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Business Women in International Trade

The Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) program of the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps open doors and opportunities for Canadian women-owned businesses to successfully expand into global markets.

Export help for Canadian business women

Our team at Global Affairs Canada is knowledgeable and driven. We can connect you with export advice and support by introducing you to trade commissioners in more than 160 cities worldwide.

We offer:

  • women-focused trade missions
  • funding and financing
  • exporting advice and support
  • international contacts and opportunities

BWIT works with Canadian businesses that are at least 51% owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women.

Get support

Funding for business women

Access support to fuel your company’s international growth—from business loans to government contributions.

Trade missions and events for business women

Explore new markets and meet potential buyers and partners on a women-focused trade mission with BWIT.

Organizations for business women

Find groups and associations that can support the growth of your women-owned business.

Find opportunities

Business opportunities just for women

Access exclusive contracts with governments and Fortune 500 companies by certifying your business as women-owned.

Self-assessment tool: Are you export-ready?

Take our short quiz to see if your business is ready to do business in the global market.

Gain knowledge

Step-by-step guide to exporting

Learn the essential principles of exporting whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced exporter.

Tips from experienced business women

Advice, practical tips and other essential knowledge from experienced women exporters, consultants, trade officials and other helpful sources.

BWIT publications

Read the BWIT Newsletter and our monthly e-news to find out about events, services and initiatives for women-owned businesses.

Read our success stories

Canada has some of the most active women entrepreneurs in the world. Get inspired and share your story with us.

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