DigiBC's guide to Careers in the Creative Technology Sector

Welcome to our Guide to Careers in the Interactive and Digital Media Industry

The Interactive and Digital Media Sector in British Columbia employs over 16,000 people across video games, animation, visual effects, digital marketing, and other innovative companies that employ a unique mix of both creative and technology-focused team members. Working in Interactive and Digital Media can be a rewarding, fulfilling career path, whether you are technically minded, artistically gifted, or interested in business, marketing or other key management roles. 

And IDM pays well - in the video game sector, for example, the average employee earns over $84,000 per year, which is twice the provincial average.

This page is for people, young and old, who might be thinking they'd like to explore a career in Interactive and Digital Media. 

Picture Yourself in Creative Technology

We had a ton of fun at the 2017 BC Tech Summit meeting a ton of young people interested in careers in Creative Technology. We offered hundreds of kids (and others who are more 'young at heart') the opportunity to have their picture taken with some leading video game and animated movie characters.

Click here to see the whole gallery on our Facebook page!

Getting Started with a Career in Creative Technology

Here are some great resources for you to explore if you're keen to understand what to do next towards a career in Creative Technology / Interactive and Digital Media. If you know of any other resources, please send them to us for inclusion at talent@digibc.org

Where can I go to college or university to prepare for a career in IDM?

Win a Nintendo 3DS XL and a Super Mario Maker 3DS Game!

Drop in your name and email address in the form below and you will be entered into our prize draw to win a fabulous Nintendo 3DS XL hand held gaming machine courtesy of Nintendo Canada.

A Super Mario Maker 3DS game comes with the 3DS XL, letting you create the Super Mario™ courses of your dreams! Check out the official Nintendo page for Super Mario Maker here.

We will also send you information about how you can get into careers in video games, animation and other digital media sectors right here in British Columbia.

The winner will be chosen at random from all the entries received on March 31st 2017 and will be notified by email. You must be over 13 years old to enter, and only one entry is permitted per person. For full terms and conditions, and our privacy policy, click here.