President and CEO, Entertainment Software Association of Canada
Jayson Hilchie is the President & CEO of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC). ESAC is the voice of the Canadian computer and video game industry which employs over 20,000 people and contributes $3 billion to Canada's GDP each year. Jayson previously worked to attract investment in the video game sector in Nova Scotia.
What Canada needs is efficient access to the best and brightest from abroad to help technology industries transform and grow here in Canada and to add value to an economy that is languishing while transitioning from resources to innovation.
If Canada is to remain a leader in innovation, more must be done to focus our efforts on building up the resource that is responsible for innovation -- talent. There already exists a global race to acquire the best and brightest talent to drive innovation and create the products and services that change the way we live, work and play.