Ubisoft Toronto has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People in 2022.
The competition, organized by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, recognizes Ubisoft Canadian Studios as among the best workplaces in Canada for young people just starting their careers.
Employers were evaluated on the programs and initiatives they offer to attract and retain younger workers, which can include tuition assistance, the availability of co-op or work-study programs, and mentorship and training programs.
“Our early career talent is crucial in making our studio a creative, innovative and vibrant place to be and we’re incredibly proud to be recognized as Canada’s Top Employer for Young People,” said Tanvi Athavale, Campus Team Lead at Ubisoft Toronto. “As the video game industry continues to evolve, we’re committed to ensuring that our programs – Ubisoft Toronto’s NEXT Showcase, Develop at Ubisoft and the Ubisoft Graduate Program – are supporting students & new graduates, by providing them meaningful career paths, as well as opportunities to develop the skills they need for long-term success in their careers.”
At Ubisoft Toronto, whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a budding professional, your career development is a top priority; ensuring all employees have assistance and opportunities to learn and grow in their role right from day 1.
“Joining the Ubisoft Toronto team from winning the Develop at Ubisoft mentorship has been an amazing experience,” said Giulia Santin, Game Designer at Ubisoft Toronto. “The program and studio provided a smooth transition from grad to full–time work with constant support, mentoring and understanding. They foster an environment for growth and further development by encouraging and providing opportunities for learning.”
Looking to break into the gaming industry with Ubisoft Toronto? Here are some programs and initiatives junior talent can expect:
NEXT: Our annual student competition offering Ontario post-secondary students and recent grads the opportunity to kick-start their career in the video games industry with a paid apprenticeship.
- Six disciplines offered in the competition – 3D art, animation, concept art, level design, programming and technical art.
- Selected winner spend the summer mentored by the studio’s senior talent.
- NEXT is our biggest source of student and new grad hires every year. 17% of our total junior hires come from this initiative.
Ubisoft Graduate Program: a two-year career accelerator in the fields of UX Design, Project Management, AI/Gameplay and Online Programming, and is available in more than 20 locations worldwide.
Develop at Ubisoft: a mentorship program that aims to attract and develop diverse talent for Ubisoft 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.
- Ubisoft Toronto was a pilot studio for this program and previous winners have been hired as full-time employees at our studio.
- Based on the success of the pilot, the program has since expanded to other Ubisoft studios internationally.
What to expect when you start at Ubisoft Toronto
Basecamp: A 2-to-5-day onboarding session, which includes:
- A tour of the studio, where permitted
- AMAs with diversified profiles working at the studios
- Meeting with multiple HR resources to cover all Ubisoft benefits (insurance, onsite and virtual clinics, day care, gym, etc.)
- Presentation of ongoing projects workshops to better understand the studio’s culture, game sessions, and many other surprises.
Buddy program: Everyone who starts at the studio will be assigned a buddy from Day 1. This is someone on their team that will support with onboarding questions and assist with getting ramped up on tasks and responsibilities.
Mentorship: All students and new grad hires are paired with a mentor at the start of their work term. Mentors meet 1:1 with the junior throughout their work term to discuss career development.
Engaging the youth community with Ubisoft Toronto
Hack the ROM: To mark this year’s Day of Truth & Reconciliation, we announced our partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum on Hack the ROM, a digital learning program that engages Indigenous students and their peers by building students’ digital literacy skills, including coding and connecting Ontario students with Indigenous knowledge and ancestral objects at the ROM.
Black Youth Action Plan Career Fair: A program aimed at eliminating systemic, race-based disparities by increasing opportunities for Black children, youth and families across the province. The event is organized by Interactive Ontario and sponsored by Ubisoft Toronto
At Ubisoft Toronto, we welcome people who are excited to create the future of games. We adopt a “come as you are” approach and believe that embracing our individuality helps us build stronger, creative teams and develop better games for all players.
We are constantly striving to push the boundaries of art, technology and storytelling, and are looking for people to join us on this journey. Interested in being a part of our team? Visit our career page.