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May 29 and 30
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.
Coopération bilatérale Québec-Catalogne
(in French only)
Submit a cooperation project in one of the targeted areas, including science and technology, industrial development, health, finance and public administration.
Filing deadline: May 26, 2019
DEL – Call for social economy projects
(in French only)
You could receive financing to set up a collective business in the Agglomération de Longueuil or to finance an already established social economy business.
Filing deadline: May 31, August 30 and November 15, 2019
Incubators and Accelerators Driven by Excellence initiative
You could get funding to offer new activities in rder to increase the level of excellence of your incubator or accelerator.
Filing deadline: June 7, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST
Cohorte québécoise recherchée pour participer à la Nantes Digital Week
(in French only)
Your company could be selected for a stay in Nantes including air tickets and 6 nights in a hotel in order to contribute to the development of sustainable business collaborations.
Filing deadline: June 14, 2019
Initiatives collaboratives art-industrie-savoir en créativité numérique
(in French only)
You are a Montreal cultural NPO interested in working in partnership with the digital creativity ecosystem, businesses and the research community? Submit your project.
Filing deadline: June 21, 2019, 5 p.m.
Programme Jardins de solidarité
(in French only)
You could get a maximum of $100,000 to carry out a solidarity garden project.
Filing deadline: August 20, 2019

Trade missions

International trade services, powered by the CCMM’s ACCLR experts
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
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
Startup of the month 2018/2019
Sign up for the index of startups of the Quartier de l'innovation in Montreal. To be won each month: promotional videos and articles.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
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
Inclusion Initiative – Startupfest
You could win one of the discounted tickets available to Canadian women working in the technology sector to take part in Startupfest (Montréal, July 2019).
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process, while tickets last
Startupfest Investments and Prizes
Over $750,000 worth of prizes and investments to win at the Startupfest, July 11 to 12, 2019 in Montreal.
Registration deadline: varies according to the prizes and investments
Concours Extra
(in French only)
Get recognition for your contribution to the socioeconomic development of Rouyn-Noranda.
Registration deadline: May 24, 2019 (1st selection) and September 6, 2019 (2nd selection)
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, 2019
Visée locale sur la rue Saint-Paul
(in French only)
You could get one of the grants totaling $45,000 to create or expand a retail business or professional services office on Saint-Paul East in Montréal.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2019
Mon commerce sur Laurier Ouest
(in French only)
You could get one of the grants totaling $85,000 to implement a new concept to transform the shopping and client experience on Laurier Avenue W. (Montreal).
Registration deadline: May 31, 2019
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, 2019
Les inventions de l’année
(in French only)
Submit your amazing, ingenious or revolutionary technology to win 10 hours of marketing support from an ADRIQ expert and more.
Registration deadline: June 7, 2019
Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge
Compete in this international contest for a share of $1.5 million in awards and investment.
Registration deadline: June 11, 2019
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 13, 2019, midnight
Mérite québécois de la sécurité civile et incendie
(in French only)
Receive tangible recognitionfor your efforts in civil and fire safety.
Registration deadline: June 14, 2019, midnight
EY 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 21, 2019
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 21, 2019
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, 2019, midnight
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, 2019
Concours Plateau
(in French only)
You could benefit from a scholarship and coaching for your project to open a business or a business establishment on the Plateau-Mont-Royal in Montreal.
Registration deadline: August 2, 2019
Bourses Entrepreneuriat Shawinigan
(in French only)
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Have you started a business in the Shawinigan region? You could win one of the grants totaling $20,000.
Registration deadline: September 1, 2019, 4 p.m.
MercadOr Québec
(in French only)
Have your export company’s success recognized and garner positive regional and provincial visibility.
Registration deadline: September 6, 2019
Grant & Growth
If you are a young Montrealer, you could receive grant of up to $30,000 and support services to start your business.
Registration deadline: September 12, 2019
Prix de l’Union
(in French only)
Your team of agricultural or forestry producers could win a $1,000 grant to reward the success of a collective action.
Registration deadline: September 13, 2019
Prix ÉquiLibre
(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, 2019

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 22 to 24
C2 Montréal | Montréal
May 23
RESO360° Maîtriser les grandes tendances du monde des affaires (in French only) | Québec
May 23
7e Table ronde Entrepreneuriat immigrant (in French only) | Québec
May 25 to June 2
‹ MTL › connecte : La Semaine numérique (in French only) | Montréal
May 29
Montreal Summit on Innovation | Montréal
May 29
Objective: Financing – Personalized meetings with financial backers | Montréal
May 31
Become a supplier to the Government of Quebec | Montréal
May 31 to June 2
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Québec

June

June 3 and 4
IMPULSION MTL – International Fleet Forum | Montréal
June 4
Rendez-vous Québec philanthrope (in French only) | Lévis
June 4 to 6
Movin'On World Summit on Sustainable Mobility | Montréal
June 5
Colloque Femmessor « Rêve, ose, agis » (in French only) | Rivière-du-Loup
June 5 and 6
FinteQC – fintech and banking transformation | Lévis
June 6
Become a supplier to municipalities in Quebec | Montréal
June 11 and 12
Colloque sur le développement industriel et les écoparcs (in French only) | Québec
June 12 and 13
Expo Entrepreneurs Pro – La grande concertation nationale en entrepreneuriat (in French only) | Québec
June 14
Open Trois-Rivières – Réfléchier autrement (in French only) | Trois-Rivières
June 15 and 16
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Gatineau
June 20
Fundica Roadshow Finale | Montréal
June 24 to 28
International Metropolis Conference – The Promise of Migration | Ottawa and Gatineau

July

July 9 to 12
Startupfest | Montréal

September

September 13 to 15
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Montréal
September 27 to 29
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Magog

October

October 24
Forum Plastique - Novæ 2019 (in French only) | Montréal

News

February 8
Survey aimed at designers practising in Montréal until July (in French only)
April 26
Minister Lametti announces investment in the Montréal Trade Accelerator Program
May 1
Créer des zones d’innovation – Consultation publique jusqu'au 17 juin 2019 (in French only)
May 6
Study: Positioning Quebec and Montréal as leaders in electric and smart transportation
May 21
Launch of a network of 19 new collective business incubators for students from Quebec's higher education institutions (in French only)
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