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Calls for applications

Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)
Your technology start-up from the ICT, Life Science or Sustainable Technologies sector could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth. The application process, criteria, and application time-frame is determined per CTA.
Camp d'entraînement agricole de la Capitale-Nationale
(in French only)
Be one of the 5 people chosen to take part in the very first Capitale-Nationale Agricultural Training Camp and set up their market gardening company in the Côte-de-Beaupré RCM.
Filing deadline: March 1, 2019
Exposant – La grand-messe Montréal inc. 2019
Present your new emerging business to influencers, media, investors, accelerators and entrepreneurship support organizations.
Filing deadline: March 1, 2019
Coopération bilatérale Québec-Bavière
(in French only)
You could obtain financial support to carry out a co-operation project outside major urban centers or with a digital dimension.
Filing deadline: March 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Women in Tech special package
You could be one of nine women from technology start-ups who will be invited to take part in a trade mission to Silicon Valley for free.
Filing deadline: March 8, 2019

Trade missions

International trade services, powered by the CCMM’s ACCLR experts
Trade missions
Quebec International Trade
Organismes régionaux de promotion à l’exportation (ORPEX)
Provincial government
Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (in French only)
Federal government
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
LOJIQ
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (in French only)

Contests and grants

To simplify your search, please note that we only display currently open competitions out of more than 250 on record.

Bourses LOJIQ en entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
Do you want to attend a business event abroad, spend some time away prospecting, or take part in a trade mission? You may be able to obtain a LOJIQ grant to help you do so.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process while grants last
StartupExperience.CA
Apply for the opportunity to work out of one of Canada’s top accelerators or co-working spaces.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Startup of the month 2018/2019
Sign up for the index of startups of the Quartier de l'innovation in Montreal. To be won each month: promotional videos and articles.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Grands Prix santé et sécurité du travail
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your achievements in health and safety and increase the visibility and credibility of your company in your industry.
Registration deadline: Varies by region
En route vers SXSW
(in French only)
Present your startup project, and you could find yourself on the trade mission to SXSW Interactive (March 9 – 13, 2019, Austin, Texas).
Registration deadline: Varies according to the itinerary of the tour
Test your pitch – Montréal
Present and discuss their business project with our panel of angel investors and members of Anges Québec.
Registration deadline: February 20, 2019
NUMIX Awards
Have the excellence of your digital media production rewarded at a prestigious gala.
Registration deadline: February 24, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
L’Oréal Canada Women in Digital
You could win a $20,000 grant, training and mentorship for your start-up business that could revolutionize the digital space.
Registration deadline: February 28, 2019
Emerging Entrepreneurs Contest
Be one of 25 emerging entrepreneurs to win a ticket to the C2 Montréal international business conference, a prize worth approximately $3,000.
Registration deadline: February 28, 2019, 4 p.m.
Social Business Creation
Put together a team of university students and submit an idea for a business that could have a social impact.
Registration deadline: February 28, 2019 (institutional applications)
Concours Alpha
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your business performance and the contribution of your staff to the vibrancy of the Saint-Laurent, Cartierville and Mont-Royal territory.
Registration deadline: March 1, 2019, 5 p.m.
Mérites en francisation des personnes immigrantes
(in French only)
Have you helped immigrants integrate into Quebec society? Your efforts could earn you a Mérite award.
Registration deadline: March 1, 2019
Prix francophone de l'innovation dans les médias
(in French only)
Get recognition for the innovative initiatives of your French-language news media enterprise.
Registration deadline: March 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (Paris time)
Movin’On Startup Challenge
You could be one of the start-ups from around the world to get a display booth at the Movin'On Summit, round-trip flights and 3 days of accommodation.
Registration deadline: March 1, 2019
Prix Harfang des neiges
(in French only)
Get recognition for the contribution of your company to initiatives related to the conservation, management and development of wildlife.
Registration deadline: March 3, 2019
Défi Start-up 7
(in French only)
Launch a startup in 7 days with $700. To be won: a story in Les Affaires, an ad credit on lesaffaires.com worth $10,000, and more.
Registration deadline: March 6, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Prix performance Québec
(in French only)
Take part in this competition to gauge your level of competitiveness and perhaps receive the highest distinction awarded by the Québec government to the best performing businesses.
Registration deadline: March 8, 2019
Concours des prix ESTim
(in French only)
Have your Eastern Montréal company’s success recognized.
Registration deadline: March 8, 2019, noon
OSEntreprendre Challenge
Whether you are a student entrepreneur, a business creator, or have acquired an existing business, you may qualify for one of the many prizes totalling $700,000.
Registration deadline: March 12, 2019, 4 p.m.
Successful Business Inc. Prize
Did you participate in the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest between 1998 and 2013? Enter again for a chance to win one of the cash prizes.
Registration deadline: March 12, 2019, 4 p.m.
Je suis local et je suis libre
(in French only)
You could get a grant ranging from $15,000 to $35,000 to establish your business on Notre-Dame Street West in Montreal.
Registration deadline: March 15, 2019
RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards
Receive recognition for your achievements and contribution to your community as well as to the Canadian and global economies.
Registration deadline: March 21, 2019
Les médaillés de la relève
(in French only)
Get recognition for the successful transfer of your business.
Registration deadline: March 22, 2019, 5 p.m.
Startup Canada Awards
Receive recognition for having demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.
Registration deadline: March 24, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Prix Stellar
(in French only)
Have your RCM Thérèse-De-Blainville business’ excellence honoured at a major event.
Registration deadline: March 28, 2019, 3 p.m.
Young Champions of the Earth
Submit your environmental project to UN Environment for access to seed funding, tailored mentoriship, powerful networks and more.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2019, 7 p.m. (midnight GMT)
CED Fast Forward Challenge
You could get a $50,000 grant to make your innovative business project a reality.
Registration deadline: April 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Award
Nominate a candidate in recognition of their innovative and outstanding high-tech achievements.
Registration deadline: April 2, 2019
Tournez-vous vers l'excellence!
Enter to win one of the grants totaling $11,500 which will be awarded to new agricultural entrepreneurs.
Registration deadline: April 26, 2019
Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses
Get national exposure and the recognition of a prestigious panel of business experts.
Registration deadline : April 30, 2019
Prix Innovation
(in French only)
Receive recognition from your peers for your innovative company’s knowledge and outstanding technological achievements.
Registration deadline: May 10, 2019
Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies / PROFIT 500
You have experienced exceptional growth over the last 5 years? You could be appear in a special feature published by L'actualité and in Profit 500’s Canada-wide ranking.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2019
Bourses à la relève laitière Lactech
(in French only)
Be among the 10 companies to benefit from a $7,500 grant on a “first come, first served” basis.
Registration deadline: July 31, 2019

Events

February

February 20 and 22
Colloque QUARIERA – Le rendez-vous annuel des professionnels en emploi (in French only) | Québec
February 21
German-Canadian Concours: AIQ - Canada's and Germany's Artificial Intelligence Quotient | Montréal
February 21
Matinée du financement : aide à l’exportation et à l’innovation (in French only) | Saint-Laurent
February 27
Date ton designer : un meetup entrepreneur x designers graphiques (in French only) | Montréal
February 27
Angels On Tour | Longueuil

March

March 6
Entreprendre collectivement à l'image étudiante (in French only) | Québec
March 11
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Longueuil
March 12
EXP2019 – Expérience / Entreprise (in French only) | Thérèse-De Blainville
March 14
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Laval
March 14 to 16
Colloque national de l’Association des clubs d’entrepreneurs étudiants du Canada francophone (ACEECF) (in French only) | Moncton
March 15
Forum économique de la relève d'affaires (in French only) | Montréal
March 16
Salon des opportunités – Salon au profit des communautés immigrantes et migrantes de la grande région métropolitaine (in French only) | Montréal
March 21 and 22
AI on a Social Mission Conference | Montréal
March 26 to 28
Americana – Environmental forum and International trade show for environmental technologies | Montréal
March 29
Major Projects Strategic Forum | Montréal

April

April 4 to 14
Semaine numériQC 2019 (in French only) | Québec
April 9
Congrès annuel de Réseau Capital (in French only) | Montréal
April 17 and 18
Connexion – le salon de la transformation numérique (in French only) | Montréal

May

May 7
Pitch@Palace Canada 1.0 | Montréal
May 8
Sommet international du repreneuriat (in French only) | Québec
May 22 to 24
C2 Montréal | Montréal

June

June 4
Rendez-vous Québec philanthrope (in French only) | Lévis
June 4 to 6
World Summit on Sustainable Mobility | Montréal
June 24 to 28
International Metropolis Conference – The Promise of Migration | Ottawa and Gatineau

September

September 13 to 15
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Montréal

News

February 4
Tournée québécoise En action pour la main-d'œuvre - Minister Jean Boulet begins his tour of Québec in Mauricie (in French only)
February 5
Chaudière-Appalaches se dote d'une passerelle de recrutement international (in French only)
February 12
Minister Marie-Eve Proulx begins regional tour on entrepreneurship (in French only)
February 15
Launch of the new digital collaborative communication platform MonClavius (in French only)
February 18
Launch of SYNAPSE C, center of digital excellence in the cultural field (in French only)
February 18
Participate in a Quebec study on corporate ownership (in French only)
February 19
Inovia Capital has raised about $800 million (US$600 million) for a pair of early-stage and growth funds
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