Programme Cybersécurité (PICQ): Certification (Quebec Cybersecurity Innovation Program (QCIP): Certification Stream)

By mmuise

The Certification Stream supports companies that want to or must demonstrate, with respect to cyber security, the compliance and interoperability of their technological products/solutions/processes. To qualify as a supplier or obtain certification, approval, or accreditation of their technological products/solutions/processes, the steps required to obtain certifications demand a considerable financial commitment that is supported by PROMPT.

Comments on Funding:

1. Maximum financial aid may represent up to 50% of eligible expenditures;
2. Private contributions must represent a minimum of 25% of eligible expenditures;
3. Cumulative government expenditures can total up to 75% of eligible project expenditures;
4. Maximum project duration is 2 years.

Deadline: March 31, 2024

Large businesses or SMEs must:

  • be a private for-profit company with an active place of business in Quebec;
  • be legally incorporated under federal or Quebec laws in force and be registered with the Quebec enterprise register;
  • have its head office in Quebec and its employees or subcontractors must work mainly from Quebec;
  • not be owned by more than 50% by other existing businesses or organizations;
  • be seeking financing to obtain certification, approval or accreditation for your product, solution or process;
  • be seeking to qualify as a supplier or meet the security requirements specific to an industry, network or supply chain.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

This program is on hold.
Note that the call for QCIP CERTIFICATION projects is open untill Mars 2024, 31th.

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