Business and Innovation

Support for businesses

To support its economy, in collaboration with its partners, the city is launching measures for private and collective companies, merchants and support organizations.

Programs and measures

PME MTL, the city’s business support network, offers loans and subsidies to support startup and growth of Montréal businesses. It also offers customized support with experts free of charge.

Funding for sustainable development

In a context of ecological transition, Montréal is offering support to companies that would like to implement sustainable renovation and rehabilitation of contaminated soil. 

Sustainable industrial buildings subsidy
Contaminated land rehabilitation subsidy
Financial support for owners of industrial lots in eastern Montréal
Sustainable development, mobility and practices projects: Subsidies for companies

Subsidy for business linking 

To support innovation marketing, Montréal is offering up and coming businesses up to $50,000 to develop a linking project with a large organization. 

Open Innovation Subsidy Program for start-up companies

Support for circular economy

Synergie Montréal offers support to companies that would like to adopt principles of circular economy to be part of a more sustainable economy. 

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Merchants

Retail businesses in the Montreal agglomeration are eligible for measures that have been implemented for businesses. The city and its partners also have specific support and funding measures to offer.

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Social economy businesses

Social economy businesses, cooperatives and non-profits are eligible for measures created for businesses and companies. They can also get financial support that is customized to their needs, free advisory services and training.

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Support organizations

Montréal supports NPOs in its economic ecosystem. Through calls for projects, non-profit organizations can get funding to carry out innovative projects for businesses in various sectors.

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Economic stimulus plans and measures

2021 plan: Acting now to prepare recovery

This plan provides for a $60 million investment and includes 10 support measures that are a continuation of the first recovery plan. It aims to support sectors that have been made more fragile by the crisis; to set the stage for a green, resilient and inclusive recovery; and to mobilize all partners around the city’s recovery. 

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Specific support measures for the downtown area

Montréal is partnering with the Québec government to invest $25 million in a series of tangible measures to revitalize this area, which has been hit hard by the crisis.

View the measures