Funding for business women
Access to funding can help women-owned businesses capitalize on opportunities, diversify markets and grow on a global scale.
Funding for women entrepreneurs
Insurance solutions to protect your exports, working capital and other financing options.
Women-owned companies can access lending to fuel growth.
Aspiring entrepreneurs aged 18–39 can access financing, mentoring and support.
Micro-grants for women entrepreneurs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Venture capital for women-led technology businesses.
Funding for market development activities for small and medium-sized businesses in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-products industries.
Financial support to help your business develop and access new export opportunities.
In-market office space, mentorship and training for businesses in the information and communication technologies, life sciences or clean technologies industry.
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Take advantage of the programs offered by the Trade Commissioner Service.
Tell us your story and find out what the Government of Canada can do for your business.
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 for Atlantic Canada-based businesses.
Financial contributions to 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 to help Quebec-based companies grow internationally.
Femmessor (available in French only)
Women entrepreneurs in Quebec can access loans between $20,000 and $150,000.
Contributions for 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 to fund export-related activities for Alberta-based businesses.
Business loans for BC-based business women.
Loans of up to $150,000 for Manitoba women-owned businesses for start-up, expansion or the purchase of an existing business.
Contributions for Saskatchewan-based STEP members to fund export-related activities.
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