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May 31 and June 1
Salon de l'immigration et de l'intégration au Québec (SIIQ) (in French only) | Montréal
June 1
Funding Meet-And-Greet – Growth

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.

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
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 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
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: May 26, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
Forum Novæ
(in French only)
Register your innovative startup whose business model offers a positive societal impact for the chance to be a speaker at Forum Novae in October 2017.
Registration deadline: May 26, 2017
Prix Reconnaissance « Conciliation travail-famille »
(in French only)
Have your efforts to help employees strike a work-life balance publicly recognized by the Government of Québec.
Registration deadline: May 26, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Startup Pitch Challenge du Grand Montréal
(in French only)
Be one of the top 20 entrepreneurs who will participate in the grand finale on June 1 at M-Style 5, the innovative entrepreneurs' exhibition.
Registration deadline: May 27 and 29, 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: May 30, 2017 and November 30, 2017
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, 2017
Concours Extra
(in French only)
Get recognition for your contribution to the socioeconomic development of Rouyn-Noranda.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2017 (1st selection) and September 5, 2017 (2nd selection)
L'Est innove
(in French only)
Submit innovative solutions to issues affecting the east of Montreal and receive training, coaching and grants to implement them.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2017
Starving Startup – Startupfest Patron Program
Your business is less than 2 years old and you have raised less than $250,000 in funding? You could win a free ticket to Startupfest in Montréal, in July 2017.
Registration deadline: June 1, 2017
Pitch Onstage – Startupfest
Be one of 7 startups chosen to pitch on stage at the Festival in front of an audience of expert judges for a chance to win the Best Pitch Prize.
Registration deadline : June 1, 2017
Prix Innovation
(in French only)
Receive recognition from your peers for your innovative company’s knowledge and outstanding technological achievements.
Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
Les inventions de l’année
(in French only)
Your new technology could earn you a 20-hour marketing coaching with an ADRIQ-RCTi expert.
Registration deadline : June 2, 2017
[Profit for Non Profit] Awards
(in French only)
Participate in this international competition to get recognition for your efforts to integrate philanthropy into your business model.
Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
InnoBahn Ubisoft : Défi Ville de Montréal
(in French only)
Be one of the startups invited to present their solution to help the City of Montreal deal with major crisis situations.
Registration deadline: June 4, 2017, midnight
Ernst & Young’s 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 9, 2017
Aquahacking Challenge
Water experts, hackers, engineers, and other creative minds, work together for 10 weeks to to help preserve Lake Erie. To be won: $75,000 in prizes and more.
Registration deadline: June 14, 2017
STRAT
(in French only)
Get recognition for the effectiveness of your marketing-communication strategies.
Registration deadline: June 14, 2017
Startup Canada Awards
Receive recognition for having demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.
Registration deadline: June 16, 2017
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: June 16, 2017
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 16, 2017, midnight
50 over 50 Awards
Did you or someone you know start a business after turning 50 years old? Apply or nominate for this award.
Registration deadline: June 30, 2017
D’Artagnan-02
(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
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 and November 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
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.
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.
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.
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

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 26 to 28
Montreal Electric Vehicule Show | Montréal
May 30
Women Founders Roundtable: How to Get Ahead in Entrepreneurship | Montréal
May 30 to June 13
La Grande Dérouillée J'entreprends Québec (in French only) | Québec
May 31
Grands exportateurs Corex (in French only) | Chicoutimi
May 31 to June 3
Next City Vanguard Conference | Montréal

June

June 1
M-Style – Vivez l’innovation (in French only) | Montréal
June 1
Bivouac – Salon du travailleur autonome (in French only) | Montréal
June 2
Fundica Roadshow | Montréal
June 6
Colloque Matériaux de la construction durable (in French only) | Montréal
June 7
Marketing et alimentation (in French only) | Montréal
June 7
Colloque de l’entrepreneuriat féminin au Bas-Saint-Laurent (in French only) | Rimouski
June 12 to 15
La Ruche Académie Desjardins (in French only) | Québec
June 12 to 15
Conference of Montréal of the International Economic Forum of the Americas | Montréal
June 13 to 15
World Summit on Sustainable Mobility Movin'on | Montréal
June 14
Marketing de contenu (in French only) | Montréal
June 21
InnoBahn Ubisoft : Défi Ville de Montréal (in French only) | Montréal

July

July 12 to 15
Startupfest Montreal | Montréal
July 23 to 26
BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology | Montréal

September

September 13 and 14
eCOM MTL (in French only) | Montréal
September 20 and 21
Estrie Industrial Trade Show | Sherbrooke
September 27
Assemblée locale sur le tourisme (in French only) | Québec

October

October 16 to 19
Naturallia – Business alliance forum on natural resources. | Roberval
October 19 to 22
Montreal Fall HomeExpo | Montréal
October 25
Forum Novæ : quatre secteurs-clés sous la loupe de l’innovation à impacts (in French only) | Montréal

November

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

News

April 3
Public consultations for a draft consultation policy on directions in sustainable forestry development and forestry management: send your opinion by May 26, 2017 (in French only)
May 24
Développement économique de l’agglomération de Longueuil (DEL) launches a new specialized support service (in French only)
May 24
The federal government launches the Innovation Superclusters Initiative