Word from the chairman of the board and the executive director
Once again, the governments of Québec and Canada put their trust in the expertise of the PME MTL network for the management of the Emergency Assistance Program for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (PAUPME) and the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) to continue to respond quickly and effectively to the exceptional needs of SMEs. Relying on the flexibility and autonomy of the team in place, PME MTL Ouest-de-l’Île showed great agility in adapting its service offer to the reality of its clientele. Thanks to the dedication of our team, we were able to financially support 224 companies to the tune of more than $9.3 million, with the administration of emergency funds alone. In terms of managing our regular funds, we supported 44 companies for a total of $2.59 million.
The PME MTL Ouest-de-l’Île team underwent many changes this year. In April 2021, Nicolas Roy, the Executive Director of PME MTL Ouest-de-l’Île since its inception, left to take on a new challenge as the head of the PME MTL Centre-Ville team. We would like to thank Mr. Roy for the exemplary work he accomplished, and the impact he had on the development of the West Island over the past 13 years.
Roger Morin, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nathalie Robitaille, Executive Director, PME MTL Ouest-de-l'Île
Profile of PME MTL Ouest-de-l'Île
1 Senneville | 2 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue | 3 Baie-D’Urfé | 4 Pierrefonds-Roxboro | 5 L’île-Bizard–Ste-Geneviève | 6 Kirkland | 7 Beaconsfield | 8 Dollard-des-Ormeaux | 9 Pointe-Claire | 10 Dorval | 11 Lachine
Strengths of the West Island territory
- Close-knit community, unique industrial sectors and a skilled workforce
- Numerous natural parks and proximity to Lake Saint-Louis
- Unique economic hub that promotes innovation and growth
- Cultural and industrial diversity
- Modern and technologically advanced environment with strategic advantages for internationally oriented businesses
in economic spinoffs
disbursed for emergency funds
pour les fonds d’urgence
In 2021, PME MTL Ouest-de-l’Île authorized $2,846,555 and disbursed $2,590,373. The breakdown of the disbursed amount is: $1,692,000 in loans and $898,373 in subsidies. These funds generated more than $7,6M in economic spinoffs.
in economic spinoffs
"You have helped us so much in clarifying our message, our pitch, and our business plan. I have no doubt that we would not be in the same place today without your help."
Alexandre Turbide, Beatconnect
Entrepreneurs affected by the pandemic: welcome support
For a second consecutive year, entrepreneurs had to cope with the vagaries of the pandemic. They showed resilience in a context where the resumption of activities has been uncertain at times. PME MTL has always worked towards the same goal: supporting Montréal’s entrepreneurs.
in emergency loans and subsidies granted by PME MTL Ouest-de-l’Île
businesses received emergency assistance
of the businesses that received assistance under the Emergency Assistance Program for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (PAUPME) in 2021 were restaurants.
PME MTL Ouest-de-l’Île is very proud to have participated in and contributed to the great success of the very first Dorval Holiday Market. A portion of the proceeds from the market were donated to West Island Community Shares.
- Close to 8,000 visitors
- 13 cabins
- 80% of participating merchants said their sales exceeded their expectations
- All participating merchants said they would be interested in participating again
A central part of PME MTL Ouest-de-l’Île’s mission is local economic development. The various related cities and boroughs of the territory comprise many commercial arteries and villages. We work with local merchant associations to support, guide and encourage their initiatives.
Below: Pointe-Claire Village
PME MTL Ouest-de-l’Île is privileged to have on its team a resource dedicated to the industrial real estate market thanks to the financial contributions from the cities and boroughs of the territory. This makes it possible to promote the industrial parks, land and buildings available for rent or sale, as well as to promote their assets to business investors.
requests for land or existing properties for sale or lease from real estate agents
start-up and existing companies assisted
businesses successfully helped to relocate, build or physically expand in the West Island
In 2019, the City of Montréal launched its first business census initiative in order to better understand and respond to the needs of Montréal businesses.
This important exercise will help identify the individual and common needs of Montréal businesses.
The PME MTL Ouest-de-l'Île and PME MTL Centre-East poles have divided the task of identifying all the businesses on the Island of Montréal.
of West Island businesses that were surveyed experienced a decline in revenue due to lockdown policies.
of West Island businesses surveyed said they consider staff recruitment to be a major issue.
Job Placement Service
PME MTL Ouest-de-l’Île offers, in partnership with Emploi-Québec, a free support service for unemployed persons. The service offered to job seekers aims to respond quickly to their needs by identifying opportunities that match their skills and referring them to potential employers.
Job offers posted
Job applications submitted