Advancing women’s economic empowerment is not only the right thing to do – it’s necessary for Canada’s success. In 2018, our government made an unprecedented investment with Canada’s first-ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. This has been a challenging year that has disproportionately impacted women entrepreneurs and business owners, and we know that women’s empowerment continues to be the way forward.
We will keep supporting women in a kaleidoscope of ways: from legislating pay equity and universal childcare, to creating an Action Plan for Women in the Economy and making inclusive investments so women can grow their businesses in Canada and globally.
Hon. Mary Ng, P.C., M.P. – Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
From promoting Canada to the world as a great place to do business, to helping our entrepreneurs and businesses grow and access new markets – 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 October 2019, she became Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade.
Prior to serving as a Member of Parliament, Minister Ng served as Appointments Director for the Prime Minister, and 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.