The Montréal Collegiate Investment Competition is a free investment simulation for CÉGEP students in Montréal.

Work Process

A Free & Risk-Free Experience.

In its first edition, MCIC provides a unique experience to all CÉGEP students from Marianopolis, CiSA and John Abbott regardless of their investing experience.

  • $1,000 (CAD) Awarded in Cash!

  • Organized by three investment clubs (Marianopolis, CiSA and JAC)

  • Free registration: no financial risk - just have fun!

View the important dates for the MCIC!

The MCIC was organized in a joint effort by the three largest investment clubs in Montréal and their leaders.

team member
Charles W. Frédette


Marianopolis Investment Club

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Philip P. Becker

Director of Operations

Marianopolis Investment Club

team member
Ryan C. Dollinger


CiSA Investment Club

team member
Liam G. Parolin


John Abbott College Investment Club

mobile apps

Our team designed and developed from scratch the web app and trading platform, incorporating years of accumulating experience in programming with newly learned abilities in interface design. We created a simple yet innovative platform for all young investors.

  • Realtime data updates & charts

  • Access to all S&P 500 stocks

  • Intuitive and simple-to-use interface

View the Guidebook

Frequently Asked Questions

We compiled here a list of most frequently asked questions that we receive! However, don't hesistate to contact us with any problems/issues!

Who is eligible to participate?

All participants are required to be students at either Marianopolis College, John Abbott College or Collégial Sainte-Anne. Students must register through their investment clubs. External participants (aka guests) must contact us for eligibility.

Can I participate in a team or with friends?

Unfortunately, you cannot. The MCIC was specifically designed for individual participation. However, do not hesitate to discuss with friends and family before placing orders or developing an investment strategy.

Do you monitor our trades?

We have access to everyone's trades, holdings, and cash balances! However, we do not actively go through them daily. Our system autonomously checks for strange behaviour and alerts us of any possible glitches.

Is it ever too late to register?

There is no registration deadline for the MCIC!

What stocks are available in the Trading Challenge?

All of the S&P 500 company stocks are available to trade. See the complete list in the Guidebook.

Can I request to add stocks?

Yes, you can! Send us an email and we will consider new additions weekly.

Is there a limit to the number of trades I can take?

No! You can trade as many times as you want, but there is a $5 commission fee per trade (like most online brokers in Canada).

How do I win?

Prizes will be awarded to the participants who have the highest valued portfolios after the 4 weeks of trading.

Are all of the prizes and rewards in the form of cash?

$1,000 (CAD) will be awarded to the winners in the form of cash. These prizes will be $250 per school (first place per school) and $250 for our first guest participant (outside clubs).

How will awards be given out?

Awards will be given out through Interac transfer.

Where does the money come from?

From our clubs!

Our event is entirely funded and granted by our student unions!

How can I reset my password?

To request a password change, send us a message through email, social media or the contact form, clearly identifying the email in use for the MCIC. You will then receive a password-reset link by email!

I can’t access the platform!

If you cannot access the platform, make sure you are signed in! If you signed up to a club, you should have received an email with your credentials and the MCIC Guide.

The platform keeps loading/spinning!

If the platform keeps loading and you see an orange circle spinning continuously, there is a high chance you are not signed in! Go back to and sign in with your credentials.

If you are still having this problem, it may be because we updated the platform and your browser is still keeping the old version in its cache! You would need to clear your browser cache to trade again. A video tutorial on how to clear your cache is available here.

My account got locked, what do I do?

Our team verifies daily for potential irregularities in our platform. If your account got locked, please send us an email as soon as possible at