It's all about talent.

Having the right people in place to tackle your next generation lottery and gaming challenge is critical to your success. We’ve got the solution to your talent needs.

We’re flush with talent.

With over 1000 people currently working in the lottery and gaming industry in Sault Ste. Marie, representing 14% of our knowledge economy, it’s safe to say there is no shortage of industry expertise to draw from. Our people are industry leaders, and have been the force behind industry innovation in Ontario for decades.


lottery and gaming professionals work and live in The Soo

In addition to the local expertise that companies can draw from, our project was designed to recruit the very best in lottery and gaming personnel to create a talent bench that we can access on behalf of our clients.

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We have a talent outreach program that will identify and invite qualified personnel to work in our thriving cluster. This cultivated pool of qualified professionals comes to UP clients as an out-of-the-box solution that can satisfy your talent needs.


post-secondary institutions

With three post-secondary institutions in the immediate area, our talent development pipeline has never looked brighter. Algoma University and Sault College are fully accredited, public, post-secondary institutions, and are joined by Lake Superior State University in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.

These institutions have academic programming in a wide range of fields of study, including Computer Science, IT, Business, Programming, Video Game Art, Computer Games Technology, and Mobile Software Engineering, among others.


of knowledge economy workers are lottery and gaming professionals

Establish your lottery and gaming business where it has the best chance to succeed. Put it where you have access to funding, talent, and a thriving cluster. Set yourself up for success in Sault Ste. Marie.

(Are you lottery and gaming talent looking for opportunities? Visit our UP Talent website at