TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Détail formation

SUPPORT AND TRAINING

The Old Montreal SDC is offering a free, personnalized 6-hour support session with retail training. This session is free to all members of the Old Montreal SDC. To redeem this offer, you may contact Daniel Tanguay directly at his email: dtanguay@detailformation.com

The organization also offers a schedule of free online training for a variety of subjects.

Mon commerce en ligne

*training at-cost to client

Supported by the government of Quebec, Mon commerce en ligne is intended for Quebec businesses in the retail commerce sector that have less than 100 employees and under 5 locations. Using its platform, business owners may conduct digital diagnostic tests which will target the best technological tools to use for their digital conversion. Afterward, they will attend training and receive support from a team of experts that will allow them to use these tools to their fullest potential. No matter the businesses' level of technological maturity, the program's personalized training will let you achieve a simple and efficient transformation.

For more information regarding costs and admissibility criteria, please refer to their website.

Free continued training

FINANCING, FUNDING, AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Old Montreal Cultural Offering Support Program

This program, set up thanks to financial support from the City of Montreal, allows the Old Montreal SDC and various neighbourhood cultural installations to develop a schedule of dynamic and free activities, based on the expertise and creativity of Old Montreal's institutions. Partners developed through this program can offer a quality entertanment schedule for the 2021-2022 season to the area, supporting the economic recovery movement.

The promotion of all cultural activities linked to this program is done through the Old Montreal SDC's social media, as well as on the website vieuxmontreal.ca

N.B.: Businesses qualifying for this support program must be SDC members and belong to the cultural activity sector.

"Artère en transformation" : Subsidy for businesses

This subsidy program offers financial aid up to $250,000 per building, to remodel and modernize affected commercial spaces. This program is free to businesses establshed in the "Saint-Paul Street East and Surrounding Area" zone; you may consult the ordinance to see if your business qualifies.

Deadline: February 1st, 2023

Contact: Vincent Meunier

Economic Development Commissioner

Economic Development Office, City of Montreal

Subsidy to develop collaborative work spaces downtown

This program falls under the "Acting Now to Prepare Recovery" plan. With a budget of $2,000,000, it aims to support the transformation of downtown Montreal offices into collaborative spaces that are shared mutually between several businesses. The projects selected may receive financial support up to $100,000. Deadline: November 30th, 2022 at 6 p.m.

PME MTL

PME MTL is a network of experts in financing and training entrepreneurs and enterprises. You may directly contact PME MTL at their downtown office at 514-879-0555. Extensive help is offered to Montreal businesses and entrepreneur regarding emergecy financial aid and financing.

Special Support from the BDC during the COVID-19 pandemic

The BDC offers various financing solutions and links to government sponsored financial aid programs.

Quebec National Library and Archives (BAnQ)

Where can you find the funding to finance your project? What programs and financial aid are you eligible for? Where can you find governmental, non-governmental, and community organization institutions that offer financing? Under what conditions can you receive a grant or call upon a business incubator? The BAnQ has composed a list of several resources to aid you in your search for financing.

Emploi-Québec

Workforce Training Assessment:

The workforce training assessment program for businesses aims to support the development of skills in persons at risk of losing their job. This program may also help to maintain expertise at your business. You may receive technical or financial aid for:

- defining your training needs;

- realizing your training program;

- evaluating the efficacy of your received training.

Financial Aid for Hiring:

Emploi-Quebec also offers employers, through several intermediary programs, financial aid for hiring to encourage them to award posts to people who may need a helping hand with integrating into the job market.

STATISTICS, STUDIES, AND RESEARCH

Tourisme Montréal Database

This database contains numbers and statistics on tourism, airport fares, tourist attractions' frequency of visits, etc.

Canadian Consumer Insights 2021

Annual study by PwC on consumers' habits and retail trends. The study is divided in two parts:

Pulse 1: The retail landscape of the future

Pulse 2: Understanding the Canadian consumer of the moment

PERSPECTIVES TOURISTIQUES 2022

(In french only) PERSPECTIVES TOURISTIQUES 2022: Clientèle | Organisations | Destinations is a study by the Chaire de Tourisme Transat ESG UQÀM.

Culinary Tourism in Montréal 2020-2021

This information document was created by Tourisme Montréal.

EXTERNAL EVENTS AND TRAINING SCHEDULE

CEIM

CQCD

ARQ

École des entrepreneurs du Québec

Les Affaires

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EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS ORGANIZED BY THE SDC

Calendar

Our calendar of events has been been temporarily put on hold since March 2020 due to the pandemic. We are slowly resuming certain activites with great respect to the health and safety regulations currently in effect. To stay up to date about our upcoming events, subscribe to our Gens du Vieux newsletter!