Access to capital

We’re bridging the gap that exists for women entrepreneurs when it comes to accessing capital. Whether you’re aspiring to start or expand your own business, our advisors are here to provide tailored financing solutions that meet your business needs.  

Financing Solutions

With the support of our team of advisors, The Scotiabank Women Initiative ® offers unbiased access to capital, and tailored solutions that are designed specifically for business owners.


Grant Funding

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Your business is going places. And so are you.

We can work out a tailored plan to navigate your business forward.

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Canadian Small Business Financing Program 
A government program to help existing businesses or start-ups acquire the necessary financing for working capital costs. 


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Canadian businesses can access over $5.9B annually in grants, tax credits, and incentives with Pocketed’s intelligent matching platform and funding solutions. But accessing this funding can be overwhelming. 

The Scotiabank Women Initiative has partnered with Pocketed to help you unlock the power of government funding. Pocketed’s intelligent platform helps your business:

  •  Save time with personalized funding matches. 
  •  Never miss a funding opportunity again with real-time alerts and notifications.
  •  Win more funding with expertly written applications.
As a Scotiabank customer, you can join The Scotiabank Women Initiative and enjoy the benefits of our partnership with Pocketed.  Speak with a Small Business Advisor today!


Innovative tools and resources to help you start, sustain,and  grow your small business.

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Scotiabank Business Plan Writer 

The most important user of your business plan is you. Use our interactive planning tool to create your custom business plan.

Small Business Solutions Builder

Determine the best solutions based on your business needs. Use this interactive selector to help you find the right combination of banking solutions for your business.

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Insights and client stories: 

Hear how Robin Kovitz was able to scale her business and access capital in the face of gender bias, with the help of The Scotiabank Women Initiative . Read more.

In this episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, we dive into grant funding, co-founder relationships, and navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship. Listen now 

Scotiabank’s Alida Pellegrino explains the different types of borrowing and how to make the most of your business loan application. Listen now

Our partners and offers

Our partnerships and offers can provide additional tools and resources to help you succeed. Discover what's available to you.