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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.
Off-Courts Trouville – Trouville-sur-Mer, France, September 8 to 16, 2017
(in French only)
SODEC offers travel support for Québec short film distributors taking part in the French-language Québec short film festival, Off-Courts Trouville.
Filing deadline: July 28, 2017
Appui aux incubateurs, aux accélérateurs d’entreprises et aux centres d’entrepreneuriat universitaire
(in French only)
You could get financial assistance to help create more innovative companies that put digital technologies at the center of their business model.
Filing deadline: August 15, 2017, 4 p.m.
Projets en entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
You could receive up to $20,000 in funding for your start-up or spin-off project in the Greater Longueuil area.
Filing deadline: August 25, 2017, noon
Commission mixte permanente de coopération Québec-Flandre
(in French only)
Apply for financial assistance for a cooperation project with a partner in Flanders.
Filing deadline: September 8, 2017
Locomotives numériques
(in French only)
Your non-profit could get funding to form a Locomotive numérique (digital driver), pairing SMEs with mentors to speed up the industry 4.0 transition.
Filing deadline: October 1, 2017

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
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
Chasing Genius
Enter for a chance to win $25,000 to turn your ideas into catalysts for change in the world.
Registration deadline: July 31, 2017
(in French only)
Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean entrepreneurs, you could receive support of over $40,000 to take your artistic project from start-up to the international stage.
Registration deadline: July 30, 2017
Apply for the opportunity to work out of one of Canada’s top accelerators or co-working spaces.
Registration deadline: July 31, 2017
FinTech Startup Day
Enter for a chance to pitch your start-up at the FinTech Canada Forum. You could win meetings with investors, coaching and prizes totaling $10,000.
Registration deadline: July 31, 2017
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: August 11, 2017, 5 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 11, 2017
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, 2017
C3 Prize
Your non-therapeutic innovation to improve the lives of patients with cancer could earn you $50,000 and a consultation with Robert Herjavec from Shark Tank.
Registration deadline: August 21, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
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 24, 2017, 1 p.m.
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: August 31, 2017
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, 2017, 4 p.m.
Prix Médias
(in French only)
Get recognition for your accomplishments in relation to the world of communication and marketing in the Greater Québec City area.
Registration deadline: September 1, 2017
Grands prix de la commandite
(in French only)
Get recognition for your sponsorship strategies and the creativity of your activations.
Registration deadline: September 1, 2017
Concours Extra
(in French only)
Get recognition for your contribution to the socioeconomic development of Rouyn-Noranda.
Registration deadline: September 5, 2017
Prix Innovation
(in French only)
Receive recognition from your peers for your innovative company’s knowledge and outstanding technological achievements.
Registration deadline: September 8, 2017
Prix Excellence Tourisme
(in French only)
Have your know-how, expertise and creativity recognized by your peers in the Quebec tourism industry.
Registration deadline: September 11, 2017, 5 p.m.
INOVA Awards
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 15, 2017
Entrepreneuriat communautaire
(in French only)
You could win one of two $3,500 grants and two years of coaching to start your business in the Chicoutimi borough.
Registration deadline: Septembre 30, 2017, 4 p.m.
Concours « J’ai la fibre »
(in French only)
You could win a prize worth $12,000, including a $5,000 grant to start your business in the Henri-Girard Industrial Park (Chicoutimi).
Registration deadline: September 30, 2017
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 5, 2017, 4 p.m.
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, 2017
Bourses à la relève laitière Lactech
(in French only)
Be among the 20 companies to benefit from a $7,500 grant this year.
Registration deadline: November 30, 2017


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


July 23 to 26
BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology | Montréal
July 30 to August 1
Montreal Sales Weekend | Montréal


August 2
Tax-related information for incorporated businesses: start off on the right foot!  | Montréal


September 8 to 10
Caravane Régionale de l’Entrepreneuriat (in French only) | Montréal
September 12 and 13
Synergie Saguenay (in French only) | Chicoutimi
September 13 and 14
eCOM MTL (in French only) | Montréal
September 15 to 17
Caravane Régionale de l’Entrepreneuriat (in French only) | Québec
September 18 to 21
Grands rendez-vous Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles (in French only) | Montréal
September 20 and 21
Estrie Industrial Trade Show | Sherbrooke
September 22 to 24
Caravane Régionale de l’Entrepreneuriat (in French only) | Trois-Rivières
September 27
Assemblée locale sur le tourisme (in French only) | Québec
September 29 to October 1
Caravane Régionale de l’Entrepreneuriat (in French only) | Longueuil


October 10 and 11
Canada FinTech Forum – Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services | Montréal
October 11 and 12
SingularityU Canada Summit – Learn about exponential improvements in tech | Montréal
October 12 and 13
Les 24h Femmessor (in French only) | Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
October 14
Caravane Régionale de l’Entrepreneuriat – Grande finale (in French only) | Montréal
October 16 to 19
Naturallia – Business alliance forum on natural resources. | Roberval
October 19
Congrès Quartier des affaires du Québec (in French only) | Laval
October 19 to 22
Montreal Fall HomeExpo | Montréal
October 23
Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market | Boucherville
October 25
Forum Novæ : quatre secteurs-clés sous la loupe de l’innovation à impacts (in French only) | Montréal


November 8 to 18
Hub Montréal – International gathering at the crossroads of creative industries | Montréal


July 7
Guide pratique pour préparer votre entreprise à l'Accord économique et commercial global Canada-Union européenne (in French only)
July 12
Launch of the Catallaxy blockchain center of expertise in Montreal