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Grants, contributions and financial assistance

  • Advisory Services Program – stream 2 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
    You could get 75% of expenses up to $3000 (per project) to partner with other local agri-businesses to market and find co-development opportunities.

  • Agri-Food Action/Prevention — Stream 1 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get up to $50,000 to cover up to 75% of the costs for a project that promotes best practices for management and control of health and food risks.

  • Agri-Food Action/Prevention — Stream 3 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get up to $50,000 to cover up to 75% of the costs of complying with the standards and the adoption of best practices for the management and control of health and food risks.

  • AgriCompetitiveness Program 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    National associations and Indigenous groups can apply for up to $5 million over 5 years to cover 50% of the costs of activities that help the agricultural sector to leverage, coordinate and build on existing capacity; enhance safety; adapt to changing commercial and regulatory environments; seize new opportunities; share best practices; and provide mentorship opportunities.

  • Agrifood Innov’Action — Technology Adaptation 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get 70% of your costs covered when you undertake a technological adaptation project linked to agricultural production or food processing activities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Get up to $35,000 for a 1-year project, and up to $70,000 for a 2-year project.

  • Assistance for Businesses in Regions Under Maximum Alert 

    ​Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    If your business is located in a Quebec 'red zone' and has closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, get a non-repayable loan to cover up to 80% of eligible core operating costs to a maximum of $15,000/month of closure.

  • CED Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your SME or non-profit is working on a project to become more environmentally friendly, improve productivity, strengthen commercialization or integrate with regional and global supply chains, you could get a contribution to help with some of the costs.

  • CED Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative — Indigenous stream 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your SME or non-profit is working on a project to become more environmentally friendly, improve productivity, strengthen commercialization or integrate with regional and global supply chains, you could get a contribution to help with some of the costs

  • CED Tourism Relief Fund - Quebec 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    ​If you’re working on a project to enhance tourism experiences in your region or helping the community attract more visitors, you could get a $100,000 non-repayable contribution for up to 50% of your project’s costs or a $500,000 repayable contribution for up to 75% of the costs.

  • CED Tourism Relief Fund — Indigenous stream 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If you’re working on a project to enhance tourism experiences in your region or helping the community attract more visitors, you could get a maximum $100,000 non-repayable contribution for up to 50% of your project’s costs or a maximum $500,000 repayable contribution for up to 75% of the costs. If you’re also a non-profit, the contribution is most likely non-repayable.

  • Canada Community Revitalization Fund - Quebec 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Your NPO, municipality, community group or Aboriginal community has community infrastructure improvement projects? you could receive up to $750,000 to carry them out.

  • Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency

    Get up to $500 per week for up to 38 weeks, per household, if you haven’t been able to work for at least 50% of your normal work week because you are caring for children or other dependent family members.

  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    Get up to $500 per week for two weeks if you are employed or self-employed and need to take time off because you’re sick or need to self-isolate.

  • Economic Diversification Fund — Central Quebec and La Mauricie 

    Investissement Québec
    Contributions or loans for business development projects in central Quebec or the Mauricie.

  • Engage and Sustain — Artistic Institutions 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant covering up to 25% of your total revenues, if you carry out activities that encourage and promote the work of creators, strengthening their relationships with the public.

  • Farm Credit Canada — Loans and lending options 

    Farm Credit Canada
    You could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation.

  • Financial Assistance for Industrial Energy Management Projects 

    Natural Resources Canada
    Get a contribution of up to $40,000 to cover 50% of the costs of an energy management project, or a process integration and computational fluid dynamics study.

  • Fonds Moins c'est plus (in French only)

    ​La Ruche
    ​Do you have an innovative project that supports waste management? You could receive a contribution of up to $25,000 and the possibility of having a participatory financing campaign.

  • Fonds d'initiative et de rayonnement de la métropole (in French only)

    ​Affaires municipales et Habitation
    Receive financial support of up to $500,000 to implement a project that aims to improve the development, promotion and influence of Montreal and the metropolitan region in terms of economic, cultural, environmental and social development.

  • Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get financial assistance to help increase domestic demand for Canadian turkey and chicken products through promotional activities. These activities can include product demonstrations, on-farm food safety and traceability programs, animal care programs, market research, and more.

  • Organic farming transition conversion support – Stream 2 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
    Get financial assistance of up to $20,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses related to the construction or modification of livestock breeding facilities in order to meet organic standards.

  • Organic farming transition conversion support — Stream 1 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
    This program offers up to $20,000 to convert your livestock, crop, honey or maple farming operation to organic standards, including $10,000 for pre-certification and $10,000 for certification.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 1 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 70% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 2 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If you were 35 years old or younger on January 1, 2021, get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 85% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Quebec Economic Development Program 

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    ​Find out about financial and other resources that can help you develop your Quebec business.

  • Recyc-Québec — Ecocentre network optimization — Stream 2 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    ​Receive up to $75,000 in funding to cover up to 70% of expenses to improve accessibility or implementation of good material management practices in an existing ecocentre or ecocentre network.

  • Recyc-Québec — Opportunities in targeted material 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    ​Get a grant of up to $100K to cover up to 70% of eligible costs for projects to reduce at the source materials that are difficult to manage.

  • Regional tourism partnership agreement – stream 1 

    ​Ministère du Tourisme
    You could get a non-repayable grant to adapt areas for tourists and employees to new Government of Quebec health measures.

  • Regional tourism partnership agreement – stream 2 

    ​Ministère du Tourisme
    You could get assistance in the form of a grant for collaborative projects that help tourism SMEs adapt to new Quebec government health measures in response to COVID-19.

  • Retail Business Consolidation Fund 

    ​PME MTL
    ​Do you own a commercial enterprise and need help to recover economically from the crisis? You could receive a grant of up to $10,000.

  • Retail business renovation subsidy 

    City of Montréal
    ​If you are the owner of a commercial building in Montreal, you could obtain a grant to modernize the layout of your business.

  • SME In Action Program — Support for SME productivity 

    Investissement Québec
    Non-repayable contribution of up to $50,000 for supply chain optimization, implementation of management systems or customer relationship management systems, applying production standards or implementing a cost accounting system.

  • Subsidy for universal access to businesses 

    ​City of Montreal
    ​If you want to improve the accessibility of your business premises in Montreal, you could get a grant to offset eligible costs.

  • Tourism Industry Recovery Program (in French only)

    ​Tourisme et loisirs
    Obtain up to $5 million for the implementation and execution of projects aimed at developing and consolidating an innovative, scalable and sustainable tourism offer to ensure the sustainability and competitiveness of the Quebec tourism industry. 

  • Tourist establishment accessibility program 

    ​Kéroul
    ​This program provides financial assistance to tourism enterprises wishing to improve their infrastructures to make them accessible to people with disabilities.

Other resources

You can also consult our other directories of financing programs.

You could also avail yourself of non-financial resources to succeed in your business venture.

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