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Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Funding and support for SMEs and economic non-profit organizations (NPOs) in all regions of Quebec


Are you a small business or looking to start one? Our Business Information Services can direct you to available government programs and resources, and offer you personalized access to market information.

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Tourism Growth Program - Quebec

Help SMEs, NPOs and communities enhance regional tourism products and experiences to increase their potential to attract visitors from outside Quebec.

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The Unscented Company: Reducing single-use plastic packaging

The company offers fragrance-free products in formats that reduce the use of plastic packaging.

Business Information Services

Business Information Services

Tailored referrals and market data for future entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Mélanie Bernard and Trisha Pitura pose in the middle of the MINI TIPI production workshop, with industrial weaving machines on either side of the photo.

MINI TIPI: Weaving Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities together

MINI TIPI showcases the diversity of Aboriginal cultures with accessories featuring traditional motifs.

 Three kayaks and an outboard criss-cross the Saguenay fjord during the summer. In the foreground, there are conifers on a rock massif.

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Business Office: Propelling economic development forward in the region

The team at the CED's Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Business Office is contributing to economic development in this region where natural resources rhyme with tourism and industrial development.

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Camerises Mistouk: From field to museum

Find out how this family-run business based in Lac-Saint-Jean became the largest producer of haskap berries in Quebec.


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The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada


The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada

Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary

Parliamentary Secretary

Annie Koutrakis

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Sony Perron


Sony Perron

Deputy Minister/President

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