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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.
Programme Jeunes leaders pour l’environnement
(in French only)
You could benefit from coaching and mentoring to become an environmental and climate change ambassador.
Filing deadline: April 22, 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
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
Concours de pitch – Grande rencontre des entrepreneurs
(in French only)
You could win a number of prizes, including cash and international mobility prizes, when you present your project as part of this major event.
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 Reconnaissance jeunesse
(in French only)
Be one of the youth or youth advocates whose merits will be recognized by the award of a grant worth between $1,500 and $2,000.
Registration deadline: March 25, 2019
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.
Concours Lux
(in French only)
Show your accomplishments in the fields of photography and illustration during a spring exhibition and at Espace Infopresse.
Registration deadline: March 29, 2019, 5 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)
Canadian Export Challenge
Enter for a chance to win $25,000 in cash and $100,000 in support services to enter the global markets.
Registration deadline: March 31, April 30, 2019
Aboriginal Business Leadership Award
Are you noted for your business leadership, your concern for the environment and commitment to your community? You could win this $5,000 award.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2019
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
Prix Novæ
(in French only)
Receive recognition for the inspiring and innovative initiatives by which you contribute to the sustainable development of Québec.
Registration deadline: April 5, 2019, 5 p.m.
Fundica pitch contest
You could win a spot at the Grand Finale to secure the $800,000 Investment Award and more.
Registration deadline: April 14, 2019
Outaouais MercadOr Awards
You could have the visibility of your Outaouais exporting company grow to become a key player on the Quebec entrepreneurial landscape.
Registration deadline: April 15, 2019
Concours NUEVA – Femmes numériques
(in French only)
Promote your accomplishments in digital technology and be one of five finalists whose video is shown on Femmes Alpha social media networks.
Registration deadline: April 22, 2019
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
Pay tribute to an entrepreneur who inspires you with a nomination for this globally recognized award. You may also submit your own candidacy.
Registration deadline: April 22, 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
Les Grands Prix de la Relève d’Affaires
(in French only)
Enter to highlight your success, optimize your visibility and increase your reputation.
Registration deadline: May 3, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
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
Aquahacking Challenge
Hackers, contribute to the preservation of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence watershed. To be won: cash prizes and a spot in a startup incubator.
Registration deadline: May 15, 2019
Prix de la relève agricole
(in French only)
Get recognition for your innovation, distinctive skills and clear commitment to the community. A grant of $5,000 will accompany this honor.
Registration deadline: May 17, 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
Les inventions de l’année
(in French only)
Submit your amazing, ingenious or revolutionary technology to win 10 hours of marketing support from an ADRIQ expert and more.
Registration deadline: June 7, 2019
Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge
Compete in this international contest for a share of $1.5 million in awards and investment.
Registration deadline: June 11, 2019
EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™
Enter for a chance to join an elite business network of the best high-growth companies and participate in a customized executive leadership program.
Registration deadline: June 21, 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
Prix IMAGE/in
(in French only)
Do you work in fashion, the media or advertising? Promote your efforts to present healthy representations of different body types.
Registration deadline: November 30, 2019

Events

March

March 19
McGill Startup Fair | Montréal
March 19 and 20/dt>
Hop! Sommet du commerce de détail | Montréal
March 20
Datavore – L'événement référence en analytique | Montréal
March 21 and 22
AI on a Social Mission Conference | Montréal
March 22 and 23
Grand rendez-vous entrepreneurial des Laurentides (in French only) | Saint-Jérôme
March 26
Journée Entrepreneuriat au féminin (in French only) | Montréal
March 26 and 27
L’usine cognitive (in French only) | Montréal
March 26 to 28
Americana – Environmental forum and International trade show for environmental technologies | Montréal
March 29
Major Metropolitan Projects Strategic Forum | Montréal
March 29
Rencontre Novæ : visite-conférence chez Wise (in French only) | Montréal

April

April 4 to 14
Semaine numériQC 2019 (in French only) | Québec
April 4 and 5
Symposium PMI-Montréal: The project management agora | Montréal
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
April 26
La Grande rencontre des entrepreneurs (in French only) | Montréal
April 30
Sommet de l’IDP 2019 : Innover comme une startup! (in French only) | Montréal

May

May 6
Strategic Forum on Transportation | Montréal
May 7
Pitch@Palace Canada 1.0 | Montréal
May 8
Sommet international du repreneuriat (in French only) | Québec
May 10
Stratégoc Forum – Innovative Manufacturing: The Transition to the Digital Era | Montréal
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 5 and 6
FinteQC – fintech and banking transformation | Lévis
June 20
Fundica Roadshow | Montréal
June 24 to 28
International Metropolis Conference – The Promise of Migration | Ottawa and Gatineau

July

July 9 to 12
Startupfest | Montréal

September

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

News

February 8
Survey aimed at designers practising in Montréal until July (in French only)
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