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October 21
Salon des Jeunes Entrepreneurs International (in French only) | Montréal
November 29 and 30
Stratégies PME (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.
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
Programme d’aide visant les débouchés de matières résiduelles des industries, des commerces et des institutions
(in French only)
Get financing to carry out a project the results of which can be measured in quantities of materials processed, recovered or diverted from disposal.
Filing deadline: October 31, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Startup Jeunesse – Call to incubators, accelerators and univeristy entrepreneurship centres
(in French only)
You could receive up to $50,000 to undertake an entrepreneurial immersion project for high school and college students.
Filing deadline: October 31, 2017
Fonds d’accélération des collaborations en santé
(in French only)
You could receive funding for a public-private partnership project related to the health field.
Filing deadline: November 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Parcours Innovation PME Montréal
(in French only)
Take part in this personalized and structured coaching process to ensure the growth of your business.
Filing deadline: November 24, 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
Rights and Freedoms Award
Get recognition for the efforts you put into promoting and defending the economic and social rights enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Registration deadline: September 22, 2017, 5 p.m.
Le Manufacturier
(in French only)
Get recognition for the contribution of your manufacturing company to the dynamism of the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec regions.
Registration deadline: September 29, 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
Aviva Community Fund
You could receive funding to implement a community project that will result in a change that positively affects your community.
Registration deadline: October 2, 2017, 5 p.m.
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.
Jeunes Entrepreneurs Banque Nationale
(in French only)
Are you a young entrepreneur, executive or manager in the Chaudière-Appalaches business community? You could receive services worth close to $10,000.
Registration deadline: October 13, 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: October 20, 2017, 5 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
Portes ouvertes sur Saint-Denis
(in French only)
You could win one of the grants totaling $85,000 to promote the innovative business that you will be opening on Saint-Denis Street in Montreal in 2018.
Registration deadline: November 30, 2017
TELUS 375th Grants
You could receive an additional grant of $3,000 to $5,000 to supplement your social project’s crowdfunding campaign on La Ruche Montréal.
Registration deadline: December 15, 2017
Les Mercuriades
(in French only)
Gain credibility in Québec and internationally by qualifying in one of the categories in this prestigious competition.
Registration deadline: December 20, 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.

September

September 22 to 24
Caravane Régionale de l’Entrepreneuriat (in French only) | Trois-Rivières
September 25
Road show on the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court | Gatineau
September 27
Assemblée locale sur le tourisme (in French only) | Québec
September 27
Road show on the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court | Montréal
September 28
Startup Open House | Montréal
September 29 to October 1
Caravane Régionale de l’Entrepreneuriat (in French only) | Longueuil

October

October 2 and 3
Afrique Expansion Forum | Montréal
October 2 to 5
World Angel Investment Summit | Montréal
October 3
Colloque Femmessor – Entreprendre à sa façon (in French only) | Lévis
October 4
Forum techno-web affaires (in French only) | Sainte-Marie
October 10 and 11
Canada FinTech Forum – Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services | Montréal
October 11
Tournée de l’initiative manufacturière IQ (in French only) | Shawinigan
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 15 to 21
BDC Small Business Week™ | Various regions
October 16 to 19
Naturallia – Business alliance forum on natural resources. | Roberval
October 17
SMARKETING 2017 : L'événement de référence en marketing web pour les PME (in French only) | Montréal
October 17 and 18
Rendez-vous des écomatériaux (in French only) | Asbestos
October 18
Tournée de l’initiative manufacturière IQ (in French only) | Saint-Georges
October 18
Rendez-vous de l’entrepreneuriat Bellechasse-Etchemins (in French only) | Lac-Etchemin
October 19
Congrès Quartier des affaires du Québec (in French only) | Laval
October 19 to 22
Montreal Fall HomeExpo | Montréal
October 20
Rencontres Novae: meetings, visits and discussions with the most inspiring entrepreneurs, creators and influencers (in French only) | 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
October 26
Tournée de l’initiative manufacturière IQ (in French only) | Rivière-du-Loup

November

November 2
Tournée de l’initiative manufacturière IQ (in French only) | Saint-Jérôme
November 6 and 7
Renewable Energy Infrastructure Symposium – Northeastern perspectives | Montréal
November 6 to 10
Semaine des réseaux sociaux (in French only) | Online + 1 seminar in Québec
November 7
Congrès Excellence Tourisme (in French only) | Laval
November 8 to 18
Hub Montréal – International gathering at the crossroads of creative industries | Montréal
November 13 to 24
Semaine des entrepreneurs à l’école | All regions
November 15
Bivouac – Salon du travailleur autonome (in French only) | Québec
November 30 and December 1
Réno Export (in French only) | Montréal

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