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January 24 and 25
Grande finale de la Tournée Objectif Monde à l'événement Expo entrepreneurs (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.
Entrepreneurs du jeu vidéo pour assister à la Game Developpers Conference 2018 dans le cadre de la mission d'Export Québec
(in French only)
You could obtain financial support to cover the costs of your participation in this international conference.
Filing deadline: January 15, 2018
Coopération bilatérale – Québec-Côte d'Ivoire
(in French only)
Receive financial support for your for your cooperation project in various fields including education, women's and youth economic and social participation, and nutrition.
Filing deadline: January 20, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
The Young Project
You could be invited to take part in this temporary occupancy project in an industrial municipal building located at 204 Young Street in Griffintown, Montreal.
Filing deadline: January 22, 2018, 11:00 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
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 200 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
Expo Entrepreneurs/SxSW
(in French only)
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Present your startup project, and you could find yourself on the trade mission to SXSW Interactive (March 9 – 13, 2018, Austin, Texas).
Registration deadline: varies according to the itinerary of Tournée Objectif Monde
McGill Dobson Cup
If you have a McGill University affiliation, you could be awarded from over $100,000 in prize money and other services for your enterprise.
Registration deadline: January 17, 2018
Bourses d’entrepreneuriat FIDEL
You could win one of the grants totaling $100,000 and more to start or expand your business in the RCM of La Matanie.
Registration deadline: January 19, 2018
Le Grand Défi : Bâtir ma région
(in French only)
Are you a student from Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine? Get expert support to undertake projects that have a positive impact in your community.
Registration deadline: January 19, 2018
Concours LADN Montérégie
(in French only)
Be one of 10 Montérégie entrepreneurs who will share grants worth a total of $13,500 as well as numerous services.
Registration deadline: January 22, 2018
Innovinc
(in French only)
Polytechnique Montréal students and graduates, you could receive personalized support from experts for starting your own business.
Registration deadline: January 23, 2018
Prix International Théophile Legrand de l'Innovation Textile
(in French only)
Enter for a chance to win one of two prizes totaling €15,000 for the creation of original material in the field of technical or intelligent textiles.
Registration deadline: January 26, 2018
Ovations Vaudreuil-Soulanges
(in French only)
Have your contribution to the region’s vitality and influence recognized as part of a large multiplatform visibility campaign and an exciting evening.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2018, 11 :59 p.m.
Personnalité du monde alimentaire
(in French only)
Pay tribute to a person you admire in the bio-food sector for their major achievements, leadership and influence in the industry.
Registration deadline: February 1, 2018
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: February 2, 2018, 5 p.m.
Prix Vision Innovation
(in French only)
You have increased your productivity through innovative processes or achievements? You could win a $5000 scholarship.
Registration deadline: February 2, 2018, 5 p.m.
Prix Vision Innovation
(in French only)
You have increased your productivity through innovative processes or achievements? You could win a $5000 scholarship.
Registration deadline: February 2, 2018, 5 p.m.
a href="http://arista.jccm.org/" title="Concours provincial ARISTA" target="_blank">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 5, 2018
Concours vidéo « Coopérer, c'est faire ensemble! »
(in French only)
Make a video clip illustrating your co-op experience in school or in your community for a chance to win one of 6 prizes worth $1,000.
Registration deadline: February 5, 2018, midnight
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 $4,000.
Registration deadline: February 9, 2018
Concours du Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne
(in French only)
Apply to gain a high visibility in the greater Beauce and surrounding areas.
Registration deadline: February 9, 2018
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 13, 2018, 4 p.m.
Prix À part entière
(in French only)
Be one of 5 winners who share $30,000 in bursaries to reward their efforts to increase the participation of people with disabilities in society.
Registration deadline: February 16, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Panthéon de la Performance
(in French only)
Have the excellence of your company in the RCMs of Arthabaska or L’Érable recognized.
Registration deadline: February 16, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Prix Média
(in French only)
Your media strategy’s excellence could be recognized by Quebec media industry professionals.
Registration deadline: February 16, 2018
Gala de l’excellence de la Chambre de commerce du Haut-Richelieu
(in French only)
Get recognition for your contribution to the development of the economy and the reputation of the Haut-Richelieu region.
Registration deadline : February 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Prix Relève CTAQ
(in French only)
Get recognition for the value of your contribution as a young leader in the food industry.
Registration deadline: February 23, 2018
Gala Excelsiors
(in French only)
Have the success of your company from the RCM of Joliette recognized.
Registration deadline: February 23, 2018, 4 p.m.
Gala des prix Distinction
(in French only)
Get recognition for the vitality of your Haute-Yamaska business.
Registration deadline: March 1, 2018, 5 p.m.
Pierre-Péladeau Bursaries
(in French only)
Are you a college student ready to start a business? Enter for a chance to win one of three grants worth $50,000, $30,000 and $20,000.
Registration deadline: March 2, 2018
Les Pléiades
(in French only)
Get recognition for the excellence of your business based in Lévis or Chaudière-Appalaches.
Registration deadline: March 2, 2018
Grands prix québécois de la qualité
(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 9, 2018
Prix médias du Conseil supérieur de la langue française
(in French only)
Two media professionals will share $4,000 in grants to reward their mastery of the French language.
Registration deadline: March 9, 2018
FoodBytes!
Enter this international pitch contest to to receive the funds, mentorship and network you need to grow your agribusiness.
Registration deadline: March 11, 2018, 11:00 p.m.
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 more than $600,000.
Registration deadline: March 13, 2018, 4 p.m.
Successful Business Inc. Prize
Did you participate in the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest between 1998 and 2011? Enter again for a chance to win one of the $5,000 and $25,000 prizes.
Registration deadline: March 13, 2018, 4 p.m.
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
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

Events

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

January

January 12 to 14
Launch a business in 54 hours: Startup Weekend Montreal – Sharing Economy | Montréal
January 15
Strategic Forum on Artificial Intelligence | Montréal
January 19 to 21
Launch a business in 54 hours: Startup Weekend Laval e-Commerce (in French only) | Laval
January 23
Conférence : Sommet sur l'énergie (in French only) | Montréal
January 24
Conférence : Santé psychologique au travail (in French only) | Montréal
January 24
Conférence : Maintenance et fiabilité industrielles (in French only) | Montréal
January 24
DUX+ The food revolution: building the future | Montréal
January 30
Conférence : eCommerce (in French only) | Montréal
January 31
Conférence : Financement PME (in French only) | Montréal
January 31 and February 1
Prévenir le Tsunami numérique : un défi pour l’emploi dans la Capitale Nationale (in French only) | Québec

February

February 6
Conférence : Sécurité alimentaire (in French only) | Montréal
February 8
Sommet Customer Journey (in French only) | Montréal
February 11 to 17
Semaine de la relève coopérative (in French only) | Various regions
February 13
Conférence : Gestion d'immeubles publics (in French only) | Montréal
February 16
Rendez-vous des jeunes entrepreneurs innovants (in French onbly) | Montréal
February 22
Rendez-vous du financement Memphrémagog (in French only) | Memphrémagog
February 23
Sommet régional du repreneuriat (in French only) | Gatineau

March

March 13
Conférence : Expérience citoyen (in French only) | Montréal
March 14
Conférence : Usine 4.0 (in French only) | Montréal
March 15
OR 2018 – Les odyssées de la relève de l'AMBAQ (in French only) | Montréal
March 20
Conférence : Sommet Transformation du travail (in French only) | Montréal
March 21
Conférence : Sécurité de l’information (in French only) | Montréal
March 29
Conférence Novæ (in French only) | Québec

April

April 3
Conférence : Adjointes administratives (in French only) | Montréal
April 5 to 7
Pixel Challenge | Québec
April 10
Conférence : Marché du cannabis (in French only) | Montréal
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 24
Conférence : Objectif Nord (in French only) | Montréal
April 25
Conférence : Rémunération globale (in French only) | Montréal

May

May 2
Conférence : Environnements de travail (in French only) | Montréal
May 31
Sommet régional du repreneuriat (in French only) | Montréal

July

July 10
Startupfest | Montréal

October

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