Digital Media

Industries - Digital Media

Quick Facts

Number of digital media programs at institutions within 60 minutes of Halton

Sheridan College – Top-Ranked Animation School in the World – Animation Career Review

Tax credit for eligible digital media expenditures (Source: OMDC)

Build your interactive digital media business in the heart of Canada's technology corridor: invest in Halton Region

When you locate in Halton, you invest in one of Canada's strongest economies – an innovative climate that welcomes interactive digital media enterprises. Why do technology companies – both start-ups and established enterprises – choose Halton? It's a combination of many factors that attract specialized areas ranging from digital production, design services and broadcasting, to software development, multimedia and gaming products.

These factors drive innovative digital media businesses to Halton:

"Expanding Rockstar Toronto and bringing our Canadian development talent together under one roof [in Halton] underscores our commitment to building world-class teams that can make the kind of ground-breaking entertainment experiences Rockstar Games is known for." 
— Jennifer Kolbe, vice-president of publishing and operations for Rockstar Games

Our digital media talent pipeline

With a highly-educated workforce, Halton's ability to access digital media talent is second-to-none. Our technology corridor includes:

  • Approximately 124 digital media programs at educational institutions within 60 minutes of Halton, including Sheridan College (external link), which is world renowned for animation, game and interactive design.
  • Access to a labour pool of 4.5 million – plus rapid transit (external link) access between Halton and downtown Toronto every 30 minutes

Halton's creative cluster

With a range of digital media businesses that create sophisticated products and services for both consumers and business clients, Halton's digital media sector continues to grow and prosper. Some examples of digital media companies that already call Halton home include:

Front cover of the ICT & Digital Media profile.

Digital media support & incentives

Halton's Economic Development team supports digital media sector

Our Economic Development team works with interactive digital media companies to identify business incentives and location preferences. With our knowledge and our contacts, we can provide the full range of support services and essential information on Halton's economy, labour force, business costs, hiring, infrastructure, real estate and lifestyles.

For more information about Halton or to get connected to opportunities, contact us.