As announced by Justin Trudeau and Shinzo Abe (Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan) as part of a joint press conference, Square Enix will be creating of more than 100 game development jobs in 2019 in its Montréal-based studios, Eidos-Montréal, and Square Enix Montréal.
With nearly 700 employees, Square Enix’s Canadian workforce represents the group’s largest development units outside of Japan. For the last decade, the Square Enix group has massively invested in Quebec and is dedicated to continuing its investments in the coming years.
In addition to the opening of more than 100 new positions, Square Enix is financing the expansion (adding 10,000 square feet to the 55,000 square-foot office space) and renovation of its Eidos-Montréal facility and equipping the studio with cutting-edge technologies such as full performance motion capture and photogrammetry studios, a user research laboratory, and a mixing and voice recording studio. As for Square Enix Montréal, the studio plans to more than double in size over the course of 2019.
Square Enix's investment reflects the confidence placed in the pool of Canadian and Quebec talent.