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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: email@example.com
The organization also offers a schedule of free online and in-person training for a variety of subjects. Discover the 2022-2023 schedule.
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
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 2022-2023 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
Financial assistance program for businesses affected by major construction
This financial assistance program is aimed at reducing the impact of work sites for establishments located in areas affected by major construction.
Eligible areas in Old Montreal:
Financial aid up to 40 000 $
Deadlines: Dec. 22nd 2022 for the Saint-Paul area and May 30th 2024 for the Saint-Antoine Est area.
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.
Programme de rayonnement de la gastronomie hors Québec
The Office montréalais de la gastronomie is launching its 2nd project call for the Programme de rayonnement de la gastronomie montréalaise.
This program wishes to support large scale initiatives that will highlight Montreal food scene outside of the province, and that will generate revenues for this economic sector.
Gestionnaire de l’Office montréalais de la gastronomie
PME MTL is a network of experts in financing and training entrepreneurs and enterprises. Extensive help is offered to Montreal businesses and entrepreneur regarding emergecy financial aid and financing.
You may directly contact Ana Luisa Cano - PME MTL downtown office at 514-879-0555 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Practical guide for Old Montreal businesses
Conduct a market study
Conduct an online survey :
Sources of general information :
The Association restauration Québec (ARQ) offers its "Practical Guide for Opening a Restaurant".
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.
École des entrepreneurs du Québec
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