Programs – PME MTL

PME MTL - Centre-ville is the City of Montreal’s business support network. Its mission is to provide a range of professional services to entrepreneurs from the private and social economy sectors. Key players in supporting the launch and growth of SMEs, the experts at PME MTL provide custom support to entrepreneurs through management consulting and financing.

Fonds Entrepreneuriat commercial

This fund is geared to start-up or growth companies. Its goal is to support the establishment and growth of commercial businesses and provide support for their electronic commerce projects.

In order to support projects in commercial entrepreneurship,
a grant of up to $25,000 may be allocated.

Retail Business Consolidation

This fund aims to support retail businesses who wish to consolidate their activities as a result of the exceptional circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. This financial assistance aims to help businesses with projects to consolidate or resume activities in the wake of changes brought about by the pandemic. You can request financial assistance for:

  • The digitalization of your company;
  • Setting up of an online boutique;
  • Changing the physical layout of your place of business to implement the preventive measures recommended by the CNESST.

The maximum amount of this grant is $10,000 and may
not exceed 75% of the total cost of the project.

Call for projets - Fonds Entrepreneuriat commercial (FEC)

This call for projets supports the opening of innovative businesses, the diversification of the commercial offer of existing establishments and, in a complementary manner, e-commerce initiatives. To be eligible for a grant from Fonds Entrepreneuriat Commercial, the business or its executives must meet the following conditions:

  • Present a business plan or project summary, up-to-date or forecast financial statements;
  • Demonstrate that the company brings added value to the existing commercial offer;
  • Ensure a down payment of at least 20% of the total cost of the project, which cannot be less than $5,000;
  • Other conditions (to know more, visith the PME MTL website)

The maximum amount of this grant is $25,000 and may
not exceed 25% of the total cost of the project.