Who can participate?

SME Passport is open to managers of small and medium sized companies with the ambition and a strong potential to develop their activities at an international level.

A jury will select 23 companies from among all applications received, based on the following criteria:

  •   Competitive advantages, and products or services
  •   Financial capacity and resources
  •   The management team’s commitment
  •   Stage of international development
  •   Gross sales between 1M$ and 25M$ yearly

The services and visibility offered by the program are valued at up to $25,000 CAD. If chosen, companies must agree to pay the sum of $5,000 CAD. Once paid, this non-refundable amount will serve to confirm the participants’ commitment, and to support the management of the SME Passport program.

Entrepreneurs wishing to take part in SME Passport must submit all required documents by Friday, November 11 at 5 pm at the very latest.

Required documents »
  1. The duly completed application form
  2. The company’s business plan (optional)
  3. Financial statements for the last two years

Louise Lauzon
International Business Commissioner
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
514 871-4002, extension 6227
Margarita Motta
International Business Commissioner
Québec International
418 681-9700, extension 229

"The network of contacts we developed in just a few months greatly exceeds our expectations! Ultimately, SME Passport and the Québec International team allowed us to speed up our business development in the targeted market while reducing the risks and costs associated with the process. "
-Triode 2013 – 2014 Cohort

Banque Nationale Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Export Québec