Directory – Contests and grants

In order to offer you a simplified search, this directory presents only the contests and grants currently open among more than 250 listed in our documentary base.

  • Bourses à la relève laitière Lactech (in French only)

    You may be eligible for a grant of up to $20,000 for a farm start-up/acquisition or improvement project. Ongoing selection process.
    Registration deadline: March 15 of every year

  • Canada's Top Growing Companies 

    Enter for a chance to join The Globe and Mail’s authoritative ranking of the country’s boldest, most ambitious entrepreneurial businesses.
    Registration deadlines: May 31, 2023

  • 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

  • Ordre national du mérite agricole (in French only)

    You operate a business in the Montérégie region? You could win one of the prestigious awards offered by the MAPAQ.
    Registration deadline: May 1, 2023

  • Prix Innovation (in French only)

    Receive recognition from your peers for your innovative company’s knowledge and outstanding technological achievements.
    Registration deadline: May 19, 2023

  • Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program 

    ominate a farmer to represent Quebec at the national competition and have their contribution to their profession recognized for excellence.
    Registration deadline: April 15, 2023

  • 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: May 12, 2023

  • Concours - Tournez-vous vers lexcellence (in French only)

    Enter to win one of the grants totaling $13,000 which will be awarded to new agricultural entrepreneurs.
    Registration deadline: April 27, 2023

  • MIT SOLVE Challenges 

    Submit innovative, human-centered, tech-based solutions to global challenges to access funding and gain the support of the MIT-backed Solve network.
    Registration deadline: May 9, 2023

  • ARISTA Provincial Contest 

    Are you a young executive, entrepreneur, professional, self-employed worker or leader? Receive recognition for your success.
    Registration deadline: April 24, 2023

  • Entreprendre Queen-Mary 

    You could win one of the grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, coaching and several hours of consulting assistance to set up a new business offering distinctive and innovative products or services the area of Rue Lemieux to avenue Clanranald. Online information session on November 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    Registration deadline: March 31, 2023

  • Entreprendre Sherbrooke Ouest 

    You could win one of the grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, coaching and several hours of consulting assistance to set up a new business offering distinctive and innovative products or services on Sherbrooke Street West. Online information session on November 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    Registration deadline: March 31, 2023

  • Prix de la releve agricole (in French only)

    Get recognition for your innovation, distinctive skills and clear commitment to the community. A grant of $7,500 will accompany this honor. The first finalist will receive a $3,500 grant.
    Registration deadline: June 9, 2023

  • Aquahacking Challenges 

    Young innovators, compete for a chance to win up to $20,000 in start-up funds to launch your business with a sustainable mandate in the water sector.
    Registration deadline: June 18, 2023

  • Gala UNIO (in French only)

    Have the contribution of a company, a business, an organization, an entrepreneur, an industry or an individual who contributes, in his or her own way, to the economic and social development of the Greater Montreal South-West area recognized.
    Registration deadline: April 6, 2023

  • Canada’s Volunteer Awards 

    Nominate a person, an NPO or a company to demonstrate your appreciation for their contributions to your community.
    Registration deadline: April 26, 2023

  • Prix du 3-Juillet-1608 (in French only)

    Pay tribute to an organization that provides or has provided outstanding service to a French-speaking community and to the North American Francophonie as a whole by submitting a nomination.
    Registration deadline: April 14, 2023

  • Les Phénicia (in French only)

    You could receive a grant or award for your success and contribution to the LGBT community’s influence and social and economic development.
    Registration deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. All applications received before March 1st will be retained for the following May's edition.

  • Social Business Creation 

    Put together a team of university students and submit an idea for a business that could have a social impact.
    Registration deadline: March 30, 2023

  • Concours Dunamis (in French only)

    Increase awareness of your Laval business and create a positive impact on your employees.
    Registration deadline: May 12, 2023

  • 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 6, 2023, 5 p.m.

  • Ray of Hope Prize 

    Your nature-inspired startup that addresses critical environmental and social issues at scale to receive sustainable business training, communications support, and opportunities for non-dilutive funding—the top being a $100,000 equity-free prize.
    Registration deadline: April 28, 2023, 8 p.m.

  • Fidéides (in French only)

    Get recognition for the outstanding business performance of your company from the Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches region.
    Registration deadline: April 21, 2023, noon

  • MTL Tech Awards 

    Come and present your innovation in front of an international jury during the MTL connects which will take place in Montréal from October 10 to 13, 2023.
    Registration deadline: July 3, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 

    Pay tribute to an entrepreneur who inspires you with a nomination for this globally recognized award. You may also submit your own candidacy.
    Registration deadline: April 17, 2023

  • Best of the Fest Investment Prize 

    Enter for a chance to win $100,000 in investment.
    Registration deadline: July 13, 2023, 3 p.m., in person

  • Women in Tech Investment Prize 

    If you are a female founder attending Startupfest, you will have the chance to receive a $100,000 investment and access to an amazing network of investors.
    Registration deadline: July 13, 2023, 3 p.m., in person

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