Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions offers guidance to Quebec businesses and regions toward the economy of tomorrow. CED focuses its interventions on SMEs and non-profit economic organizations by building on innovation and inclusive growth, targeting projects with significant economic benefits, and acting as a facilitator in bringing together the right partners for a given project.

As a regional development agency, CED is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio.

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Canadian Experiences Fund
Canadian Experiences Fund


Learn about this initiative which aims to support communities as they develop tourism products, facilities and experiences.

Incubators and Accelerators Driven by Excellence
Incubators and Accelerators Driven by Excellence


Discover this initiative aimed at helping incubators and accelerators in Quebec regions position themselves at a world-class level of excellence, so that our startups are supported by exceptional organizations.

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Project submission guide

Look through this guide to find out how to submit your project, fill out a financial assistance application or learn how an application is routed.

Federal Strategy on Innovation and Growth for the Quebec Regions

Learn more about the four priorities that will drive innovation and inclusive growth for all Quebec regions.

Industrial and technological benefits

Find out how CED can help Quebec SMEs develop their markets in the defence and aerospace industries.

CED priorities

Learn about CED’s key directions and its priorities for each Quebec region.

Corporate information


The Honourable Navdeep Bains
The Honourable Navdeep Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development


Manon Brassard
Manon Brassard

Deputy Minister / President


CED Fast Forward Challenge

CED Fast Forward Challenge

CED is providing an opportunity for a maximum of 10 innovative businesses from across Quebec to obtain a $50,000 grant to carry out their business projects. Are you ready to rise to the Challenge?

Grow your business

Grow your business

Find out what government can do for your business.

Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI)


Learn more about REGI, a program for those who use innovation to grow their business and make it more competitive, or contribute to creating an entrepreneurial environment conducive to innovation.

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