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Salon des Jeunes entrepreneurs immigrants (in French only) | Montréal
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.
Québec, ville entrepreneuriale 2016
(in French only)
You could obtain financing in the form of a non-repayable contribution for the creation of an innovative job-creating company in the Greater Québec City area.
Registration deadline: October 3, 2016, 4 p.m.
Programme Action-Climat du Fonds d’action québécois pour le développement durable (FAQDD)
(in French only)
You could receive financial assistance to achieve your project aimed at reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions or adapting to climate change.
Registration deadline: October 12, 2016, January 18, 2017
Forum du développement économique de Saint-Michel
(in French only)
Be one of 5 entrepreneurs who will receive financial and expert support to accelerate their innovative entrepreneurial or socio-economic project in Saint-Michel.
Registration deadline: October 14, 2016
Fonds franco-québécois pour la coopération décentralisée
(in French only)
Get financial support to develop partnerships or long-term exchanges between Quebec and France.
Registration deadline: October 16, 2016
Startup Québec – partenariats internationaux d’échange de startups
(in French only)
Get funding for your incubator, accelerator or academic entrepreneurship center to establish international startup exchange partnerships.
Registration deadline: November 1, 2016, 4 p.m.

Trade missions

World Trade Centre Montréal
Trade missions section of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal's website
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)

Business opportunities

See the International Business Meetings section of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal's website

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
Prix Innovation en alimentation
You could receive a $2,000 grant and recognition for your innovative agribusiness technologies or products.
Registration deadline: September 30, 2016
Métayer mycologue – entrepreneur créateur d’expériences
(in French only)
Be among the candidates to present their innovative ideas to experts on developing mushroom tourism and forest products in view of a partnership.
Registration deadline: September 30, 2016
Concours entrePrism
(in French only)
You could be accepted to this support program for starting or growing a business.
Registration deadline: September 30, 2016
Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
As an undergraduate college/university student entrepreneur you could receive mentorship and make connections to take your business to the next level.
Registration deadline: October 4, 2016
Grands prix de la culture des Laurentides
(in French only)
Your involvement in the history and heritage of the Laurentians could win you a $500 or $1,000 grant.
Registration deadline: October 6, 2016
Canada's Best Managed Companies
Receive recognition for the excellence of your business whose turnover exceeds $10 million.
Registration deadline: October 6, 2016
Concours Prestige SJEI
(in French only)
Enter this competition dedicated to young immigrant entrepreneurs to win a range of services and promotional products.
Registration deadline: October 7, 2016
Prix EnviroLys
(in French only)
Get recognition for your expertise in the green economy sector and the environmental services industry.
Registration deadline: October 14, 2016
Test your pitch – Montréal
Present and discuss their business project with our panel of angel investors and members of Anges Québec.
Registration deadline: October 16, 2016, 11 p.m.
Prix d'excellence Cecobois
(in French only)
Have your most impressive achievements recognized in architecture, engineering or innovation involving wood.
Registration deadline: November 4, 2016, 4 p.m.
(in French only)
Your graphic design project could appear on Infopresse and be recognized at an event for studios, agencies, suppliers, and advertisers.
Registration deadline: November 4, 2016
SME Passport
Be one of the 23 companies chosen to benefit from a sustained guidance program that will accelerate their international business development.
Registration deadline: November 7, 2016, 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: November 14, 2016, February 14 and May 14, 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, 2016
Concours Dunamis
(in French only)
Increase awareness of your Laval company and create a positive impact on your employees.
Registration deadline: December 9, 2016, 4 p.m.
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 until December 16, 2016
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 23, 2016
Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas)
Register to win a cash prize or a scholarship awarded to young innovative entrepreneurs.
Registration deadline: January 15, 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: February 3, 2017, 5 p.m.


September 2016

Montréal Civil Aviation Week | Montréal
Rencontres Novae: meetings, visits and discussions with the most inspiring entrepreneurs, creators and influencers (in French only) | Montréal

October 2016

Événement Les Affaires – Intelligence consommateurs (in French only) | Montréal
Événement Les Affaires – Électrification des transports (in French only) | Montréal
Xplor: The convention of mining exploration | Montréal
Conférence Novæ Momentum (in French only) | Montréal
Le futur de la santé : l'impact de la révolution 3.0 (in French only) | Montréal
Forum Femmes, leadership et communication (in French only) | Montréal
Big Bang 2016 – Le R.-V. ventes et marketing pour les TIC (in French only) | Bromont
Événement Les Affaires – Gestion du changement (in French only) | Montréal
Forum Marque-employeur (in French only) | Montréal
Événement Les Affaires – Gestion d’immeubles (in French only) | Montréal
Wear It Smart – Conference dedicated to smart clothing and accessories | Montréal
Événement Les Affaires – Croissance PME (in French only)
Colloque régional 2016 pour entrepreneurs (in French only) | Granby
Colloque québécois sur l’acier (in French only) | Québec
Événement Les Affaires – Service à la clientèle 360 (in French only) | Montréal
RDV commandite et événement (in French only) | Montréal
Événement Les Affaires – Villes intelligentes (in French only) | Montréal
World Congress of the Jeune chambre internationale | Québec

November 2016

Rendez-vous Réseau M 2016 (in French only) | Montréal
Marketing et tourisme (in French only) | Montréal
Franchise Expo | Montréal
Strategic forum stratégique – Life sciences | Montréal
Événement Les Affaires – Stratégie maritime du Québec (in French only) | Montréal
Salon des meilleures pratiques d'affaires (MPA) (in French only) | Montréal
RDV Design (in French only) | Montréal
Colloque 2016 de l'Association des clubs d'entrepreneurs étudiants (ACEE) du Québec (in French only) | Drummondville
Semaine mondiale de l'entrepreneuriat (in French only) | Various regions
Camp NB | St-Hubert
Forum du développement économique de Saint-Michel (in French only) | Montréal
Québec Mines | Québec
Camp NB | Laval
Sommet de Montréal sur l'innovation (SMI) (in French only) | Montréal
Responsabilité de marque (in French only) | Montréal

December 2016

Tendances marketing (in French only) | Montréal

January 2017

Forum data et programmatique (in French only) | Montréal

February 2017

Tendances consommateur (in French only) | Montréal
Télévision et multiécran (in French only) | Montréal

March 2017

RDV Marketing (in French only) | Montréal
Relations publiques (in French only) | Montréal

April 2017

100% Mobilité (in French only) | Montréal
Génération milléniaux (in French only) | Montréal

May 2017

Mai 2017
Camp NB | Montréal
Tendances technologie (in French only) | Montréal

June 2017

Marketing et alimentation (in French only) | Montréal
Marketing de contenu (in French only) | Montréal


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