The Visual Effects Society Vancouver Section, in partnership with the Vancouver Economic Commission, will play host May 24 to the city’s largest annual career fair for Vancouver’s visual effects, animation and video game development industries.
The fair, now in its third year, provides sought-after local artists, programmers, design and production management talent the opportunity to forge relationships and land lucrative opportunities to work on top projects with Vancouver’s local studios.
“Vancouver is standing strong as the internationally recognized leading city for visual effects, animation and video game studios to establish themselves and do business,” said Warren Franklin, chairman of the Visual Effects Society’s Vancouver Section and member of the VEC Board. “Our animation and VFX sectors are on fire, with no sign of slowing down; this career fair is a great opportunity for professionals to get to know Vancouver’s local studios and fill some of the hundreds of jobs available.”
More than 40 Vancouver companies will be featured at the career fair for talent in the digital entertainment and interactive sector, including video games, digital film, animation, VFX, mobile content, applications and e-learning. Growth in the sector is exponential, with companies relentlessly competing for top talent and local and international new business.
VES expects this year’s fair to be the largest yet, with its size having doubled each year since its inception in 2012. New for 2014 is an “Education Alley,” where prospects can get insights into how to get the skills needed to land available roles.
The third annual career fair is free to attend and takes place May 24 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The fair will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to professionals only and from 2-4 p.m. to students and professionals.
For information on attending, please visit www.visualeffectssociety.com/date/event-visual-effects-animation-gaming-2014-job-fair-vancouver.