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January 23 and 24, 2019
Expo Entrepreneurs (in French only) | Montréal

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.
Acquisition, implantation et commercialisation de technologies réduisant les émissions de gaz à effet de serre
(in French only)
You could receive non-refundable financial assistance to implement your clean technology project carried out by at least two partners.
Filing deadlines: November 16, 2018, 4 p.m.
Parcours Innovation PME Montréal
(in French only)
Be one of the 40 Montreal SMEs that will take part in this program to find innovative solutions and ensure their growth. Filing deadline: November 16, 2018, 5 p.m.
Coopération bilatérale – Québec-Corée du Sud
(in French only)
You could get financial support to carry out a project in various sectors including AI, aerospace, culture, health and sustainable development.
Filing deadline: November 16, 2018
Coopération bilatérale – Québec-Singapour
(in French only)
You could get financial support to carry out a project in various sectors including research and innovation, sustainable development, health and agriculture.
Filing deadline: November 16, 2018
Cabinet Créatif de Montréal
(in French only)
You could receive international marketing support for your young creative and cultural company or organization based in Montréal.
Filing deadline: Novembre 23, 2018
Groupe de travail Québec-Jalisco (GTQJ)
(in French only)
You could receive financial support for innovative, structuring activities working with a Mexican partner.
Filing deadline: November 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Parcours numérique Québec-France
(in French only)
You could receive support for partnerships and start-up exchanges between incubators, accelerators or organizations with a mission to support young emerging tech companies.
Filing deadline: December 6, 2018, 4 p.m.
Appui aux projets d’excubation
(in French only)
Your non-profit could receive funding for a project to develop lasting partnerships between medium-sized and large companies and start-ups.
Filing deadline: December 13, 2018, 4 p.m.
Coopération bilatérale – Québec-Côte d'Ivoire
(in French only)
Funding available for projects in various sectors including: economic and social participation of women and youth, education, digital creativity, culture.
Filing deadline: December 14, 2018
Québec-Conseil nordique des ministres
(in French only)
Submit a cooperation project with at least 2 Nordic institutions or stakeholders. Targeted sectors: research, innovation, culture and "society".
Filing deadline: December 17, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

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
Concours Immersion
(in French only)
Your socially engaged enterprise could spend the next 6 months operating out of the Esplanade collaborative space in Montréal.
Registration deadline: November 18, 2018
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, 2018
Prix Ça vaut le coût
(in French only)
You could receive a visit from the Ça vaut le coût (Télé-Québec) team to highlight a responsible consumption initiative implemented within your business.
Registration deadline: December 1, 2018
Créa
(in French only)
Receive recognition from your peers for your best advertising creations.
Registration deadline: December 7, 2018
Concours Dunamis
(in French only)
Increase awareness of your Laval business and create a positive impact on your employees.
Registration deadline: December 10, 2018
Concours LADN Montérégie
(in French only)
Be one of 10 Montérégie entrepreneurs who will share grants worth a total of $14,500 as well as numerous services.
Registration deadline: December 14, 2018
Mérites du français
(in French only)
Have your achievements helped advance the French language? Have your contribution recognized and enjoy visibility in the Quebec media and cyberspace.
Registration deadline: December 14, 2018
Série indie Ubisoft
(in French only)
Enter your video game industry studio to win $50,000, mentorship, and creative, marketing and financial tools.
Registration deadline: December 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Les Mercuriades
(in French only)
Gain credibility in Québec and internationally by qualifying in one of the categories in this prestigious competition.
Registration deadline: December 19, 2018, 5 p.m.
Person of the Year Awards
Get recognition for your active participation in the development of leading-edge Quebec companies and the emergence of tomorrow's talent.
Registration deadline: December 20, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Vision to Reality Awards (#V2R)
Get recognition for the exciting potential or the notable growth of your innovative business.
Registration deadline: December 21, 2018
Hult Prize
Compete in the planet’s largest student entrepreneurs competition to solve the world's toughest challenges and for a chance to win US$1,000,000.
Registration deadline: December 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards
Does your company deliver a great online experience? Enter to win up to $100,000 in parcel shipping and more.
Registration deadline: December 31, 2018, 11:59 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: January 15, 2019
IA Impact Challenge
You could get financing from Google for a humanitarian or environmental project using artificial intelligence.
Registration deadline: January 20, 2019
Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas)
Register to win a cash prize or a grant awarded to young innovative entrepreneurs.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2019
Prix Vision Innovation
(in French only)
You have increased your productivity through innovative processes or achievements? You could win a $5,000 grant offered by RECYC-QUÉBEC.
Registration deadline: February 1, 2019, 5 p.m.
Concours provincial ARISTA
(in French only)
Are you a young executive, entrepreneur, professional, self-employed worker or leader? Receive recognition for your success.
Registration deadline: February 4, 2019
Prix Excellence
(in French only)
Register for this exclusive contest that recognizes the talent and efforts of entrepreneurs from Montréal’s South Shore.
Registration deadline: February 11, 2018, noon
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
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.
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

November

November 1 to 30
Mois de l’économie sociale (in French only) | Various regions
November 5 to 23
éco2FEST – Explorons les nouvelles formes d’économies et le design durable et open-source (in French only) | Verdun
November 12 to 16
Semaine mondiale de l'entrepreneuriat – École des entrepreneurs du Québec (in French only) | Montréal
November 12 to 16
Semaine mondiale de l'entrepreneuriat –PME Montréal (in French only) | Montréal
November 12 to 18
Semaine mondiale de l’entrepreneuriat – SME Québec (in French only) | Various regions
November 12 to 23
Semaine des entrepreneurs à l'école | In all regions
November 16 to 18
Brainclub – Le camp – Les Visionnaires (in French only) | Montréal
November 16 to 18
Startup Weekend Québec  Lancez une startup en 54 heures (in French only) | Québec
November 19
CargoM Career Day – Transportation and Logistics Industry | Montréal
November 20 and 21
Journées économiques – Perspectives 2019 (in French only) | Québec
November 20 and 21
Rendez-vous Réseau M – Mentorat pour entrepreneurs (in French only) | Montréal
November 21 and 22
Stratégies PME (in French only) | Montréal
November 22
Tournée de l’Initiative manufacturière d'IQ (in French only) | Longueuil
November 26
ACCLR Training – Information for employers about payroll deductions at source: What you need to know! | Montréal
November 29
Objective: Financing – Personalized meetings with financial backers who are attentive to your needs | Montréal

December

December 3
Strategic Forum: Creative Industries  | Montréal
December 4
Marché de l'habitation – Montréal (in French only) | Montréal
December 5
ACCLR Training – Tax-related information for the self-employed: start off on the right foot! – Special newcomers | Montréal
December 5
Assises québécoises de l'économie circulaire (in French only) | Montréal
December 6
Tournée de l’Initiative manufacturière d'IQ (in French only) | Anjou
December 5
Accounting Recruiting and Networking Activities | Montréal

February 2019

February 5 and 6
Engineering and Computer Science Fair – information for employers | Montréal
February 20 and 22
Colloque QUARIERA – Le rendez-vous annuel des professionnels en emploi (in French only) | Québec

March 2019

March 11
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Longueuil
March 14
Tournée Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (in French only) | Laval

April 2019

April 17 and 18
Connexion – le salon de la transformation numérique (in French only) | Montréal

May 2019

May 22 to 24
C2 Montréal | Montréal

News

November 2
Launch of the Mentorat pour entrepreneurs immigrants program by SAGE - Mentorat d'affaires on November 7, 2018, in Quebec City (in French only)
November 6
Your GST/HST Information Is Now at Your Fingertips!
November 12
Montréal-based ÉTS launched Innovation 4.0 Hub and Siemens Research Chair industry 4.0