Employment Prospects Prize (MEES) - Excellence in Science

Have you chosen a program that focuses on the future?

The Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) awards a prize of $2000 to a student enrolled in a traditionally male-dominated program that offers the best employment prospects and in which an increase in enrolment is advisable in order to fill the available jobs.


In addition to the answers to the general questions, the candidate’s application package must include the answers to the following question (a maximum of one page):

  1. What do you think are the best promotional tools to encourage women to choose a program of study that offers them the best employment prospects?
  2. Describe a project that you carried out as part of your training and that showcases your program of study. How did you (or will you) make this project a success?

List of disciplines eligible1

  • Civil, building or transportation engineering
  • Computer science
  • Electrical, electronic or communications engineering                
  • Geodesy (surveying)  
  • Geology or mineralogy 
  • Industrial design
  • Industrial and administrative engineering
  • Mechanical engineering    
  • Mining and metallurgical engineering
  • Physics or physical sciences 
  • Software, computer or computer construction engineering       

Additional information

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Note that the selected programs of study are included in the 153 promising trades and occupations.

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