Over the course of the pandemic, Canada’s SMEs have stepped up for the health and safety of their communities, continuing to innovate, adapt, and pivot in order to provide goods and services to Canadians, from coast to coast to coast. As we look to 2022, I know our nation’s SMEs will continue to step up, both in the face of new challenges and fantastic new opportunities alike. Our recovery will be dependent on you, and the good work of CanadianSME magazine which will continue to provide resources, guidance, and a community for Canadian entrepreneurs and small businesses to thrive.
By Hon. Mary Ng, P.C., M.P.
Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development
From promoting Canada to the world as a great place to do business to help our entrepreneurs and businesses stay competitive and access new markets to ushering in an inclusive and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 – Minister Ng is focused on helping Canadians succeed.
First elected the Member of Parliament for Markham–Thornhill in April 2017, Minister Ng was first appointed to Cabinet in July 2018 as Minister for Small Business and Export Promotion. After being successfully re-elected in September 2021, she became Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business, and Economic Development.
Prior to serving as a Member of Parliament, Minister Ng worked in government provincially in Ontario and federally including as Appointments Director for the Prime Minister. As well, she worked as Executive Director for the President of Ryerson University where she oversaw the creation of a world-leading business incubator for tech start-ups.
Throughout her 20 years of public service, Minister Ng has been a devoted community leader with a focus on creating jobs, fostering entrepreneurship, and empowering small businesses to innovate and grow.