The potential for this sector is significant and growing. Across Canada, film, television and digital media production generates over $12.7 billion a year in GDP impact and gaming represents another $3.7 billion in economic activity. New products and opportunities are emerging within the screen industries as local, national, and international technology companies rapidly expand and change the landscape. For example, the augmented and virtual reality industry, while small today, is growing exponentially and by 2022 is expected to be nearly as large as the more traditional screen industries.
Edmonton Metro is poised to capitalize on innovation and become an important player across the full spectrum of screen industries, adding an exciting dimension to the economy of Edmonton Metro and the Province of Alberta.