Warner Bros. Games gets $1.5M from Quebec government
It’s the third funding announcement this week for the tech industry, now the Parti Quebecois government is helping Warner Brothers Games to create 100 jobs.
The contribution will come in the form of a $1.5 million non-refundable grant, in addition to WB’s investment of $63 million over the next five years.
“These will be high paying jobs,” Quebec Premier Pauline Marois said. Jobs will pay about $70,000 per year, and employees are an average of 30 years old.
Marois said the gaming industry is vital to the Montreal economy, and the government needs to remain competitive in comparison to other markets, including Ontario.
In addition to the $1.5 million grant, the company also has access to a 37.5 percent tax break.