To complement traditional financing sources and stimulate entrepreneurship in Québec, the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation is collaborating with Entreprendre Ici to offer up to 25 grants annually, with a maximum value of $25,000 each to ethnocultural diversity entrepreneurs who are planning to create or develop a business, all around Québec. Recipients will also receive mentoring as needed.

 Eligibility criteria’s

  • Being 18 years of age or over

  • Being a Canadian citizen or permanent resident 

  • Having your head office in Quebec (or reside in Quebec if you are in the pre-startup phase)

  • 50% or more of the shares/ownership must be held by individuals belonging to ethnocultural diversity.

  • Before awarding the grants, register the project at Registaire des entreprises du Québec.

 Excluded projects

  • Sexual, religious or political projects

  • Projects related to illicit or recreational drugs

  • Projects of bars or nightclubs

End of the candidacy period for the 2018 edition

The candidacy period for the 2018 edition ended on August 24, 2018 at midnight. We thank all the candidates and we wish them good luck.

Announcement of the laureates

The laureates will be revealed during the week of September 17th to September 21st, 2018. An official award ceremony will be organised and the presence of candidates (or laureates) is mandatory.

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