You must be working full time on the project.
You must reside in Greater Montréal (Montréal metropolitan community) and the head office must be on the island of Montréal.
You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or have a Quebec Selection Certificate.
You must have a for-profit enterprise.
You must be ready for commercialization or you must have started making recurring sales for less than 12 months. In case you have not started sales, present a prototype, a product or validated service or present the result of your MVP.
You must have at least 50% control de facto on your company. At least 50% of shares with voting rights must thus be detained by the eligible candidate(s).
Innovation and impact
The solution (product/service) is innovative, meets a real need on the market and brings an effective impact on society.
The project has the capacity to create jobs over a period of 3 years. Number of jobs that may be created.
The project has strong growth potential.
The members of the co-founding team have complementary experiences and skills related to the project.
Market validation has been completed, and there is a minimum viable product (MVP).
Realism of the project
Business model, viability of revenue model, operational feasibility.
« Being a Mtl inc. Laureate means being part of the select club of the next generation of Montreal entrepreneurs. It means having a network of very accessible peers and professionals who share contacts and expertise. Mtl inc. is an important advantage in our company’s growth and success. »
JP Desjardins, The Wallrus - Lauréat 2013
You may apply if you and your associates have reached the age of majority (18) as required by law in Quebec. There is no upper age limit for applicants. Grant+ is now open to all entrepreneurs aged 18 and over.
You may apply for a grant if your personal residence is in Greater Montréal. Your company’s head office must be in Montréal proper.
At a minimum, you must have a Quebec Selection Certificate to apply for Grant+. However, disbursement of the grant will be conditional on your obtaining permanent resident status if your project is selected.
Before you apply, make sure you are legally allowed to start a business. Make sure your business project satisfies the Grant+ eligibility criteria. Note that self-employed worker projects are not eligible.
The list of documents required is available here.
No business model is required. Only a summary presentation of your business model is required. Please refer to the Basics of the Business Model.
Only worker co-operatives may apply for Grant+ (other forms of co-operatives are not eligible).
You may apply if it’s for a different project. You can’t reapply for a previously rejected project.