The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) of Canada has released their Essential Facts booklet for 2011 and in it are some gems on the Canadian gaming industry.

From ESA Essential Facts 2011

Did you know that there are about 16,000 Canadians directly employed by video game companies in Canada?

In Ontario alone the industry spent $238 million and the ESA is expecting a 21% growth of the industry!

Ontario has more companies than Quebec and is seeing more rapid growth rates. This is likely a function of the smaller average size of Ontario video game companies, as entrepreneurial companies tend to exhibit faster growth than more established companies
» Ontario’s industry is less centred on traditional console games, though they still command a slight majority share of the resources

Essential Facts 2011 PDF link