Recertification Process

Eligibility Requirements

WBE certified business ownerTo recertify annually as a WBE Canada Women Business Enterprise (WBE), your company must continue to meet international certification standards. The company must be at least 51.0% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women. The company must be legally conducting business in Canada.

Provided that your company continues to meet the eligibility criteria, you may re-apply by following this abbreviated recertification process. We require that you complete and submit an online recertification application in advance of your annual expiry date.

Certifications that are not renewed by their anniversary date will subsequently be revoked.  To attain Certification after this time may require a new application.  If there have been changes to your company ownership, management or control, you will be required to submit documentation evidencing the changes and your continuing eligibility for certification.

Simplified Recertification Application Process

  • Step 1 – Log in to our WBE Can Network You will see the RECERTIFICATION APPLICATION icon on your profile page. Click on it and complete the online application.
  • Step 2 – If there have been changes to ownership, management or control, you will be required to submit/upload the relevant documentation.
  • Step 3 – Your non-refundable fee can be easily remitted by credit card through our online payment account.
  • Step 4 – Click SUBMIT.


The annual fee is currently $750.00 plus taxes applicable to your province (HST or GST). This fee is subject to change at the discretion of WBE Canada.

ProvinceTotal Due (including GST/HST)
BC – 5%$787.50
AB – 5%$787.50
SK – 5%$787.50
MB – 5%$787.50
ON – 13%$847.50
QC – 5%$787.50
NB – 15%$862.50
NS – 15%$862.50
PEI – 15%$862.50
NFLD – 15%$862.50
YT – 5%$787.50
NU – 5%$787.50
NWT – 5%$787.50

WBE certified business owner leading a teamThe fee is payable in Canadian dollars and is non-refundable. The fee covers our service and due diligence in assessing eligibility for recertification and is not refundable regardless of whether the application is approved or declined. You will be required to remit this non-refundable fee through our online payment system within the recertification application process.

Your application and documentation will then be reviewed by WBE Canada and if eligible, a new Certificate will be issued to you. You can locate your current certificate at any time as a downloadable document from within your profile on our WBE-Can-Network.

We encourage our certified WBEs to review and update their online profile so that corporate members and other WBEs can find and assess their connection with you.

Once certified by WBE Canada, basic company information that is generally considered public information as supplied by you will be available to the WBE Canada Network of companies seeking vendors and business partners. Prior to submitting this application, we refer you to our Privacy Policy, which outlines our collection, use and disclosure of your information.

WBE Canada reserves the right to ask questions in addition to those listed in this application as reasonably required to ensure your company meets all of the certification criteria.

Should you have any questions regarding the recertification process, please contact us at

Code of Conduct

Women business owners code of conductCredentials (Username and Password) – To help ensure network confidentiality, you may not share your access information with others.

Respect – Common courtesies should be observed at all times when communicating with others in the network.

Communication – It is not acceptable to use your network access to conduct mass sales or advertising campaigns to “spam” others.