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Funding for business women

Access to funding can help women-owned businesses capitalize on opportunities, diversify markets and grow on a global scale.

Federal funding

Funding for women entrepreneurs

Women in Trade – Export Development Canada (EDC)

Insurance solutions to protect your exports, working capital and other financing options.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Women-owned companies can access lending to fuel growth.

Futurpreneur Canada

Aspiring entrepreneurs aged 18–39 can access financing, mentoring and support.

Startup Canada – Women Entrepreneurship Fund

Micro-grants for women entrepreneurs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Women in Technology (WIT) Fund

Venture capital for women-led technology businesses.

Market expansion

AgriMarketing Program

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.

Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)

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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Funding and support programs

Take advantage of the programs offered by the Trade Commissioner Service.

Innovation Canada

Tell us your story and find out what the Government of Canada can do for your business.

Women's Enterprise Organizations of Canada

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

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