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March 21
Accélérer sa croissance locale ou internationale : sources de financement et ressources clés (in French only) | Montréal
March 21
LADN Montérégie (in French only) | Longueuil
April 26
Forum Stratégie Innovation (in French only) | Laval

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.
Concours de pitch de la Grande rencontre des entrepreneurs
(in French only)
Enter for a chance to present your project and win a cash prize of at least $1,000, a place in Zone Montreal Inc. or an international mobility grant.
Registration deadline: March 19, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Mon commerce à l’essai – Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague
(in French only)
You could benefit from a set of services during the first two years to facilitate the implementation of your business concept in the heart of the village.
Filing deadline: April 2, 2018
Projets pour la création de pôles régionaux d’innovation
(in French only)
Receive financial support to create a place that fosters entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and close collaboration between the research community and the private and public sectors.
Filing deadline: April 30, 2018, 4 p.m.

Trade missions

International trade services, powered by the CCMM’s Acclr experts
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
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
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
Vise dans le mille
(in French only)
Your Trois-Rivières region creative and innovative business project could win you one of the prizes totaling close to $50,000.
Registration deadline: March 16, 2018, 11 :59 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 16, 2018
Prix Projet Phare
(in French only)
Get recongition for the contribution of your organization in advancing best practices in the psychlogy of labour and organizations.
Registration deadline: March 16, 2018
Gala du mérite économique de la Chambre de commerce du Saguenay
(in French only)
Have the performance of your Saguenay or Le Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM business recognized.
Registration deadline: March 18, 2018, 4 p.m.
Concours de pitch Insurtech QC
(in French only)
To win: a $3,000 grant and a three-month incubation and support period at Le CAMP (in French only).
Registration deadline: March 19, 2018
Grand Défi Entrepreneurial Pancanadien
(in French only)
Young Francophone entrepreneurs, submit your entrepreneurial idea for the chance to win prizes including a stay in an entrepreneurial incubator.
Registration deadline: March 20, 2018, 11 :59 p.m.
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 22, 2018
Les médaillés de la relève
(in French only)
Get recognition for the successful transfer of your business.
Registration deadline: March 23, 2018, 5 p.m.
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: March 23, 2018, noon
Pixel Challenge
Create, with your team, a video game, animated mini-film or sound design within 48 hours to win a prize of up to $5,000.
Registration deadline: March 29, 2018
Prix Stellar
(in French only)
Have your RCM Thérèse-De-Blainville business’ excellence honoured at a major event.
Registration deadline: March 29, 2018
Gala Inc.
(in French only)
Get recognition for your contribution to the economic growth of the Bécancour and Nicolet-Yamaska RCMs.
Registration deadline: March 30, 2018, noon
Canadian Fintech 2.0 Summit Picth battle
Enter for a chance to pitch your fintech business, innovation or idea to expert VC for an investment of over $100,000.
Registration deadline: March 30, 2018
PME en lumière
(in French only)
Become one of the SMEs of the month in the ICT sector who will compete to earn the recognition of their peers at the 2018 Big Bang gala.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2018, midnight
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, 2018
Jeune Personnalité Desjardins
(in French only)
Get recognition for your dynamism and your qualities as a young entrepreneur in the Rimouski-Neigette and La Mitis RCM territory.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2018
CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Award
Nominate a candidate in recognition of their innovative and outstanding high-tech achievements.
Registration deadline: April 2, 2018
Les Octas
(in French only)
Take advantage of a unique opportunity to present your achievements in the IT field to representatives of your industry.
Registration deadline: April 2, 2018
Entrepreneuriat numérique
(in French only)
You could win a $ 3,000 grant, a workspace at Le Moulin à Cie and more to launch your digital business in Chicoutimi.
Registration deadline: April 2, 2018
Startup Canada Awards
Receive recognition for having demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.
Registration deadline: April 3, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Gala Zénith région de Thetford
(in French only)
Get recognition for the excellence of your management and services.
Registration deadline: April 6, 2018, 4 p.m.
Les Monarques
(in French only)
You could take home one of the honours recognizing the success of companies from the RCM of Deux-Montagnes.
Registration deadline: April 9, 2018, 3 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: April 27, 2018, 5 p.m.
Grands prix de la relève d'affaires
(in French only)
Enter to highlight your success, optimize your visibility and increase your reputation.
Registration deadline: April 27, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Ordre national du mérite agricole
(in French only)
You operate a business in one of these regions: Laurentides, Montréal, Laval, Lanaudière, Outaouais? You could win one of the prestigious awards offered by the MAPAQ.
Registration deadline: May 1, 2018, 4:30 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 4, 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
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
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
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
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


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


March 1 to 18
Le Cercle des Grands entrepreneurs du Québec’s travelling exhibition | Various regions
March 13 to 20
Tournée Côte-Nord – Outiller et aiguiller les entreprises pour faciliter leur accès aux contrats publics (in French only) | Various cities
March 13 to June 13
Accord économique et commercial global – Union européenne (in French only) | Various regions
March 15 to 27
Tournée de l'Initiative manufacturière (in French only) | Various regions
March 20
Conférence : Sommet Transformation du travail (in French only) | Montréal
March 20
Montreal's Meetings & Corporate Events Show | Laval
March 20
Datavore – The reference event in analytics | Montréal
March 20 and 21
HOP! Le sommet du comerce de détail (in French only) | Montréal
March 20 to 22
Colloque des gestionnaires techniques du logement social et communautaire (in French only) | Québec
March 20 to 29
Semaine de la mode de Montréal (in French only) | Montréal
March 21
Conférence : Sécurité de l’information (in French only) | Montréal
March 22
Colloque ACTION ÉCONOMIQUE – Démographie et enjeux de la main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Alma
March 23
Major Projects Strategic Forum  | Montréal
March 27
Funding Meet-And-Greet – Growth | Montréal
March 27
Génies en affaires (in French only) | Montréal
March 29
Conférence Novæ (in French only) | Québec
March 29
Salon agri-relève (in French only) | Sherbrooke


April 3
Conférence : Adjointes administratives (in French only) | Montréal
April 5 to 7
Pixel Challenge | Québec
April 5 to 15
La Semaine numérique de Québec (in French only) | Québec
April 9 to 11
Congrès de l’AQTr : l’innovation, ça nous transporte! (in French only) | Québec
April 10
Conférence : Marché du cannabis (in French only) | Montréal
April 17 and 18
Canadian Fintech 2.0 Summit | Toronto
April 18
Somme de l'IDP – L'innovation à l'échelle humaine (in French only) | Drummondville
April 18 and 19
CONNEXION, le salon de la transformation numérique (in French only) | Montréal
April 20
Grande rencontre des entrepreneurs (in French only) | Montréal
April 23 to 27
Semaine Gestion et Ressources Humaines (in French only) | Québec
April 24
Conférence : Objectif Nord (in French only) | Montréal
April 25
Conférence : Rémunération globale (in French only) | Montréal
April 25
Rendez-vous du développement local et régional (in French only) | Québec
April 26
Sommet performance – L'innovation en gestion (in French only) | Montréal


May 2
Conférence : Environnements de travail (in French only) | Montréal
May 17
Intelligence d'affaires et analytique (in French only) | Québec
May 23 to 25
C2 Montréal | Montréal
May 28 to June 1
Savoir Affaires Beauce (in French only) | Saint-Georges
May 31
Sommet international du repreneuriat (in French only) | Montréal


July 10
Startupfest | Montréal


October 20
Salon des jeunes entrepreneurs International (in French only) | Montréal