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March 30
Funding Meet-and-Greet – Franchise special | Montréal
April 4
Grand-messe Montreal inc. | Montréal
April 7
Funding Meet-and-Greet – Manufacturer special | Montréal
April 27
Forum stratégie innovation Laval - Laurentides - Lanaudière (in French only) | Laval
May 31 and June 1
Salon de l'immigration et de l'intégration au Québec (SIIQ) (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)
Apply for financial assistance for a cooperation project on culture, economics, research, innovation, education or training.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2017
Business mentorship project during an Export Québec trade mission – Panama City and Bogota, May 14 to 20, 2017
(in French only)
Be one of 2 students or recent graduates to be paired with an entrepreneur to assist them in their efforts to develop markets and partnerships internationally.
Registration deadline: April 5, 2017
Xe Commission mixte permanente Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles 2017-2019
(in French only)
You could get financial assistance for a cooperation project with a partner in Wallonia-Brussels.
Registration deadline: April 10, 2017
Québec, ville entrepreneuriale – deuxième cohorte
(in French only)
You could obtain financial support for the creation of an innovative, structuring and job-creating company in the Greater Quebec City area.
Registration deadline: April 12, 2017
Programme Québec branché
(in French only)
You could get support for a project to provide high-speed Internet service to rural citizens, organizations and businesses.
Registration deadline: April 20, 2017, noon
Programme de partenariat territorial de Lanaudière 2016-2019
(in French only)
Your professional arts organization could get funding for the development and outreach of arts and literature in the Lanaudière region.
Registration deadline: April 28, 2017
Groupe de travail Québec-Mexique (GTQM)
(in French only)
Obtain funding to carry out a cooperation project for the 2017-2019 Biennium in one of three sectors: education, culture, research and innovation.
Registration deadline: April 28, 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
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
Pixel Challenge
(in French only)
Create, with your team, a video game, animated mini-film or sound design within 48 hours to win a prize of up to $5,000.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2017
PME en lumière
(in French only)
Become one of the SMEs of the month in the ICT sector who will compete to earn the recognition of their peers at the Big Bang gala io October 25, 2017.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2017
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: March 31, 2017
Gala Zénith région de Thetford
(in French only)
Get recognition for the excellence of your management and services.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2017
CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Award
Nominate a candidate in recognition of their innovative and outstanding high-tech achievements.
Registration deadline: April 7, 2017
Gala MERCI Côte-de-Gaspé
(in French only)
Get recognition for your contribution to the socioeconomic development of the Côte-de-Gaspé.
Registration deadline: April 7, 2017, 4 p.m.
Les 24h de l’innovation
Take part in this international competition to find creative solutions to challenges put forward by businesses and earn cash prizes.
Registration deadline: April 17, 2017
Grands prix de la relève d'affaires
(in French only)
Enter to highlight your success, optimize your visibility and increase your reputation.
Registration deadline: April 21, 2017, 9 p.m.
Ernst & Young’s 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 28, 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: April 29, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Ordre national du mérite agricole
You operate a business in one of these regions: Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches? You could win one of the prestigious awards offered by the MAPAQ.
Registration deadline: May 1, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
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 5, 2017
Grants from the Fondation 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: May 12, 2017, 5 p.m.
Z-Wave Labs
Submit your innovative product or service in the field of IoT in this international competition for a chance to access the vast ecosystem of Z-Wave Alliance.
Registration deadlines: May 14, 2017
Panthéon de l’excellence
(in French only)
Enjoy major visibility and promote your Roussillon company.
Registration deadline: May 17, 2017
Tournez-vous vers l'excellence!
Enter to win one of the grants totaling $10,000 which will be awarded to new agricultural entrepreneurs.
Registration deadline: May 19, 2017
Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies
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
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
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
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
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.

Events

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

March

March 22 to 31
Rendez-vous succès-numérique (in French only) | Montréal
March 27 to 31
Semaine de l'emploi 2017 au Bas-Saint-Laurent (in French only) | Various cities
March 28 to 30
Montréal Wood Convention | Montréal
March 31 to April 2
Salon Expo Habitat Lac-Saint-Jean (in French only) | Alma

April

April 1 to 9
Semaine du numérique à Québec (in French only) | Québec
April 3 to 5
52e Congrès et Salon des transports : PROCHAIN ARRÊT! (in French only) | Montréal
April 3 to 7
Semaine du coworking (in French only) | Various regions
April 3 to 7
International Aerospace Week | Montréal
April 4
Adjointes administratives (in French only) | Montréal
April 4
PMI-Montréal – Project management symposium | Montréal
April 5
Sommet de l'IDP (in French only) | Vaudreuil
April 4 to 6
Aeromart Montréal – Suppliers Forum for the Aeronautic and Space Industry | Montréal
April 4 to 6
Web à Québec (in French only) | Québec
April 6 to 8
Pixel Challenge – compétition de création numérique (in French only) | Québec
April 7
Strategic forum: Innovative Manufacturer | Montréal
April 7 and 8
Printemps des médias sociaux (in French only) | Québec
April 11
Camp NB | Montréal
April 12
Forum InnovAction (in French only) | Montréal
April 7
RAQ au delà du réel –Première conférence en Réalité Augmentée à Québec (in French only) | Québec
April 7
Colloque – Comment faire face aux transformations numériques? (in French only) | Montréal
April 12
CultureFest MTL – The first event in Quebec 100% dedicated to workplace culture | Montréal
April 19
Tendances consommateur (in French only) | Montréal
April 19
Marketing de contenu (in French only) | Montréal
April 19
Osez! Congrès entrepreneurial (in French only) | Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
April 20
eCOM RIM (in French only) | Rimouski
April 21 to 23
Expo Mékinac commerciale & industrielle (in French only) | Saint-Tite
April 22 and 23
Expo Franchise (in French only) | Montréal
April 24 to 28
Semaine de l’industrie – La productivité à l’ère de l’automatisation (in French only) | Drummondville
April 25
Commercialisation de produits innovants (in French only) | Montréal
April 25
Objectif Nord (in French only) | Montréal
April 26
Rémunération globale (in French only) | Montréal
April 26
Génération milléniaux (in French only) | Montréal
April 26
Colloque – Des pratiques d'affaires pour un développement économique durable (in French only) | Laval
April 26 and 27
Centre-du-Québec Industrial Trade Show | Drummondville
April 26 and 27
Salon MCEE Mécanex/Climatex/Expolectriq/Éclairage | Montréal
April 27
La Grande Rencontre des jeunes entrepreneurs du monde francophone (in French only) | Montréal
April 28
Rencontres Novae: meetings, visits and discussions with the most inspiring entrepreneurs, creators and influencers (in French only) | Sainte-Thérèse
April 28 to 30
Foire commerciale de Normandin (in French only) | Normandin
April 30 to May 3
Canadian Institute of Mining's Convention and Expo | Montréal

May

May 2
Gestion des espaces de travail (in French only) | Montréal
May 2 to 4
SIAL Canada – The North American Food Innovation Exhibition | Toronto
May 3
Grand Rendez-vous santé et sécurité du travail (in French only) | Québec
May 3 and 4
SME Growth Forum | Québec
May 4 to 6
SIDIM – Design show | Montréal
May 5
Journée nationale de formation – Miser sur le potentiel humain pour se distinguer (in French only) | Montréal
May 10
Colloque santé et sécurité du travail de l'Estrie (in French only) | Sherbrooke
May 10 and 11
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Industrial Trade Show | Chicoutimi
May 15 to 17
Global Public Transport Summit | Montréal
May 16
Femmes Leaders (in French only) | Montréal
May 17
Tendances technologie (in French only) | Montréal
May 17
Journée de l'entrepreneuriat féminin de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (in French only) | Rouyn-Noranda
May 19
Sommet international du repreneuriat (in French only) | Montréal
May 23 and 24
International competition: Les 24h de l'innovation | Montréal
May 23 and 24
Aluminium Valley in Business Trade Show | Chicoutimi
May 24
Camp NB | Québec
May 24 to 26
C2 Montréal Commerce + Creativity | Montréal
May 24 to 26
AI Forum at C2 Montréal | Montréal
May 25
Le Salon des affaires de Sorel-Tracy (in French only) | Sorel-Tracy
May 26 to 28
Montreal Electric Vehicule Show | Montréal

June

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 13 to 15
World Summit on Sustainable Mobility Movin'on | Montréal
June 14
Marketing de contenu (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

October

October 19 to 22
Montreal Fall HomeExpo | Montréal

November

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

News

February 1
Consultation on proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations until April 21, 2017
February 21
The 2017 enrollment period for crop insurance for spring protections is underway
March 20
Launch of MT Lab, The first incubator for tourism, culture and entertainment in North America (in French only)
March 21
Launch of a collaborative economy laboratory in Montreal (in French only)