Flat-rate subsidy for businesses in areas affected by major construction

Last updated September 29, 2023

Is your business located in part of the Montréal agglomeration and being affected by work carried out by the city, the STM or a neighbouring municipality? You could get a lump sum of $5,000 if your business is eligible for this program.



The program aims to:

  • Help merchants stay in business during a major infrastructure project near their establishment
  • Support Montréal’s commercial vitality and dynamics

The lump sum of $5,000 may be awarded for each qualifying business operated by the same company.

Applications will be accepted until available funds are exhausted.

This program’s unique features include the following elements:

  • The subsidy can be paid at the beginning of a construction project.
  • It is not necessary to prove a loss of profits to get the subsidy.
  • Only one subsidy per institution may be awarded for the duration of the program, which is three years long.

Additional program

In addition to this program, the city offers financial assistance of up to $40,000 per fiscal year to eligible businesses in areas affected by major construction.

You can apply to both programs.


Eligible businesses

To be eligible for the program, businesses must:

  • Sell retail goods, rent products or provide consumer services
  • Be in operation before the start of the project
  • Be located in an eligible area

Eligible areas

Eligible areas must be affected by construction projects that meet the following criteria: 

  • Major public infrastructure works under the authority of the city, a neighbouring municipality or the Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
  • Last at least six months
  • Create obstructions to vehicle traffic
  • Begin on or after the date on which the program was adopted (June 15, 2023) 

These areas will be designated by the city’s executive committee.

To find out if your business is in an eligible area, use the map below. You can enter your address using the search tool or use the map to navigate.


Massage services and the following activities, as defined in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS2022, Version 1.0), are excluded:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services (sector 54) other than interior design services (class 54141) and photographic services (class 54192)
  • Financial and insurance services (sector 52)
  • Health care and social assistance services (sector 62), with the exception of day-care services (class 62441)
  • Real estate services (sub-sector 531) other than self-service mini-warehouse services (class 53113)

Apply now

An application must be submitted for each eligible business.

1. Gather the following documents in digital format:


2. Complete the following form and attach the required documents.

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