User Guide for Business Women

The Trade Commissioner Service’s Business Women in International Trade program have recently partnered with Industry Canada’s Canadian Company Capabilities (CCC) database to include a specialized directory for Women-Owned Businesses.

The purpose of this guide is to provide you with an easy to follow process in order to get you and your company registered for the Women-Owned Business Specialized Directory and on the radar of potential partners, procurement professionals and distributors from around the world.

Contents

Getting Started
Creating a New Account
Registering Your Company

 

Getting Started

1. Type the URL www.ic.gc.ca\bwit in your browser to access the specialized directory for women owned businesses on the Canadian Company Capabilities website.

2. Click the "Register Button".

Creating a New Account

If you need to create a new account, you will be asked to complete a couple of forms in order to obtain your username and password.

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2. Once you have successfully created a new account with Industry Canada, you will receive a confirmation screen and email. You are now ready to register your company to the CCC. Select the link to do so.

Registering Your Company

1. Sign into the CCC using your Industry Canada username and password. To register your company, then click on "New Registration"
Note: In order avoid duplicates in the database, you may want to search for your company name or address before registering your profile.

2. Next, select the type of profile that you would like to register. To take full advantage of the CCC, we recommend that you select all three options. Once you make your selection(s), click on continue.

Next, you will be asked to fill out one last quick form.
Note: If an existing company in the database matches your company`s name or postal code, this screen will appear. You can click on "View" to see that organization’s information; alternatively you can click "New Registration" if your organization is not listed.

3. Steps 2-7 will ask you to enter your company information. Please go through each question and enter as much information as you can. The more complete your profile, the more you will get out of the CCC.

4. Step 8 will allow you to associate your company profile with the women-owned business irectory as well as other specialized directories. You can add your company to any number of specialized directories by selecting the "Add" button


From the Specialized Directories page, select all that apply to your company and click the "Save" button at the bottom of the screen.
You will then be taken to a summary screen of the directories that you selected. If everything is as you’d like it, click on "Continue"; if you want to make any changes, select "Back".

5. Steps 9-13 ask for more information about your company. Fill out as much information as you can. Remember, the more complete your profile, the more the CCC can work for you. Once you have completed all of the forms, click on "Done" on the bottom of the screen to complete your registration into the CCC.

6. That’s It! Congratulations and welcome to the Women-owned business directory in the Canadian Company Capabilities database. Your organization’s profile will now be available to procurement professionals, distributors and partners from all around the world looking to do business with you!

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