Export Igniter is an “accelerator” program that helps growth-stage companies navigate the complexities of international businesses and break into new markets. Over a 12-week period, participants will receive a comprehensive program of training, mentoring and resources. The new graduates will be ready to implement their export strategy.
FITT is dedicated to training, resources and professional certification in international business for individuals and businesses. FITT is the world leader in training and certification in import-export. The FITT Certified International Trade Professional (CITP® | FIBP®) designation is the world's largest professional designation for international business professionals.
Exploring Markets: Prospecting Missions, International Trade Fairs
Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) - Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)
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.
BWIT organizes women-focussed trade missions, funding and financing, exporting advice and support and 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.
Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB)
ONB organizes many events on export-related topics as well as trade missions.
Creating Business Opportunities: The Supplier Diversity Program
50% of Canadian businesses are owned by women, yet only 5% of business-to-government contracts are awarded to women-owned businesses. The Supplier Diversity Program is a strategic business process which aims to provide women-owned businesses, Aboriginal peoples and minorities with an equal opportunity to become suppliers to large corporations in Canada and the United States.
Several organizations offer this certification:
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada)
WBE Canada is a not-for-profit organization, led by corporate members who build connections between Canadian women-owned businesses and corporate/government buyers across North America.
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
CAMSC champions business relationships and economic growth of the Canadian supply chain through the inclusion of Aboriginals and minority suppliers.
WEConnect International has been active in Canada since the beginning of 2008, working with strategic partners, government agencies, corporate members and outstanding women business owners across the country.