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.
Programme Jeunes leaders pour l’environnement
(in French only)
You could benefit from coaching and mentoring to become an environmental and climate change ambassador.
Filing deadline: April 22, 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
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
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
En route vers SXSW
(in French only)
Present your startup project, and you could find yourself on the trade mission to SXSW Interactive (March 9 – 13, 2019, Austin, Texas).
Registration deadline: Varies according to the itinerary of the tour
Les médaillés de la relève
(in French only)
Get recognition for the successful transfer of your business.
Registration deadline: March 22, 2019, 5 p.m.
Startup Canada Awards
Receive recognition for having demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.
Registration deadline: March 24, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
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 $2,000.
Registration deadline: March 25, 2019
Prix Stellar
(in French only)
Have your RCM Thérèse-De-Blainville business’ excellence honoured at a major event.
Registration deadline: March 28, 2019, 3 p.m.
Gala Zénith région de Thetford
(in French only)
Get recognition for the excellence of your management and services.
Registration deadline: March 29, 2019
Agir pour l’égalité
(in French only)
Get recognition for the good and innovative organizational practices of your company from the greater Quebec City area that promote equality between women and men.
Registration deadline: March 29, 2019, 4 p.m.
Concours Lux
(in French only)
Show your accomplishments in the fields of photography and illustration during a spring exhibition and at Espace Infopresse.
Registration deadline: March 29, 2019, 5 p.m.
Bourses d’entrepreneuriat FIDEL
(in French only)
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: March 31, 2019
Young Champions of the Earth
Submit your environmental project to UN Environment for access to seed funding, tailored mentoriship, powerful networks and more.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2019, 7 p.m. (midnight GMT)
Canadian Export Challenge
Enter for a chance to win $25,000 in cash and $100,000 in support services to enter the global markets.
Registration deadline: March 31, April 30, 2019
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, 2019
CED Fast Forward Challenge
You could get a $50,000 grant to make your innovative business project a reality.
Registration deadline: April 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Award
Nominate a candidate in recognition of their innovative and outstanding high-tech achievements.
Registration deadline: April 2, 2019
Prix Novæ
(in French only)
Receive recognition for the inspiring and innovative initiatives by which you contribute to the sustainable development of Québec.
Registration deadline: April 5, 2019, 5 p.m.
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: April 5, 2019, noon
Fundica pitch contest
You could win a spot at the Grand Finale to secure the $800,000 Investment Award and more.
Registration deadline: April 14, 2019
Outaouais MercadOr Awards
You could have the visibility of your Outaouais exporting company grow to become a key player on the Quebec entrepreneurial landscape.
Registration deadline: April 15, 2019
Concours NUEVA – Femmes numériques
(in French only)
Promote your accomplishments in digital technology and be one of five finalists whose video is shown on Femmes Alpha social media networks.
Registration deadline: April 22, 2019
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 22, 2019
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: April 26, 2019
Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses
Get national exposure and the recognition of a prestigious panel of business experts.
Registration deadline : April 30, 2019
Ordre national du mérite agricole
(in French only)
You operate a business in one of these regions: Abitibi-Témiscamingue–Nord-du-Québec, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Côte-Nord, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean? You could win one of the prestigious awards offered by the MAPAQ.
Registration deadline: May 1, 2019
Les Grands Prix de la Relève d’Affaires
(in French only)
Enter to highlight your success, optimize your visibility and increase your reputation.
Registration deadline: May 3, 2019, 11:59 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 10, 2019
Aquahacking Challenge
Hackers, contribute to the preservation of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence watershed. To be won: cash prizes and a spot in a startup incubator.
Registration deadline: May 15, 2019
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: May 17, 2019
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
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
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
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
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, 2019


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


March 22 and 23
Grand rendez-vous entrepreneurial des Laurentides (in French only) | Saint-Jérôme
March 26
Journée Entrepreneuriat au féminin (in French only) | Montréal
March 26 and 27
L’usine cognitive (in French only) | Montréal
March 26 to 28
Americana – Environmental forum and International trade show for environmental technologies | Montréal
March 26 to 28
Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum | Montréal
March 29
Major Metropolitan Projects Strategic Forum | Montréal
March 29
Rencontre Novæ : visite-conférence chez Wise (in French only) | Montréal


April 3
Allumés! Sommet FAC de la relève agricole (in French only) | Saint-Hyacinthe
April 4 to 14
Semaine numériQC 2019 (in French only) | Québec
April 4 and 5
Symposium PMI-Montréal: The project management agora | Montréal
April 6
Salon Femmes à Succès (in French only) | Québec
April 9
Congrès annuel de Réseau Capital (in French only) | Montréal
April 15 to 17
Canadian Fintech 3.0 Summit | Toronto
April 17 and 18
Connexion – le salon de la transformation numérique (in French only) | Montréal
April 26
La Grande rencontre des entrepreneurs (in French only) | Montréal
April 30
Sommet de l’IDP 2019 : Innover comme une startup! (in French only) | Montréal


May 6
Strategic Forum on Transportation | Montréal
May 7
Pitch@Palace Canada 1.0 | Montréal
May 8
Sommet international du repreneuriat (in French only) | Québec
May 8
Grand rendez-vous de l’exportation 2019 : Faire sa place et vendre à l’international (in French only) | Victoriaville
May 9 and 10
Rendez-vous de l’économie circulaire : Agir pour transformer (in French only) | Sherbrooke
May 10
Stratégoc Forum – Innovative Manufacturing: The Transition to the Digital Era | Montréal
May 15 and 16
Forum Horizons Nord Québec (in French only) | Saguenay
May 22 to 24
C2 Montréal | Montréal
May 25 to June 2
‹ MTL › connecte : La Semaine numérique (in French only) | Montréal
May 31 to June 2
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Québec


June 3 and 4
IMPULSION MTL – International Fleet Forum | Montréal
June 4
Rendez-vous Québec philanthrope (in French only) | Lévis
June 4 to 6
World Summit on Sustainable Mobility | Montréal
June 5 and 6
FinteQC – fintech and banking transformation | Lévis
June 15 and 16
ECOSPHERE Canada – Environement and Green Housing | Gatineau
June 20
Fundica Roadshow | Montréal
June 24 to 28
International Metropolis Conference – The Promise of Migration | Ottawa and Gatineau


July 9 to 12
Startupfest | Montréal


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


February 8
Survey aimed at designers practising in Montréal until July (in French only)
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