In last 20 years, the number of women entrepreneurs in Canada has grown rapidly and reports show that there has been 13% raise in the self employed women in the year 2009 and the self employment rate among men in Canada has raised by 10%.
In Canada, Women entrepreneurs play major in establishing small and medium-sized enterprises and they have a significant impact on creating job opportunities and raise the economic status of Canada.
The average age of the women entrepreneurs in Canada is 48.5 years and in 2007, 44% of women business owners have indicated that they are planning to expand the scope of the business by 38% in next two years.
The revenue generated by most of the female owned firms has been increasing steadily and in 2007, these firms have generated $ 563,000. In Canada, out of 2.6 million self employed individuals, more than 900,000 self employed workers are women.