Based in the West Coast of Canada, Vancouver is a magnet for those looking for a more balanced way of life. People are drawn to the region's oceans, mountains and gaming hub – not a likely combination but a perfect one all the same! A balance between Vancouver’s unparalleled natural beauty and gaming excellence. Vancouver is among Canada’s most ethnically diverse cities and has a flourishing art, theatre and music scene, so it is no surprise it is fast becoming a hub of opportunity.
Vancouver has a fantastic gaming track record. It boasts one of the best interactive gaming clusters in the world, has over 170 gaming development studios and creates billions of revenue a year from the gaming space. This means more jobs, an outrageous choice of studios and an outstanding pool of like-minded colleagues. British Columbia has been transformed into one of the main gaming powerhouses, sharing the space with the likes of EA Canada, The Coalition Studio and Kabam, it is clear to see why!
There is a huge emphasis on work-life balance in Vancouver and it is taken very seriously. With much of Vancouver being pedestrianised, over 400km of bike paths and huge green spaces, it is an attractive city. It has the vibrancy of a big city but is small enough to still have that community feel. It takes just 30 minutes to walk across Downtown! Thanks to a great all year climate Vancouver is one of the few places in the world where you can sail, ski and play golf in the same day.
Vancouver is well connected with regular trains to Portland and Seattle. Vancouver Airport is the second-largest gateway on the west coast of North America for international travel.
Vancouver is an amazing place to live, with a high standard of living and lots of exciting opportunities. Vancouver has an excellent selection of family-friendly neighbourhoods to meet all needs. In addition, public schooling in Vancouver is free, including for expats who are permanent residents or those who are in Canada on a work visa.
Just outside Vancouver, the Gaming Station is the first of its kind in Canada and was built for one thing and one thing only, watching and playing your favourite esports. Esports are big deal in Canada, over 1.5 million Canadians now watch esports at least once a month. In 2018 Vancouver’s Rogers Arena was packed with more than 18,000 fans, all there to watch the final in the multi-player fantasy game Dota 2, the prize money – a cool $11.2 million US Dollars – I’d get practicing!