Ubisoft Is Named One Of The Top Five Best Employers In All Of Canada By Forbes

Ubisoft Is Named One Of The Top Five Best Employers In All Of Canada By Forbes
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Forbes recently conducted a list of the top 300 employers throughout Canada. Ubisoft, the game development studio responsible for the Assassin’s Creed games not only made the list, but came in the top five.

The list was formed after a survey was conducted in which 8,000 anonymous Canadians shared their opinions. Each was asked to rate how likely they would be to recommend their current employer to someone else as a place to work. They had to grade the likelihood of that recommendation on a scale of zero to 10. The survey also asked them the nominate organizations other than the one they work for.

“Canadians have been enjoying a strong job market of late, with the unemployment rate hovering at 5.6%, after reaching an all-time low of 5.4%,” Forbes writer Vicky Valet said in the article. “While good news for employees, this environment has tested employers, challenging them to do more to attract and retain top talent. As always, some firms are outpacing the competition.”

One of those firms appears to be Ubisoft, which came in at number five out of a total list of 300 businesses, all of which have at least 500 employees.

Forbes’ official write up on Ubisoft says, “Ubisoft is the creator and distributor of interactive entertainment and services and the maker of blockbuster favorites Assassin’s Creed and Wii Just Dance. The company was founded by the five Guillemot brothers in 1986 in Brittany, France. It went public on the Paris stock exchange 10 years later, making key acquisitions over the next several years (including Red Storm Entertainment, maker of the Tom Clancy games, and Blue Byte Software) and opening studios in Shanghai and Montreal. By 2011, Ubisoft was one of the world’s top 10 independent pubishers; the company now has more than 10,000 employees on six continents. Revenues in 2015 were EU 1.5 billion ($1.6 billion USD.)”

The number one employer in Canada was listed as Google, specifically the Toronto-based headquarters for the Canadian division of the search engine powerhouse. Coming in at number two was Hydro-Quebec. Number three was Cisco Systems, and number four was Costco Wholesale.

Ubisoft beat out some major companies like Microsoft, FedEx, Apple, and Starbucks to claim the number five spot.

The gaming world is waiting for news to come out of Ubisoft concerning the next installment of Assassin’s Creed, following up on the success of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. It is heavily rumored that the next game will be called Assassin’s Creed: Ragnarok, and will explore the world of ancient Norse mythology.