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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.
Participation des PME québécoises du secteur de l’aérospatiale aux réseaux d’innovation mondiaux
(in French only)
You could get financial support for your collaborative research and development project that promotes the development of new products.
Filing deadlines: August 28, 2018 and October 30, 2018
INNOV-R – Financement de R-D collaborative pour la réduction des GES (in French only)
You may be able to obtain financial assistance to support your collaborative R & D project aimed at contributing to the reduction of GHG emissions in Québec.
Filing deadline: September 21, 2018

Trade missions

Economic Mission of the Ville de Montréal in the Social Economy Sector – October 1 to 3, 2018 | Bilbao, Spain
Take part in the World Social Economy Forum whose theme will be Social economy and cities: values and competitiveness for inclusive and sustainable local development.
Filing deadline: July 20, 2018
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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
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
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
Astellas Oncology C3 Prize
Your non-therapeutic cancer care innovation could earn you one of the grants totaling $100,000 and a one-year membership to an healthcare technology incubator.
Registration deadline: July 25, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Mon commerce à l'essai
(in French only)
You could benefit from a package of services including financial support for two years while you set up your business idea in downtown Beauharnois.
Registration deadline: July 27, 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
STRAT
(in French only)
Get recognition for the effectiveness of your marketing-communication strategies.
Registration deadline: August 7, 2018
Prix Nobilis
(in French only)
Members of the APCHQ Québec, receive recognition for the quality and quality-price ratio of your real estate projects.
Registration deadline: August 16, 2018, 1 p.m.
Les Mérites d'architecture de la Ville de Québec
(in French only)
See the efforts you have made to improve urban beautification rewarded with a certificate of merit.
Registration deadline: August 17, 2018
Coupe provinciale des Start-up
(in French only)
Participate in regional pitch weekends. You could win consultations with professionals, potential investments, grants, mentoring, and more.
Registration deadline: August 20, 2018
Concours Extra
(in French only)
Get recognition for your contribution to the socioeconomic development of Rouyn-Noranda.
Registration deadline: August 23, 2018 (2nd selection)
Bourse Jeunes mécènes investis pour les arts
(in French only)
Are you a Montreal Island artist, collective of artists or artistic organization? You could win one of three grants totalling $15,000 to create and produce a work.
Registration deadline: August 23, 2018
Women Founders Fund
You could receive a micro-grant of up to $5,000 to finance your woman-led business in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Registration deadline: August 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Entrepreneur Success Fund
Enter to win up to $2,500 in micro-grant support for your existing tools, technologies, programs, and initiatives.
Registration deadline: August 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Prix d'excellence Cecobois
(in French only)
Have your most impressive achievements recognized in architecture, engineering or innovation involving wood.
Registration deadline: August 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.
Les Vivats
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your efforts to reduce the environmental footprint and improve the social and economic footprint of events that you organize.
Registration deadline: September 3, 2018, 5 p.m.
Les Grands Québécois
(in French only)
Submit the name of a candidate who stands out for their admirable contribution to the Québec City region through their vision, impact, influence and involvement.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2018, 4 p.m.
Prix INOVA
(in French only)
You could be recognized among your peers for the excellence of your innovative real estate projects that have a significant impact for the community.
Registration deadline: September 7, 2018
MercadOr Québec
(in French only)
Have your export company’s success recognized and garner positive regional and provincial visibility.
Registration deadline: September 7, 2018
FinTech Startup Pitch Contest
Enter for a chance to pitch your start-up at the FinTech Canada Forum. You could win meetings with investors, coaching and prizes totaling $65,000.
Registration deadline: September 7, 2018
Prix Excellence Tourisme
(in French onbly)
Have your know-how, expertise and creativity recognized by your peers in the Quebec tourism industry.
Registration deadline: September 12, 2018, 5 p.m.
Canada's Best Managed Companies
Receive recognition for the excellence of your business whose turnover exceeds $10 million.
Registration deadline: September 14, 2018
Cooperathon
Take part in this open innovation competition to find innovative solutions to societal issues. To be won: bursaries, a pitch to investors and more.
Registration deadline: September 16, 2018
Prix Excellence Plein Air
(in French only)
Have your perseverance and the success of your company recognized at the Congrès Plein Air-Nature.
Registration deadline: September 21, 2018, 5 p.m.
Concours Excell’Or
(in French only)
The success of your Abitibi West company or organization could be celebrated by your peers during an exclusive gala.
Registration deadline: September 28, 2018
Prix Innovation en alimentation
(in French only)
You could receive many opportunities for visibility and recognition for your innovative agribusiness technologies or products.
Registration deadline: September 30, 2018, 5 p.m.
Gala reconnaissance de la Chambre de commerce et d’entrepreneuriat des Sources
(in French only)
Have your achievements and accomplishments recognized at this prestigious gala.
Registration deadline: October 1, 2018
Trophées Vision
(in French only)
Get recognition for the outstanding performance of your business from the Quebec City or Chaudière-Appalaches regions.
Registration deadline: October 3, 2018, 4 p.m.
Gala des Éloïzes
(in French only)
Highlight the efforts that have distinguished your Magdalen Islands company.
Registration deadline: October 3, 2018, noon
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.
Prix EnviroLys
(in French only)
Get recognition for your expertise in the green economy sector and the environmental services industry.
Registration deadline: October 19, 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
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
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.

July

July 18
Objectif Financement Entrepreneurs (in French only) | Montréal

August

August 11 and 12
Foire Écosphère (in French only) | Montréal
August 12 to 17
International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition | Montréal
August 20 to 25
Fashion & Design Festival | Montréal
August 28
Montréal AI Symposium | Montréal
August 29 and 30
GoSec: conference on Cybersecurity | Montréal
August 31
Rencontre Novæ – Humaniti, par Lemay : l’architecture au service du bien-être (in French only) | Montréal

September

September 12
Forum TI DevOps (in French only) | Montréal
September 18
Usine 4.0 (in French only) | Montréal
September 19
Gestion de l'innovation (in French only) | Montréal
September 20
Efficacité énergétique (in French only) | Montréal
September 23
Congrès international sur les soins de santé personnalisés (in French only) | Montréal
September 25
Objectif Nord (in French only) | Montréal
September 26
Santé et sécurité du travail (in French only) | Montréal
September 29 and 30
Foire Écosphère (in French only) | Magog

October

October 2
Données et intelligence marketing (in French only) | Montréal
October 3
Gestion du changement (in French only) | Montréal
October 4
Springboard Forum: Acquisition for Accelerated Growth | Montréal
October 10
Marché du cannabis | Montréal (in French only)
October 16
Adjointes administratives (in French only) | Montréal
October 17 and 18
Xplor, the mining exploration convention | Montréal
October 17 and 18
Big Bang – The sales and marketing RDV of the ICT field | Saint-Hyacinthe
October 18
Congrès Quartier des affaires du Québec (in French only) | Laval
October 20
Salon des jeunes entrepreneurs International (in French only) | Montréal
October 23
Infrastructures et grands projets publics (in French only) | Montréal
October 23
Service à la clientèle (in French only) | Montréal
October 25
Forum Novæ – Prenez le pouls de l'innovation à impacts (in French only) | Montréal
October 29 to 31
Canada FinTech Forum | Montréal

November

November 6
Marketing automatisé et personnalisé (in French only) | Montréal
November 7
Salon MercadOr Québec (in French only) | Laval
November 7 and 8
Congrès Plein Air-Nature (in French only) | Lac-Delage

December

December 4
Marché de l'habitation – Montréal (in French only) | Montréal
December 5
Marché de l'habitation – Québec (in French only) | Québec