Trade & Export Support for Women Business Owners

Did you know only 5% of Canadian women business owners export?

We want to change that by giving you the tools and confidence to access new markets and take advantage of international growth opportunities.

If you’re a business owner who wants to trade internationally but doesn’t know where to start, we can help you become import or export ready!

We work closely with partners, such as Business Women in International Trade (BWIT), to support women business owners become trade-ready and attend trade missions throughout North America.

If you have any questions about how we can help you with exporting and/or importing, send us an email or call us at 1.800.643.7014 ext. 112.

We can help you…

1. Understand Importing & Exporting Regulations

You may recognize the growth opportunities of importing and exporting, but may be overwhelmed by the prospect of learning about the rules, regulations, permissions and approvals required.

We can help you understand and comply with importing/exporting regulations and requirements for your specific product, and provide you with a plan so you can import/export legally and confidently.

2. Make Connections

If you are a woman entrepreneur exploring your exporting options, now you can access unprecedented support to make connections with Fortune 500 companies in trade missions to the US, Europe, Asia, Latin America and beyond—and we can help you access these opportunities!

3. Prepare for Trade Missions

We can connect you with other women business owners who are attending trade missions and keep you informed about preparation webinars, prior to conferences.

We can also help you create your pitch and capability statement so you feel confident to approach large corporations at supplier diversity or trade events.

4. Benefit from Social Procurement

Women-owned companies are diverse suppliers, and this means companies around the world want to do business with you. Learn more about social procurement and certifying as a diverse supplier >>

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Cecilia Mkondiwa
WEC Executive-in-Residence and FITT-Trained Professional


Access Other Trade Support

Check out these other resources from us and our partners to help you get import or export ready!


Upcoming Trade Missions and Events

Below are upcoming events for women business owners who are looking to make valuable connections to grow their business. Also check out the Business Women in International Trade calendar for events and trade missions.

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November 2019

How to Export Your Services to New Markets

November 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Ready to increase your customer base and sell your services outside British Columbia? Just because you’re a service business doesn’t mean you can’t export. In fact, service-based businesses often have fewer barriers to overcome to become export ready. Join us for this FREE interactive seminar and start finding customers outside of B.C. We’ll discuss finding the right markets to enter, what to include in your contracts and how to handle international travel when finding a new client or working on…

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How to Start Importing Into Canada

November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Thinking of importing into Canada? Instead of trawling through the avalanche of confusing information online, join us for this seminar as we walk through the overall importation process from start to finish. Join Max Vitali and gain an understanding of how to import into the Canadian market. This seminar is an ideal introduction before Importing Regulations In Canada and the Import/Export Advisory service. Learn More or Register This seminar is hosted at Small Business BC in Vancouver and delivered to…

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December 2019

Mentor Advisory Forum: FREE Export Navigator Program for Women Entrepreneurs

December 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take your business beyond BC borders! Research shows women focused programs fuel the business growth of women owned businesses. We are excited to share that we are part of Export Navigator’s community-based specialty advisors, to help women entrepreneurs grow their business outside of B.C. Join us for a FREE webinar on December 3rd at 11am PST to learn how to access FREE support and ongoing guidance to export successfully. In this webinar, you’ll learn: Is your business export ready? What…

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Incoterms® 2020 Training Presented by SBOT

December 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Surrey Board of Trade Conference Room, 14439 104 Ave
Surrey, BC Canada
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The Surrey Board of Trade has partnered with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to bring you training on the newly released Incoterms® 2020. This one day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the new 2020 version of the terms and the differences between the 2010 version. The Incoterms® 2020 course offered by the Surrey Board of Trade and FITT will be the only in-class training in Canada that is done by…

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International e-Commerce Essentials

December 10, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5 Canada
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Presented by World Trade Centre Vancouver New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services online. World Trade Centre Vancouver is pleased to present International e-Commerce Essentials (ICE), a workshop that helps businesses discover, learn, and create an integrated online strategy to drive global sales. International e-Commerce is growing twice as fast as domestic e-Commerce and expected to hit 4.5 trillion dollars by 2021.…

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January 2020

New Exporters to Border States 2020

January 23, 2020 - January 24, 2020
Seattle Seattle, WA United States + Google Map

Are you interested in exporting to the US Pacific Northwest? British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle will host an educational mission for British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan agrifood and seafood companies in Seattle on January 23-24, 2020. This mission provides an excellent opportunity for B.C. companies, with little to no previous international trade experience, to be introduced to exporting, and to explore the potential of the US Pacific…

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Webinar: Taking your business to India

January 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

If you'd like to discover top sector opportunities and common challenges facing Canadian businesses entering India, you won't want to miss the new Export Development Canada (EDC) webinar, Taking your business to India. Whether you're already doing business overseas or are considering expanding internationally, you'll want to tune in! Registrants will learn about: Strategies for entering the Indian market India's top sectors for Canadian goods and services Common challenges of doing business in India, and how to overcome them If…

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Tri-Cities Trade Accelerator Program Application Deadline

January 28, 2020
Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Rd.
Coquitlam, Canada
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Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Supporting Sponsor of the Trade Accelerator Program! New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services. World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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February 2020

Abbotsford Trade Accelerator Program Application Deadline

February 24, 2020
Quality Hotel Abbotsford Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Rd.
Abbotsford, BC Canada
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Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Supporting Sponsor of the Trade Accelerator Program! New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services. World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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Export Ready: Understanding Global Money

February 24, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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The Financial Side of Exporting Explained Looking to sell your goods outside of British Columbia? Exporting can increase your profits, deliver access to more consumers and diversify market opportunities. To make the most of it, building an understanding of global finance is key. You’ll need to account for currency fluctuations, accounts receivable insurance, and learn how to receive and send foreign funds. Join us for this FREE seminar and discover the basics of global finance. You’ll discover the impact of…

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Canada’s First Women-Only Business Mission to South Korea

February 27, 2020 - February 29, 2020
South Korea Seoul, Korea, Republic of + Google Map

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is pleased to announce that it will lead, with strong support from the private and public sectors, Canada's first women-only business mission to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) February 27-29, 2020. Following the success of the first women-only business mission to Japan in April 2019, APF Canada will continue helping women entrepreneurs in Canada to diversify and expand trade opportunities into other Asian markets. The three-day mission will be hosted in…

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March 2020

Medical Cannabis in the Trade Industry: Know the Facts & Consequences

March 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sandman Signature, 8828 201 Street
Langley, British Columbia V2Y 0C8 Canada
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If you're a produce and plant stock growers shipping goods into the U.S. and you're thinking of or already getting into the cannabis industry - even if just domestically - it's important for you to understand the implications you will face. Hemp, cannabis, products, people and business: A 2 hour dive into the cans and cant's of customs regulations into the US. If you're a produce and plant stock grower shipping goods into the U.S. and you're thinking of or…

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Postponed | Leverage Free Trade Agreements and Trade Services Information Session

March 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ministry of Health, 1515 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3C8 Canada
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Calling women-led businesses and entrepreneurs in Victoria – come learn how to leverage free trade agreements and trade services to benefit your business! Canada has a key business and “first mover” advantage as the only country to have free trade agreements (FTAs) with all other countries in the G7—the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. FTAs can make your exports more competitive, help lower your costs, and provide greater business and investment certainty when doing business outside of BC.…

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Preparing for International Travel and Tradeshows

March 24, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Tradeshows are crucial to expanding your sales outside B.C.’s borders. But the culture, etiquette and expectations of doing business in each country are different. So how do you prepare? Join us for this free interactive seminar and learn the dos and don’ts of international business, how to get the most of out of your trip, and learn about the cultural elements that impact business decision-making. Hear insights from Allison Boulton, Program Manager Export Navigator, as well as a guest speaker…

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Postponed | Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit Program – Workshop

March 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Squamish Adventure Centre, 38551 Loggers Lane
Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0H2 Canada
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The Small Business Venture Capital Program offers tax credits to investors to encourage them to make equity capital investments in B.C.-based small businesses. The government recognizes that creating new small businesses and expanding existing ones will contribute to a healthy economy. These programs give small business continuous access to early stage venture capital to help them develop and expand. B.C. investors receive a 30% tax credit on their investment in a venture capital corporation (VCC) or an eligible business corporation…

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April 2020

Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit Program – Webinar

April 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Small Business Venture Capital Program offers tax credits to investors to encourage them to make equity capital investments in B.C.-based small businesses. The government recognizes that creating new small businesses and expanding existing ones will contribute to a healthy economy. These programs give small business continuous access to early stage venture capital to help them develop and expand. B.C. investors receive a 30% tax credit on their investment in a venture capital corporation (VCC) or an eligible business corporation…

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COVID-19: Pivoting Your Export/Import Business

April 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Join us, as we speak with Allison Boulton, Program Manager for Export Navigator, on how to pivot and adapt your trade oriented business during this unprecedented time. You can attend the session via Webinar link or phone, which will be sent to you after registration. This series of Digital Meetup is FREE and will happen everyday via Webinar format. Register FREE

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Exporting Beyond COVID-19: Preparing Your Business for the Long Run

April 28, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

For the time being, the COVID-19-economy has drastically changed the face of exporting, and now is the time to adapt and prepare for the future. Having the skills and tools required to sell your goods and services to other provinces and countries takes preparation which you can start now. In this webinar, you’ll learn how you can attend virtual tradeshows, access funding resources, and hone a skill set that can help you export across the globe, from Alberta to Australia.…

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COVID-19: United States export forecast

April 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The worldwide spread of COVID 19 has taken a significant and still evolving toll on the U.S. economy. As the U.S. is our closest neighbour and trading partner, what happens there is certain to affect Canadian companies. If you'd like to know how COVID 19's impact on the U.S. economy will affect Canadian companies, Export Development Canada's (EDC's) free webinar, COVID 19: United States export forecast (presented in English only), will explain our current economic outlook and the types of…

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May 2020

Virtual Symposium Presented by the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada

May 12, 2020 - May 14, 2020

We're delighted to partner on this national symposium for women entrepreneurs! Join experts from women’s enterprise organizations across the country to discuss how women entrepreneurs can survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join live presentations and panel discussions and participate in facilitated daily breakout sessions. Make sure you catch our very own Dawn McCooey and Kerrilee Auger, who are presenting workshops on keeping good employees and business growth strategies! Session topics include: COVID-19 Recovery for Business Protecting Your Mental…

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Jay Treaty Information Session

May 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join for an interactive webinar on how Indigenous Canadians can access their right to work and do business through the Jay Treaty. Hear from Cascadia Law, Pacific Customs Brokers, and ask border-law expert Greg Boos questions about the impact the Jay Treaty has on the flow of indigenous peoples and businesses across the Canadian-US border. Learn More or Register

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Canada’s Free Trade Agreements and B.C.’s Venture Capital Tax Credit Program

May 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Webinar Canada

Are you wondering how to reduce your costs when selling in Canada or abroad? Are you a start-up or small business looking to raise capital? In this practical and interactive info-session, the BC government explains what’s there for you in Canada’s domestic and international free trade agreements and how to access B.C.’s Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit program. What will I learn? What are free trade agreements and how they work What free trade agreements Canada has in place…

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June 2020

International e-Commerce Essentials

June 2, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

BREAK into new global markets online! New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services online. World Trade Centre Vancouver is pleased to present International e-Commerce Essentials (ICE), a workshop that helps businesses discover, learn, and create an integrated online strategy to drive global sales. International e-Commerce is growing twice as fast as domestic e-Commerce and expected to hit 4.5 trillion dollars by 2021.…

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Developing Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Efforts in Europe

June 10, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Join this virtual panel discussion on best practices, to begin and develop sustainable SD&I efforts in Europe. The session is designed for representatives from corporations and buying organizations who are interested in finding out more about supplier diversity and inclusion efforts in Europe. We are aiming to host an insightful discussion during which we will be sharing examples of what’s working well as well as focusing on the challenges and opportunities for building successful SD&I efforts in Europe. Learn More…

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Grow Your Sales with Free Trade Agreements

June 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

COURSE DESCRIPTION Businesses that consider free trade agreements in their growth plans can export more cost-effectively and be more competitive in the international market. Canada’s 14 trade agreements may mean you can enter international markets with 0% or reduced import duties. Exporters of services may also make significant gains. In this interactive webinar, you will begin to learn about how to meet market regulations and achieve exporting success. WHAT WILL I LEARN? Using Canada’s free trade agreements to reduce the…

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Pitch Building Bootcamp Sessions

June 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to design a 90-second pitch that is clear, concise and compelling with Volition’s proven narrative pitch-building technique. You’ll learn how to: Build a compelling pitch, without memorizing a script Engage and connect with your audience Portray confidence and be memorable Choose from the following Pitch Building Bootcamp Session dates: June 16, 2020 (1pm EST, 11am MT, 2pm ADT) – Register Now July 14, 2020 (1pm EST, 11am MT, 2pm ADT) – Register Now August 18, 2020 (1pm EST,…

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Verband deutscher Unternehmerinnen Annual Meeting: Nature and Sustainability

June 18, 2020 - June 19, 2020
Warnemünde Warnemünde, Germany + Google Map

Eco-friendly brands, green tech and sustainable management: Just some of the ways in which companies make an important contribution to the global environmental balance with their products and processes. In principle, sustainable management is a crucial aspect of forward-looking corporate governance. Given the right conditions, resource conservation and efficient management have an economic dimension. And sustainability is also reflected in the timely preparation of corporate succession and in long-term financing strategies. At our annual meeting in Warnemünde, we will not…

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July 2020

Trade Recovery Series: A New World

July 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar Canada

COVID-19 has significantly affected global trade, and as nations embark on economic recovery, new opportunities present themselves for Canadian companies of all sizes. Join Global Affairs Canada's John Hannaford, Deputy Minister of International Trade, and Dr. Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner & Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business Development, as they share their insights into how Canadian companies can leverage the newly ratified Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) to grow internationally. You will have an opportunity to ask your question on what…

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Pitch Building Bootcamp Session

July 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to design a 90-second pitch that is clear, concise and compelling with Volition’s proven narrative pitch-building technique. You’ll learn how to: Build a compelling pitch, without memorizing a script Engage and connect with your audience Portray confidence and be memorable Choose from the following Pitch Building Bootcamp Session dates: July 14, 2020 (1pm EST, 11am MT, 2pm ADT) – Register Now August 18, 2020 (1pm EST, 11am MT, 2pm ADT) – Register Now HAVE QUESTIONS? Please email cxc@startupcan.ca…

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Canadian Export Challenge Virtual Accelerator – Women Going Global

July 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Canada

The Canadian Export Challenge (CXC) Virtual Accelerators aim to provide current and aspiring entrepreneurs with guidance that addresses the most relevant aspects of the preparation and execution stages of the export journey. The Women Going Global Accelerator is an event designed to support women entrepreneurs who are thinking about, working towards, or are already exporting their products or services. The hour and a half sessions will include a mix of presentations, Q&A opportunities and small breakout sessions for more in…

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Connecting to the Global Market: International Perspectives on Exporting Connecting with Entrepreneurs Across Global Ecosystems

July 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you an entrepreneur looking to propel yourself forward on the export journey? If so, you won't want to miss the Connecting to the Global Market: International Perspectives on Exporting Connecting with Entrepreneurs Across Global Ecosystems webinar, which is offered in preparation for the upcoming Canadian Export Challenge (CXC) presented by Startup Canada in collaboration with the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), Export Development Canada (EDC) and UPS, along with Mastercard and Scotiabank. This webinar will examine international perspectives on exporting…

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August 2020

The New NAFTA: How to Leverage CUSMA to Enter New Markets

August 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar Canada

Explore key changes from NAFTA to CUSMA and learn how to leverage the trade agreement to enter into new markets. Learn More or Register

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Pitch Building Bootcamp Session

August 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to design a 90-second pitch that is clear, concise and compelling with Volition’s proven narrative pitch-building technique. You’ll learn how to: Build a compelling pitch, without memorizing a script Engage and connect with your audience Portray confidence and be memorable HAVE QUESTIONS? Please email cxc@startupcan.ca and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Learn More or Register

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Financing Your Growing Business Virtual Boot Camp

August 25, 2020 - August 26, 2020

Moody’s Foundation and WEConnect International are pleased to offer a capacity-building program for a select group of women business owners in Canada. The Virtual Boot Camp will take place over the course of two days on Tuesday, August 25th & Wednesday, August 26th, 2020. Applying to and attending the training program is FREE. This training program is ideal for growth-oriented women-owned businesses who are looking to scale their enterprises and require additional capital to grow. The two-day training program will…

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September 2020

Canadian Export Challenge – Application Deadline

September 9, 2020

Are you interested in fast tracking your global business growth? This September, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), along with Export Development Canada (EDC), UPS, Mastercard and Scotiabank, are collaborating with Startup Canada to present the third annual, and first fully digital edition of the Canadian Export Challenge (CXC) for Canadian startups and scale ups powered by Google. This year, the CXC will aim to be a safe space for Canadian exporters and industry partners to come together, provide support…

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Canada’a First Women-Only Virtual Business Mission to South Korea Application Deadline

September 21, 2020

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is pleased to announce that it will lead Canada's First Women-only Virtual Business Mission to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) on November 3-4, 2020. Following the success of the first women-only business mission to Japan in April 2019, APF Canada will continue helping women entrepreneurs in Canada to diversify and expand trade opportunities into other Asian markets. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on international travel, the mission is pivoting to…

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Vancouver Trade Accelerator Program

September 22, 2020 - September 23, 2020
Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Vancouver Trade Accelerator Program! New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services. World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results.…

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Go for the Greens International Women’s Business Development Conference

September 24, 2020 - September 26, 2020
Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Orlando, FL United States + Google Map

Join other women business owners for three days of education, corporate vendor matchmaking, networking, and golf. This boutique event offers exclusive access to partner corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, professional associations and other successful women-owned businesses like yours. Learn how to secure your largest, most profitable contracts ever… in a fun, creative setting. The conference takes place in Orlando, Florida, which welcomes 72 million visitors a year as the most popular destination in the United States for business and leisure travelers.…

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Food & Beverage Market Activation Program

September 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Canada

The World Trade Centre Vancouver (WTC-V) continues its mission to support the success and growth of Canadian SMEs, both at home and through access to international markets and networks. In partnership with the World Trade Centre Toronto, WTC-V is organizing a bilateral trade mission for Canadian companies to promote interprovincial trade, minimize trade barriers and enhance domestic market expansion. As travelling to other markets is not currently an option, WTC-V has created a unique virtual opportunity for B.C. brands to…

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October 2020

Growing Global: Unlocking Women Entrepreneurs Export Potential for Economic Recovery

October 8, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Webinar Canada

Exports are an important driver of economic growth and innovation, now more than ever before. As we focus on economic recovery post COVID-19, access to international markets opens doors to networks of peers, new markets and diversified consumer bases, development of new products and services ideas, and access to diversity and talent on a global scale. On Thursday, October 8, join the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) in partnership with BDC and EDC, for highlights from the upcoming Women Global…

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Trade Accelerator Program

October 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services. World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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Trade Accelerator Program

October 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services. World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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Support for Indigenous Exporters

October 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Access to capital is a significant barrier facing Indigenous companies at all stages of growth. If you're an Indigenous entrepreneur looking for financial products and services you can leverage to succeed in the global marketplace, you won't want to miss How Indigenous companies can get support for exporting, a new webinar presented by Export Development Canada (EDC) and featuring Dina Santos from Canada's Trade Commissioner Service (TCS). Dina Santos, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada…

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Free Trade Agreements

October 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar Canada

Through this session, you will be able to help female entrepreneurs successfully enter the EU, Asia-Pacific and NA markets. As part of the WEOC 2020 Learning Sessions series, WEOC is partnering with the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), and Export Development Canada (EDC) to present a webinar focused on key Free Trade Agreements (FTA), including the Canadian-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Through this session, you will be able to help female entrepreneurs leverage FTA knowledge to…

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Canadian Export Challenge Grand Finale

October 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is proud to be a Promotional Partner of the Canadian Export Challenge! From September 14th - 21st, Startup Canada, in collaboration with UPS, Export Development Canada, and the Trade Commissioner Service, rallied over 2,900 Canadian entrepreneurs to join the Global Entrepreneur Cohort to become export-ready and to graduate from their global accelerator, powered by Google. Now, these regional winners get the chance to compete head to head at the Grand Finale on October 20th to take home…

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Trade Accelerator Program

October 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services. World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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WEConnect International Power the Economy

October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Webinar Canada

WEConnect International is hosting its annual Power the Economy conference online. The agenda includes virtual networking, keynote speakers, business capability building workshops, industry panels and presentations. There will be plenty of opportunities for supplier-buyer connections with our exhibit hall, matchmaker, corporate roundtable activity. Attendees include corporations, government officials and partner organizations ready to support women-owned businesses and the growth of supplier diversity and inclusion in Canada and beyond. Learn More or Register

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Trade Accelerator Program

October 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services. World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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Government Funding for International Growth

October 23, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Accessing government resources for exporting COURSE DESCRIPTION If you are looking to expand your sales outside of Canada, there are government programs available to help. This seminar will explore programs that split the cost of attending virtual trade events, establishing new research and development collaborations with foreign partners, and conducting market research to find new international customers for your products or services. This seminar features speakers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, and Global Affairs Canada Trade…

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Trade Accelerator Program

October 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services. World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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November 2020

Creative Industry Trade Accelerator Program

November 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the Trade Accelerator Program! Apply to be part of this special Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) specifically designed for those in the Creative Industries. Canada's Creative Export Strategy: The creative industries are a strength of the Canadian economy and at the heart of our competitive advantage on the international stage. Canada's creative industries are strong and innovative and have the potential to be leaders in accelerating the growth of the Canadian economy.…

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WBE Canada 2020 Virtual Annual Conference

November 9, 2020 - November 10, 2020

WBE Canada’s Annual Conference is the leading event for corporate & government leaders, procurement professionals and women-owned businesses in Canada. This year’s online conference will provide an upscale virtual experience featuring innovations in supply chains, opportunities to share best practices and top recommendations for the next decade. 5 REASONS TO ATTEND LEARN - the strategies, solutions and keys to supplier diversity - the benefits and key components of developing a strong supplier diversity program and how to leverage its benefits…

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Connect Virtually to Global Infrastructure Opportunities via Public Private Partnerships

November 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Is your company looking to engage in global infrastructure projects using the public private partnership (P3) model? If so, you are invited to join Canada's Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) at P3 2020, the 28th annual conference brought to you by the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships. This year's event will be held digitally for the first time, which offers a new way to discover the latest innovations in the sector and engage with experts and influencers across the globe.…

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How Canadian Companies can Navigate ‘Business as Unusual’

November 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar Canada

The COVID-19 crisis hit the economy hard, and companies are re-thinking their business models and strategies. In this webinar, you’ll discover how to manage the current risks and challenges from Mairead Lavery, President and CEO of Export Development Canada, and The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Join EDC live on Wednesday, Nov.18, 2020 from 10 to 11 a.m. to get: How COVID-19 has impacted Canada’s global trade Tips for Canadian exporters and small…

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Exporting: Growing Beyond BC Borders

November 19, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Canada

Are you looking to take your business to the next level and expand to new markets? Growing Beyond BC Borders is an opportunity to learn how you could expand your start-up business to reach new markets and serve more clients! This webinar will cover : Accessibility to new markets Next steps for you to get started on your expansion plan Relevant case studies Trends for new exporters Learn More or Register

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Canada-Japan Trade and Investment Opportunities

November 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Webinar Canada

The Japan-Canada Chambers Council (JCCC) is a joint initiative of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The JCCC focuses on enhancing commercial relationships between our respective business communities. Japan is a key market for Canadian businesses given it is the world’s third-largest economy and a member of the CPTPP. Learn More or Register

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December 2020

Grow Your Business in the European Union with CETA

December 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Webinar Canada

When prompted, please use the following invitation code to access the registration form: CETA3RD Join us in exploring why the European Union (EU) is a market of tremendous opportunity at this virtual seminar on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)! The EU is one of the largest economies in the world and Canada's second largest trading partner. With its dynamic and diverse market of 450+ million affluent consumers, it is a major importer of goods and services…

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January 2021

Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2021

January 7
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One event on January 11, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on January 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on January 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on January 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

Webinar Canada

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the largest technology event in the world, and an important venue for business development where companies have the opportunity to debut new and innovative technologies to global buyers and investors. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for over 50 years. The all-digital CES 2021 will allow the entire tech community to safely share ideas and introduce the products that will shape our future. For the occasion, Canada’s Trade…

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Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2021

January 11
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 11, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on January 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on January 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on January 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

Webinar Canada

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the largest technology event in the world, and an important venue for business development where companies have the opportunity to debut new and innovative technologies to global buyers and investors. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for over 50 years. The all-digital CES 2021 will allow the entire tech community to safely share ideas and introduce the products that will shape our future. For the occasion, Canada’s Trade…

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Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2021

January 14
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 11, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on January 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on January 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on January 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

Webinar Canada

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the largest technology event in the world, and an important venue for business development where companies have the opportunity to debut new and innovative technologies to global buyers and investors. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for over 50 years. The all-digital CES 2021 will allow the entire tech community to safely share ideas and introduce the products that will shape our future. For the occasion, Canada’s Trade…

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Leveraging Immigrant Experience for Global Business Success

Immigrant-owned businesses have a positive impact on international trade.  They are key drivers for innovation, economic growth, and can play a crucial role in Canada’s successful export story. Immigrants also diversify international markets as they are inclined to export beyond the United States and focus more on emerging markets. A report by the Conference Board […]

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CUSMA: What You Need to Know

If you are an exporter or thinking of exporting to the United States of America(USA), you may have heard of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) which came into effect on July 1, 2020. As the US is the biggest market for Canadian goods, the agreement has a deep impact on Canadian exporters since it provides […]

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