Young Entrepreneurs – Know where to find support!

Young Entrepreneurs – Know where to find support!

Due to the aging of the population, several challenges will have to be faced in Quebec in the coming years. These include the sustainability of the entrepreneurial culture. It is therefore of utmost importance to promote entrepreneurship among young people to ensure succession. In addition to your Carrefour Jeunesse Center, many organizations contribute to developing the entrepreneurial culture of young people and can support you in your efforts.

Here is a variety of information on resources offered by youth entrepreneurship support organizations, such as funding, training and mentoring, tools, statistics, etc.

Good research … and good luck!

OSEntreprendre Challenge

The OSEntreprendre Challenge aims to stimulate the desire to undertake and promote entrepreneurial initiatives. To this end, it organizes a recognition process at three different levels: local, regional and national. Three sections are open to those interested in applying: Student Entrepreneurship, Business Creation and Success Inc. The organization is also the instigator of the Entrepreneurs at School Week, which aims to raise awareness of entrepreneurship among high school students in all regions of Quebec.

Quebec School of Entrepreneurs

The École des entrepreneurs du Québec is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing skills for start-up, growth and business acquisition. It meets the specific needs of entrepreneurs from all walks of life by providing an accessible, flexible and associative experience in an entrepreneurial environment.

Here are some of the services of the School:

Self-Employment Support Measure
Offer the support of a consultant specialized in entrepreneurial development for two years and financial support.
Training Starting a business
For entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals and business owners who wish to develop their business plan and prepare a business plan or recovery plan.
Workshops on starting a business
Offers entrepreneurs start-up workshops to help them plan, think and realize their business plans.


Emploi-Québec offers the Jeunes Volunteers program to people between the ages of 16 and 29 who have entrepreneurial ambitions and wish to make them a reality in a project. Young participants may be eligible for an allowance or reimbursement of certain expenses.

Entrepreneurship Quebec

Entrepreneurship Québec offers the program Launching a Business, funded by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, which allows entrepreneurs to start their business with personalized support provided by consultants and trainers. experience. The organization also offers the Effective Business Management program, which aims to support entrepreneurs and managers who wish to improve the management of their businesses in the following areas: sales, marketing, finance, human resources management and business management. time and priorities

Montreal Foundation Inc.
The Montreal Foundation inc. is a non-profit organization that invests in companies started by young Montrealers between the ages of 18 and 35, giving them a scholarship of up to $ 30,000. The Foundation also offers various services such as mentoring, coaching and training.

Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada is a non-profit organization that provides young and new business owners aged 18 to 39 with financing, mentoring and tools to help them build sustainable businesses. Its internationally recognized mentoring program allows for the personalized matching of young entrepreneurs and business experts from a network of nearly 3,000 volunteer mentors.

The following programs are offered by the organization:

Funding and Mentoring
Allows young people who want to become business owners
get financial help and mentorship to start or buy their business.
Newcomers Program Helps newcomer youth get help to start their business.
Spin Master Innovation Fund Provides Young Entrepreneurs who innovate in their sector of activity a personalized support.


I’m undertaking. it allows young people, thanks to a portal specially designed for them, to live an incursion into the world of entrepreneurship. This site is a place of exchange, networking and information to demystify entrepreneurship and discover the different stages and opportunities of starting a business. In addition, using the interactive game Bungee, young people can test their entrepreneurial potential.

The Intrapreneurial Initiative
The non-profit organization The Intrapreneurial Initiative’s mission is to support two generations of entrepreneurs in the creation of new intrapreneurial projects. To do this, he proposes the Intrapreneurial Course. This 12-week program offers young people the opportunity to start their own project, while developing their assets as a manager and owner, with the help of a godparent whom they sponsor. find in their surroundings.

Moovjee Québec

Moovjee Québec helps young Quebec entrepreneurs to develop their full entrepreneurial potential by offering them networking and training and by facilitating other tailor-made activities. All activities are based on good mentoring practices as well as expert advice on entrepreneurship. The organization also awards the Moovjee Québec Prizes each year, which recognizes young people who have distinguished themselves during the year by starting their own business.

Les Offices jeunesse internationale du Québec
The International Youth Offices of Quebec (LOJIQ), a group of four international youth mobility organizations, present a service offer for Quebec youth dedicated to the pursuit of its professional and personal development objectives in an international context.

Here are the international programs offered by LOJIQ:
Academic studies, internships and student projects Offer support to students wishing to study abroad or who wish to validate acquired from their training by an international project or internship within the framework of their udes. Emploi, insertion sociale et professionnelle Support job seekers and young people who have undertaken a process of social and professional integration and who wish to gain work experience abroad and promotes their employability. Entrepreneurship Offers support to young people entrepreneurs wishing to take part in an important activity, for example a business fair, a fair or a congress, make a prospecting trip or carry out a trade mission. Professional development Supports projects that allow young professionals to access networks of international partners that promote the exchange of expertise and know-how. Citizen engagement Supports people who are socially involved in their community and who wish to carry out a project abroad related to their citizen involvement.

Place aux jeunes en région
The objective of the organization Place aux jeunes en région is to stimulate business creation in the regions while facilitating the migration and job retention of graduates aged 18 to 35. Also encouraging entrepreneurship, the organization releases a list of business opportunities and business transfer opportunities in the regions to ensure succession. It also offers support to young people with an entrepreneurial profile wishing to settle in the regions, for example by offering them exploratory stays and remote assistance.

Portail Entrepreneurship
Funded by the Youth Secretariat of the Ministère du Conseil exécutif, this portal presents two entrepreneurship training programs supported by the Ministère de l’Éducation, of Higher Education and Research, ie pre-startup training and post-start training.

Grouping of young chambers of commerce in Quebec

The Regroupement des jeunes chambers de commerce du Québec has a network of young chambers of commerce and youth wings established throughout Quebec. These organizations are usually aimed at entrepreneurs, business people and professionals aged 18 to 40 years old. Young Chambers and Youth Wings organize various activities for their members, including networking activities, competitions, trainings and conferences.

Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec

The Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec is home to more than a hundred youth and employment hubs in all regions of Quebec. Their mission is to support young people between the ages of 16 and 35 in their vocational guidance and their integration into the labor market. They also offer assistance to young people interested in entrepreneurship by offering, among other things, awareness-raising workshops and coaching to make their business idea a reality. The Network has designed two tools for young people. entrepreneurs: Undertake: the user manual Presents young Quebecers with entrepreneurial resources to help them discover entrepreneurship and make them aware of the main services they can benefit from. Find your Find a youth hub -employment in Quebec.

SADC Network and CAE

Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) and Centers for Community Development Business Assistance (CAE) offers many forms of assistance to entrepreneurship in the regions of Quebec. The Youth Strategy, in particular, provides financial support to young people between the ages of 18 and 35 for starting, acquiring or expanding their business.

Services Québec – Citizens: Young people

The Youth e-guide of the Services Québec – Citoyens portal lists information on government programs and services for young people aged 15 to 29. It includes mentoring services or programs whose objective is to develop entrepreneurship skills in this clientele. This guide also contains a directory of links to relevant resources for young entrepreneurs.

Youth Investment Corporation

The Société d’Investissement Jeunesse offers entrepreneurs aged 18 to 35 a personal loan guarantee to financially support their start-up, acquisition or investment projects in the capital stock of a company in Québec. This guarantee is granted according to the conditions corresponding to the following three aspects: Purchaser, Associate and Founder. In addition to these guarantee programs, the Company offers tools to help young entrepreneurs.