An initiative from our entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurship

Devenir entrepreneur was developed as part of a campaign to build awareness for entrepreneurship. This initiative is the result of a team of entrepreneurs and key players working together to identify and implement concrete and structured actions to stimulate the Quebecois entrepreneurial spirit.

Collaboration, mobilization and cohesion

Three partners have joined forces to combine the strength of their teams and networks to create this initiative and ensure its impact in Quebec. 

National Bank is the sixth largest bank in Canada and the leading bank in Quebec. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit since its founding in 1859, the Bank counts on some 20,000 employees to help its personal and commercial clients power their business and personal projects. With $216 billion in assets as at July 31, 2015, National Bank of Canada (TSX: NA), together with its subsidiaries, is considered to be a systemically important bank. It is also widely recognized as a top employer. Follow the Bank’s activities at or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans. As at June 30, 2015, it held $240.8 billion in net assets. As one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers, la Caisse, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. 

Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world with assets of over $254 billion. It has been rated one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. The group has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry. In 2014, Desjardins was named the fourth safest bank in North America by Global Finance magazine and the second strongest bank in the world by Bloomberg News. 

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