New Media Manitoba (NMM)

New Media Manitoba is a non-profit association that provides support and economic opportunities to businesses and individuals in the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry. NMM fosters an environment of innovation where people make connections and collaborate on IDM projects and educational pursuits.

NMM’s mandate is to ensure Manitoba’s IDM industry has access to relevant and affordable technical, creative and business training to address industry skills gaps and business development programs to increase economic development.

Learn more about the Interactive Digital Media and exclusive NMM Programs below:

  1. IDM Industry Overview for students
    If you are curious about your career prospects in the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry, we want to help get you in the door faster! NMM supports students with industry driven educational opportunities and pathways to real jobs with our amazing member companies.

  2. Girls in Gaming (GiG) for teachers & students
    Girls in Gaming is an NMM program dedicated to creating a fun and collaborative space for young women to explore the technical and creative possibilities of video game development. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers.

  3. Pixel Pals Meetup Group for students & industry 
    Pixel Pals MB Meetup Group is a new NMM initiative that focuses on creating a safe and welcoming environment for marginalized persons to network with IDM industry professionals while learning about game development and other related areas of the creative digital arts.

  4. NEW StudioLab xR - Learn about Immersive Technologies
    StudioLab xR is New Media Manitoba's latest addition to the Province's tech and innovation landscape. This 5550 sq ft facility’s mandate is to support workforce development and innovation in emerging fields of Extended Reality(xR). Advances in real-time technologies are making the impossible possible and opening up incredible new opportunities in both creative and technical fields. StudioLab xR is designed to develop the skills companies and students need to join and excel in this exciting field.

Contact us for more information about our programs and initiatives. 

Most In-Demand Jobs

Technical Artist 
A Technical Artist acts as a link between artists and programmers. One of the main roles of the Technical Artist is to integrate art assets into a game without taking away the artistic vision or going beyond the technical limits of the platform. Other responsibilities include researching & developing technical tools to be used for a project, developing tools and software to execute the needs of the game, & porting finished art to the game engine. 
Education - Advanced diploma in Game Development, Computer Science, or Game Design.
Skills - Artistic, Visual & design skills, rigging, scripting & programming skills.
Soft skills - Innovative, expressive, excellent communication & problem-solving skills
$49,000  - $101,000 CDN annually
UX / UI Designers 
UX (User Experience) / UI (User Interface) designers are responsible for overall user satisfaction with a product. Their priority is to continually look for ways to improve the product experience. The scope of this job is on creating the user interface based on user research insights. To achieve this, designers use processes such as wireframing and prototyping, followed by usability testing.
Education - A diploma or degree in UX / UX Design
Skills - Research, wireframe/prototyping, visual communication skills, basic coding skills, flexibility & analytical skills.
$40,000  - $90,000 CDN annually
Game Developer 
Game developers work with teams to plan, design, and produce video games for mobile devices, game consoles, or computers. A game developer's work involves creating visual content for the game and writing code to implement all the game’s features and functionality. A background in software development & mathematics is required. 
Education - Bachelor’s degree in Game Development, Computer Science, or game design.
Skills - 2D / 3D design, collaboration, programming, analytical, problem-solving, & project management skills.
$35,000 - $160,000 CDN  annually