Export help for Canadian business women
Are you thinking about exporting or expanding into new international markets?
The Trade Commissioner Service is here to help! Our knowledgeable staff will connect you to the right information, people and programs.
Establish your support network
The Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) team is your gateway to the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS). The TCS provides on the ground support to Canadian companies through a network of trade commissioners located in markets worldwide.
We also partner with organizations across Canada to bring Canadian women-owned and women-led businesses like yours the support you need to succeed. Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada and other women’s groups are dedicated to helping your business grow. They can help you access:
- Business development support
Get ready to export
Are you ready to export? (Quiz)
Are you ready to go global? Take our short, confidential quiz to find out. You’ll get a score out of 10 and advice on where to find support.
Resources to help you prepare:
- Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting
- Assessing your export potential
- Developing your export plan
- Identifying your target market
- Export financing requirements
- TCS Spotlight series on export topics
- Spotlight on market research
- Spotlight on export financing
- Spotlight on international marketing
- Spotlight on free trade
- TCS webinars for exporters
World class market research
Make sure you have the market intelligence you need to make sound business decisions. These reports will enhance your understanding exports by sector and location:
- Country summaries
Export Development Canada (EDC) provides a risk rating and business environment summary for every country
- Global export forecast
Find out about emerging risks and opportunities in EDC’s global market trends forecast
- Country and sector information for international business
Search these detailed Trade Commissioner Service reports by market or sector
Benefit from Canada’s trade agreements
Free trade agreements level the playing field for Canadian business women. Learn more about Canada’s trade and investment agreements and how your business can benefit from them.
Did you know?
Canada, the United States and Mexico signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote women’s entrepreneurship and the growth of women-owned enterprises in North America. Under the MOU, the three countries will address barriers to women’s economic participation and strengthen collaboration on activities to promote women-owned businesses.
Find international contacts and buyers
Diversifying into new markets can give your business fresh opportunities for growth. Finding the right contacts can be a challenge. Here are some key steps you can take:
- Contact a trade commissioner
Connect with trade commissioners in offices in more than 160 cities worldwide.
- Attend a TCS women-focused business delegation
Explore new markets first-hand, meet with buyers and take part in business-to-business (B2B) events.
- Apply for funding
Get help with market research and business travel costs to your target market.
Connect with Business Women in International Trade (BWIT)
Questions or need support
- Email the BWIT team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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