Assistance, grants and tax credits

Assistance, grants and tax credits


ACEM - Financement communautaire responsable

A grassroots initiative rooted in Montreal since 1990, ACEM - Montreal Community Loan Association is a Canadian pioneer in the microcredit / community credit sector, thanks to engaged citizens and their social impact investments.


Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) - Francization in the worplace 100% free

Emploi-Québec subsidizes 100% of francization training in the workplace:

CSDM offers a turnkey service:

- We prepare your grant application;
- We evaluate the level of your employees;
- We prepare customized training according to your needs and objectives.


OSEntreprendre Challenge

With its Student Entrepreneurship component that recognizes youth from elementary school through to university and its Business Creation component that supports new entrepreneurs, the OSEEntreprendre Challenge reaches some 40,000 participants annually and encourages those who have the audacity to take action. In addition to a ton of pride, $ 600,000 will be awarded to prize winners through local, regional and national levels.
(website in French only)


E-business tax credits – Investissement Québec

This tax measure is designed to consolidate the development of information technologies (IT) throughout Québec. It enables specialized corporations that carry out innovative, high-value-added activities in the IT sector to obtain a tax credit of an annual maximum of $25,000 per eligible employee.


Fondation Montréal Inc - grant

The Foundation is in a position to award grants to facilitate the start-up of new businesses in Montreal. 
Since its creation in 1996, the Foundation has invested over $5.8 million in grants in 817 new businesses that created over 2,468 jobs.


Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal (JCCM) - Le Fonds ADM / 375 Idées

The Fonds ADM / 375 idées is an initiative of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal (JCCM), in partnership with Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) and the Board of Governors of Montreal’s 375th anniversary. The purpose of the project is to promote Montreal’s young entrepreneurs and to financially encourage their projects, with the ultimate goal of increasing the city’s entrepreneurial activity. The JCCM wishes to support at least 375 innovative Montreal entrepreneurs from now until the city’s 400th anniversary by awarding microloans of $3,750 per project.
(website in french only)


Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ)

Through its Entrepreneurship program, LOJIQ supports young entrepreneurs in the pursuit of international projects as part of their business journey. This program is open to 18-35 year olds, whether they are in the start-up phase or already in business. Projects supported range from participation in an event (trade show, conference, convention, etc.), to the completion of a market research visit or a trade mission. It is possible to either submit one's project through LOJIQ's portal or to respond to calls for participants available on its website.
(website in french only)


Production of Multimedia Titles – tax credit – Investissement Québec

This measure is designed to encourage the production of multimedia titles in Québec. Eligible corporations can obtain a refundable tax credit, up to 37.5% of eligible labour expenditures.


Recherche et développement (R&D) - crédit d'impôt



Support for Self-Employment - Emploi Québec

Financial assistance to develop a business plan and start a business.


Tax Credit for the Integration of IT in SMBs – tax credit – Investissement Québec

This tax measure encourages Québec SMBs to integrate IT into their business processes. Eligible corporations can obtain a refundable tax credit equal 20% of eligible expenditures related to a qualified IT integration contract. The total amount of the credit is limited to $50,000 for the duration of the credit.


The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)

The BCIP helps Canadian companies of all sizes move their state-of-the-art goods and services from the laboratory to the marketplace. This program helps innovators:

  • Land a first major reference sale
  • Sell their innovation, but keep the intellectual property
  • Get their innovation tested in a real-life setting
  • Gain feedback to help get products to market faster

The program pays up to $500,000 for non-military innovations and up to $1,000,000 for military innovations.