Business Support


This program provides personal loans between $5,000 and $25,000 to young or future entrepreneurs aged 18-39 (inclusively) in the Argenteuil RCM, who want to start-up, acquire or expand their business.

To be eligible for the Youth Strategy Program:

› You must be between the ages of 18-39.
› All entrepreneurs or future entrepreneurs, aged 18-39, must register and join the program
› Demonstrate the viability of their business with a complete business plan
› The entrepreneur must be the majority owner of the business or hold control by shareholder agreement. A maximum of two entrepreneurs per company may receive a loan.
› Seasonal entrepreneurs are eligible with proof that their activities will be profitable for at least six months.
› Cooperate with a support plan during the first year.
› Create full-time jobs.

Interested in applying to the Youth Strategy Program?
Please contact Christian Thibeault, Business Development and Youth Strategy Advisor, CAE Rive-Nord, by phone at 438 521-7898 or by email at

Please contact us for more information:   / 450 304-1911, extension 277

CAE Rive-Nord also offers funding for business start-ups in MANUFACTURING.

Documents required to apply to CAE Rive-Nord:

› Complete business plan
› Budget estimates for the first two years’ existence of the company.

Ready to fill an application?
Complete the form below or contact us for more information:  /  450 304-1911, extension 227

SMB Support Initiative

This initiative allows small and medium businesses to have access to 4 fields of expertise that play fundamental roles in the Quebec economy, helping businesses to ensure sustainability as well as increase productivity and profitability.
This expertise covers:


› Identify business needs in terms of innovation
› Establish a culture of innovation in the company
› Develop a sustainable innovation strategy

Succession and Business Transfer

› Identify successors and help them with the acquisition
› Help the transferors start transfer process
› Identify areas of need to offer help in transfer process

Sustainable Development

› Develop sustainable development plan
› Identify most effective technologies and processes
› Undertake pollution-reducing projects

Communication-Technology Integration

› Identify pertinent communication technologies
› Develop web marketing strategy
› Use social networks effectively
› Set up sustainable e-commerce website

Eligible Costs

The following costs are eligible if directly linked to one of the projects mentioned above:

Request support for your company