeting the hiring team! This is your chance to better understand your role, your team and how you’ll contribute.

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Expect technical, behavioural and situational questions

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Approximately 1 hour with 1-2 interviewers

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You’re meeting the hiring team! This is your chance to better understand your role, your team and how you’ll contribute.

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Expect technical, behavioural and situational questions

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Final step

Results & Next Steps

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Follow up with your recruiter if you haven’t heard back within the specified timeline

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It’s always good to ask your recruiter for feedback & area(s) of improvement

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Thank-you emails are welcomed, but not mandatory

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Follow up with your recruiter if you haven’t heard back within the specified timeline

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It’s always good to ask your recruiter for feedback & area(s) of improvement

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Thank-you emails are welcomed, but not mandatory

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Upcoming events

December 1, 2022

Develop at Ubisoft – Second Networking Session

Develop at Ubisoft – Second Networking Session will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. In this session, participants will learn more about the Judges and Mentors and get a chance to ask questions about the challenge.

December 4, 2022

Ubisoft Toronto NEXT – Level Design Phase 1 Deadline

Submissions for NEXT Level Design Phase 1: Mission Design Document, are due on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at 11:59 PM. Successful participants in Phase 1 will be notified and provided instructions for Phase 2: Playable Blockmesh.

January 7-9, 2023

SheHacks+ Hackathon

Ubisoft Toronto is a proud sponsor of SheHacks+, a hackathon hosted to foster female and non-binary identifying talent. The hackathon hosts 600+ individuals over the weekend, providing an inclusive learning environment in tech.

January 13, 2023

Develop at Ubisoft – Programming Theme Release

The theme for Develop at Ubisoft – Programming Discipline will be released on Jan. 13, 2023. Participants will have the weekend to develop a game based on this theme.

January 15, 2023

Develop at Ubisoft – Submission Deadline

Submissions for Develop at Ubisoft’s Programming, Game Design and Project Management disciplines are due on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM. Successful participants will be notified and provided information for the next steps.

December 1, 2022

Develop at Ubisoft – Second Networking Session

Develop at Ubisoft – Second Networking Session will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. In this session, participants will learn more about the Judges and Mentors and get a chance to ask questions about the challenge.

December 4, 2022

Ubisoft Toronto NEXT – Level Design Phase 1 Deadline

Submissions for NEXT Level Design Phase 1: Mission Design Document, are due on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at 11:59 PM. Successful participants in Phase 1 will be notified and provided instructions for Phase 2: Playable Blockmesh.

January 7-9, 2023

SheHacks+ Hackathon

Ubisoft Toronto is a proud sponsor of SheHacks+, a hackathon hosted to foster female and non-binary identifying talent. The hackathon hosts 600+ individuals over the weekend, providing an inclusive learning environment in tech.

January 13, 2023

Develop at Ubisoft – Programming Theme Release

The theme for Develop at Ubisoft – Programming Discipline will be released on Jan. 13, 2023. Participants will have the weekend to develop a game based on this theme.

January 15, 2023

Develop at Ubisoft – Submission Deadline

Submissions for Develop at Ubisoft’s Programming, Game Design and Project Management disciplines are due on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM. Successful participants will be notified and provided information for the next steps.

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