Funding for business women
Funding access helps your Canadian women-owned business capitalize on opportunities, diversify markets and grow globally.
Funding for women entrepreneurs
Women in Trade – Export Development Canada (EDC)
Insurance solutions to protect your exports, working capital and financing options.
Woman entrepreneur – Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Financing to fuel growth.
Women in Technology (WIT) Fund – Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Venture capital for Canadian technology businesses.
Financing, mentoring and support for aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs aged 18–39.
Women Entrepreneurship Fund – Startup Canada
Micro-grants for Canadian entrepreneurs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Financial support to help your Canadian business develop and access exciting new export opportunities.
Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)
Help for Canadian companies with an existing technology, product or service to explore vast opportunities in foreign markets.
Expand your search for financing
Funding and support programs
Explore the programs offered by the Trade Commissioner Service.
Share your story and discover what the Government of Canada can do for your business.
Women's Enterprise Organizations of Canada
Learn about the National association of professional business support organizations for women entrepreneurs.
Words of wisdom
“I knew China had great potential for us, so I reached out to the Business Women in International Trade team. They connected me with the CanExport program. With their help, we received funding to pursue our opportunities in China.”
– Manon Pilon, CEO, Derme&Co., Montreal, QC
Regional funding for women
Loans and funding opportunities for Atlantic Canada-based businesses.
Financial contributions that help businesses visit or invite potential partners/clients from outside the province.
Funding for international business trips and marketing.
Export Québec (available in French only)
Contributions that help Quebec-based companies grow internationally.
Femmessor (available in French only)
Loans between $20,000 and $150,000 for women entrepreneur in Quebec.
Contributions for Canadian small businesses to fund international expansion.
Start-up loans to help low-income women start and build successful businesses.
Community loans to help women start or grow a business.
Contributions that fund export-related activities for Alberta-based businesses.
Business loans for BC-based business women.
Loans up to $150,000 for Manitoba businesses for start-up, expansion or the purchase of an existing business.
Contributions for Saskatchewan-based STEP members to fund export-related activities.
Connect with Business Women in International Trade (BWIT)
Questions or need support
- Email the BWIT team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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