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May 30 and 31
Salon de l'immigration et de l'intégration au Québec (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.
Mobilizing strategic industrial projects
(In French only)
You could obtain financial support for the realization of mobilizing strategic industrial projects.
Filing deadline: June 1, 2018
Projet mobilisateur de l’avion écologique
(in French only)
You could receive financial support for a technology demonstration sub-project for innovative products, processes or services in the aerospace sector.
Filing deadline: June 8, 2018

Trade missions

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Trade missions
Commerce international Québec
Organismes régionaux de promotion à l’exportation (ORPEX) (in French only)
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
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(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
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
Prix reconnaissance conciliation travail-famille
(in French only)
Have your efforts to help employees strike a work-life balance publicly recognized by the Government of Québec. Registration deadline: May 18, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Best Onstage Pitch Awards
Be one of 7 startups chosen to pitch on stage at the Startupfest in front of an audience of expert judges.
Registration deadline : May 22, 2018
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: May 25, 2018
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: May 25, 2018
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, 2018
Starving Startup – Startupfest Patron Program
Your business is less than 2 years old and you have raised less than $250,000 in funding? You could win a free ticket to Startupfest in Montréal, in July 2018.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2018
Prix Créateurs d'emplois du Québec
(in French only)
Promote your efforts to create, maintain and grow quality jobs in your region.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2018
Concours Extra
(in French only)
Get recognition for your contribution to the socioeconomic development of Rouyn-Noranda.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2018 (1st selection) and August 23, 2018 (2nd selection)
Ernst & Young’s 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 4, 2018
Prix Elles reconnaissent
(in French only)
Get recognition for your achievements as an woman entrepreneur in the construction sector.
Registration deadline: June 8, 2018, midnight
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: June 11, 2018
Prix Femmes d’affaires du Québec
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your achievements, your skills and your social engagement and raise the visibility of your business.
Registration deadline: June 14, 2018, midnight
Prix MercaDor des Laurentides
(in French only)
You could have the visibility of your Laurentians exporting company grow to become a key player on the Quebec entrepreneurial landscape.
Registration deadline: June 15, 2018
Canada’s Volunteer Awards
Nominate a person, an NPO or a company to demonstrate your appreciation for their contributions to your community.
Registration deadline: June 15, 2018
Forum Novæ
(in French only)
Register your innovative startup whose business model offers a positive societal impact for the chance to be a speaker at Forum Novæ in October 2018.
Registration deadline: June 15, 2018
Prix Camille-Laurin
(in French only)
You could win a $5,000 bursary for your outstanding contribution to the use, quality and influence of French in your sector of activity.
Registration deadline: June 15, 2018
Mérites Francopub
(in French only)
You could win one of tthree grants totalling $9,500 presented by the OQLF to recognize the quality of French of advertisers, ad agencies and copywriters.
Registration deadline: June 15, 2018
Prix Innovation
(in French only)
Receive recognition from your peers for your innovative company’s knowledge and outstanding technological achievements.
Registration deadline: June 25, 2018
Visée locale sur la rue Saint-Paul
(in French only)
You could get a grant of $15,000 to $35,000 to create or expand a retail business or professional services office on Saint-Paul East in Montréal.
Registration deadline: June 29, 2018
WISE 50 Over 50 Awards
Apply or nominate someone who has started a business after the age of 50 in recognition of their accomplishments.
Registration deadline: June 30, 2018
Women in Cleantech Challenge
Enter for a chance to win $1 million to advance and grow your tech business.
Registration deadline: July 13, 2018
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, 2018
Bourses Entrepreneuriat Shawinigan
(in French only)
Have you started a business in the Shawinigan region? You could win one of the grants totaling $20,000.
Registration deadline: September 1, 2018, 4 p.m.
Grant+ Montréal inc.
If you are a young Montrealer, you could receive a grant of between $5,000 and $30,000 to start up your business or get access to the Fondation’s Zone.
Registration deadline: October 5, 2018, 5 p.m.
ANA Avatar XPRIZE
Take part in this four-year, US $1M global challenge to develop avatars that can perform tasks in a variety of real-world scenarios.
Registration deadline: October 31, 2018
Concours entrepreneurial Gouin Ouest
(in French only)
You could win one of the grants totaling $100,000 to establish your business in one of the vacant spaces located on Gouin Boulevard West.
Registration deadline: October 31, 2018
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.

Events

Also consult the website of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal for a whole host of networking, training and market development activities.

May

May 23
Montreal Summit on Innovation | Montréal
May 23
Become a supplier to municipalities in Quebec | Montréal
May 23 to 25
C2 Montréal | Montréal
May 24
Salon des affaires de Sorel-Tracy (in French only) | Sorel-Tracy
May 24
Funding Meet-And-Greet | Montréal
May 25
Accord économique et commercial global – Union européenne (in French only) | Sherbrooke
May 28 to June 1
Savoir Affaires Beauce (in French only) | Saint-Georges
May 30
Become a supplier to the government of Quebec | Montréal
May 31
Sommet international du repreneuriat (in French only) | Montréal
May 31
De la PME 2.0 à l’entreprise 4.0 : la révolution des données (in French only) | Montréal

June

June 1 and 2
Forum citoyen de la MRC de Maskinongé – Changements climatiques (in French only) | Saint-Paulin
June 2 and 3
Foire Écosphère (in French only) | Québec
June 6
Marketing et alimentation – Optimiser ses stratégies avec les tendances de 2018 (in French only) | Montréal
June 12 and 13
Colloque sur le développement industriel et les écoparcs (in French only) | Orford
June 13
Accord économique et commercial global – Union européenne (in French only) | Victoriaville
June 16
La grande journée des petits entrepreneurs (in French only) | Various regions

July

July 10
Startupfest | Montréal
July 14 and 15
Foire Écosphère (in French only) | Gatineau

August

August 11 and 12
Foire Écosphère (in French only) | Montréal

September

September 29 and 30
Foire Écosphère (in French only) | Magog

October

October 18
Congrès Quartier des affaires du Québec (in French only) | Laval
October 20
Salon des jeunes entrepreneurs International (in French only) | Montréal
October 25
Forum Novæ – Prenez le pouls de l'innovation à impacts (in French only) | Montréal