Digital Media, ICT & Film

Connected to the future

What sets Oakville apart from other communities with a digital media cluster? Sheridan College. One of the world's leading animation centres, Sheridan produces some of the top talent in the world - talent that is sought after by major companies like Disney and Pixar.

More than Digital Media

But we're more than Digital Media. Oakville is home to companies working in the areas of cyber security, software programming, gaming, telematics, computer systems design, broadcasting and film production, media design services and data centres. Companies in these areas are also taking advantage of our local talent and we're seeing continuous growth in jobs year over year. 

Some of our key Digital Media and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies include Rockstar Toronto, The Weather Network, Geotab, Paladion, Softchoice, and Velocity EHS.

Oakville Digital Video

Key Sector Statistics

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Employment Statistics - Digital Media, ICT and Film Industries

Number of establishments with one or more employees in the Digital Media, ICT and Film Industries
Industry NAICS Code and Description # of Establishments
3342 - Communications equipment manufacturing 2
3343 - Audio and video equipment manufacturing 1
3344 - Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 3
3345 - Navigational, measuring, medical and control instruments manufacturing 12
3399 - Other general-purpose machinery manufacturing 21
4173 - Computer and communications equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers 32
5112 - Software publishers 15
5121 - Motion picture and video industries 31
5151 - Radio and television broadcasting 3
5171 - Wired telecommunications carriers 4
5172 - Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) 1
5174 - Satellite telecommunications 0
5179 - Other telecommunications 5
5182 - Data processing, hosting, and related services 4
5191 - Other information services 12
5415 - Computer systems design and related services 551
TOTAL 697

Source: Statistics Canada - Canadian Business Patterns, June 2016

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Innovation Ecosystem

Oakville has a strong innovation ecosystem from Sheridan College producing local talent to local companies pushing the boundaries on new technologies to our support organizations that assist technology companies accelerate their growth. Organizations like Sheridan College, Haltech and Silicon Halton help our local companies innovate, collaborate and accelerate their potential. 

Sheridan College

Sheridan College

Sheridan College

  • World leader in the field of digital animation academic programs; programs have produced Academy Award winning animators
  • Program areas include television and film; computer programming; game development; animation; information sciences; interactive media management; communications technology; visual effects and web design
  • Local companies take advantage of the talent produced at Sheridan College

Sheridan College

Haltech

Haltech

Haltech

  • Halton's Regional Innovation Centre - helping tech companies transform ideas and innovations into well-positioned, growing ventures
  • Works with clients in all technology and innovation sectors across Halton Region
  • Provides business innovation advising and entrepreneurship workshops to help accelerate business growth

Haltech

Silicon Halton

Silicon Halton

Silicon Halton

  • Grassroots high tech community focused on technology, community and growth
  • Represents growing high-tech companies throughout Oakville and Halton Region
  • Promotes members and Halton as a global technology hub
  • Support technology leadership and social networks
  • Offers services such as meetups, Peer2Peer groups and workshops

Silicon Halton

Incentives

Incentives

Incentives

The digital media and technology industry receives support from federal and provincial governments through investments, tax credits and funding grants. The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) provides information on these programs.

OMDC

Success Stories

Top Talent

Top Talent

Top Talent

Sheridan has consistently produced top artists and animators including Academy Award nominees on films such as Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls and How to Train Your Dragon 2. 

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Geotab

Geotab

Geotab

A leading global provider in the area of GPS Fleet Management, Geotab has been named one of Canada's 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies

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