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November 20
Salon financement et exportation (in French only) | Laval
November 20 and 21
Stratégie PME (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.
DEL – Call for social economy projects
(in French only)
You could receive financing to set up a collective business in the Agglomération de Longueuil or to finance an already established social economy business.
Filing deadline: November 15, 2019
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 15, 2019
Coopération Québec-Conseil nordique des ministres
(in French only)
You could obtain logistical and financial support for the implementation of cooperation and international solidarity projects with various countries.
Filing deadline: November 18, 2019
Parcours Aplomb MTL
(in French only)
You could be one of the 20 SME leaders to receive exemplary support in the rigorous preparation of an export and marketing plan in close collaboration with the best business advisors in Québec.
Filing deadline : November 21, 2019
Startup Québec – Partenariats internationaux
(in French only)
Incubators, accelerators, university entrepreneurship centres: apply for financial assistance for internationalization projects for young innovative companies with high growth potential (startups) in Quebec or abroad.
Filing deadline: November 25, 2019
Projets Québec-Chine dans le domaine de la science et de la technologie
(in French only)
You could obtain financial assistance to support your project that is likely to generate promising innovations and allow you to establish lasting partnerships.
Filing deadline: November 27, 2019
Projets en appui aux plateformes technologiques stratégiques
(in French only)
Submit your project to develop major technology research platforms or facilities in strategic and emerging sectors.
Filing deadline: December 5, 2019
Programme visant la lutte contre le harcèlement psychologique ou sexuel dans les milieux de travail
in French only)
You may be able to obtain financial support for initiatives that promote a harassment-free work environment.
Filing deadline: December 6, 2019
Régions branchées
(in French only)
You may be able to obtain funding for your project to provide citizens, organizations and businesses in rural areas with high-speed Internet service where it is not available.
Registration deadline: December 6, 2019
Coopération bilatérale Québec-Côte d'Ivoire
(in French only)
You could obtain funding for your project aimed at producing tangible outcomes that are mutually beneficial to Quebec and Ivorian partners.
Filing deadline: December 8, 2019
Lutte contre les îlots et archipels de chaleur urbains [PDF]
(in French only)
You may be able to obtain financial assistance to finance a greening project to combat urban heat islands and archipelagos in the cities covered by this call.
Filing deadline: December 18, 2019, 5 p.m.
Projets pour l’acquisition, l’implantation et la commercialisation de technologies permettant aux entreprises de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre
(in French only)
You may be able to obtain financial assistance to carry out a project in one of the areas of activity where clean technologies reduce GHG emissions, with the exception of the electrification of land transport sector.
Filing deadline: January 13, 2020
Coopération bilatérale Québec-Bavière
(in French only)
Submit a project that includes high technology and innovation and is based on close collaboration between the partners in Quebec and Bavaria.
Filing deadline: January 15, 2020
Parcours numérique Québec-France
(in French only)
You could obtain a financial contribution to support the deployment, in France, of your Quebec startup or to bring a French startup to Quebec and thus facilitate the networking of companies.
Filing deadlines: January 16, 2020, 4 p.m. (electronic copy) and January 23, 2020 (hard copy)

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
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: 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
SXSW Accelerator Pitch
Be one of 50 startups selected to present their projects to a panel of technology experts, investors and pioneers of the digital industry in Austin, Texas.
Registration deadline: November 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Concours « Mon entreprise »
(in French only)
As a UQAM student or graduate, you could receive a bursary of $2,000 to $5,000 for your business start-up or development project.
Registration deadline: Novembre 15, 2019, 10 a.m.
Inventer le monde de demain
(in French only)
You could win one the 4 prizes of $3,500 for your achievements and your commitment as an engineer, engineering student or professional.
Registration deadline: November 22, 2019, 4 p.m.
DUX Grands Prix Awards
To win: a $1,000 grant, advice, mentoring, visibility and networking to take your food product to the next level.
Registration deadline: November 22, 2019, midnight
Prix ÉquiLibre
(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
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: November 30, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Excellence Grants for the Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs
You could win a $10,000 grant in recognition of the excellence of your structuring and innovative projects whose social impact is demonstrated.
Registration deadline: December 1, 2019, midnight
Montréal International Awards
Have your company based in Greater Montreal recognized for its contribution to the influence and growth of Quebec here and abroad.
Registration deadline: December 6, 2019
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 8, 2019
Concours Dunamis
(in French only)
Increase awareness of your Laval business and create a positive impact on your employees.
Registration deadline: December 9, 2019, 4 p.m.
Prix Égalité Thérèse-Casgrain
(in French only)
Have your contribution to the advancement of equality between women and men recognised.
Registration deadline: December 13, 2019
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 18, 2019, 5 p.m.
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, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
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: December 31, 2019
Start Up Energy Transition Award
Take part in this global competition for a chance to network with international incubators, accelerators and investors, as well as startups in the energy sector.
Registration deadline: January 15, 2020
ARISTA Provincial Contest
Are you a young executive, entrepreneur, professional, self-employed worker or leader? Receive recognition for your success.
Registration deadline: February 2, 2020
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 3, 2020, 4 p.m.
Prix performance Québec
(in French only)
Take part to gauge your level of competitiveness and perhaps receive the highest distinction awarded by the Québec government to the best performing businesses.
Registration deadline: February 6, 2020
The Aces of Finance
Have your professional achievements and commitment to the community of outstanding financial leaders in Quebec recognized.
Registration deadline: February 17, 2020
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 10, 2020, 4 p.m.
Successful Business Inc. Prize
Did you participate in the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest between 1998 and 2014? Enter again for a chance to win one of the cash prizes.
Registration deadline: March 10, 2020, 4 p.m.

Events

November

October 2 to November 20
Coopérathon  – Canada | Montréal
November 5 to 14
Sommet du tourisme (in French only) | Drummondville
November 13 and 15
Sommet international de l’innovation en villes médianes (in French only) | Shawinigan
November 14 and 15
Global Summit Women in Industry 4.0 | Montréal
November 15 to 17
Startup Weekend – Keep yourself alive | Montréal
November 16 and 17
MEGA – Montreal Expo Gaming Arcade | Montréal
November 17
Foire interculturelle des entrepreneurs de Gatineau-Ottawa (in French only) | Gatineau
November 18 and 19
MIGS – Montréal International Game Summit | Montréal
November 18 to 21
HUB Montréal – International marketplace for creative industries | Montréal
November 18 to 24
Semaine mondiale de l'entrepreneuriat (in french only) | Various cities
November 19 and 20
Rendez-vous Réseau M (in French only) | Montréal
November 20
Perspective 2020 : Saisir les opportunités d'un monde en transformation (in French only) | Québec
November 20
SPINE : Sommet sur l’intrapreneuriat au Québec | Québec
November 21
Salon des meilleures pratiques d'affaires (MPA) (in French only) | Montréal
November 21
Pitch Pitch "Women's Series" Tour (Registration before November 20 to submit a project) | Montréal
November 26
Forum Marché du travail : misons sur les 50 ans et plus (in French only) | Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
November 27
Objective: Financing – Personalized meetings with financial backers who are attentive to your needs | Montréal

December

December 4
Best Business Practices – Tax-related information for incorporated businesses: start off on the right foot! | Montréal

January 2020

January 31
Strategic Forum – International exchange at the heart of economic growth | Montréal

February 2020

February 4 to 6
CEO Vision Summit | Gatineau

July 2020

July 14 to 18
Startupfest | Montréal

News

October 3
You have until December 15 to comment on these measures to strengthen corporate transparency (in French only)
November 5
Launch of the new program Ensemble pour l'entrepreneuriat des femmes immigrantes (in French only)
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