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Canada's International Trade Portfolio: Where we fit

Our role is to help Canadian companies sell beyond Canada’s borders, including to the United States. We do this by providing insurance and financing solutions to companies with export contracts. We also provide guarantees to banks so they are encouraged to provide their exporting customers with access to more working capital.

Exporting resources

If you don’t currently have a contract to sell your goods or services internationally but are looking for information on how to start exporting, our resources are a great place to start.

Build an export strategy

Developing an export strategy is a crucial step in building your business plan. Learn about competitive strategies and how to build an export and business plan.

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Find export opportunities

Now that your export strategy is coming together, you need to research export opportunities. You'll also want to find the right markets for your products or services. Start by reviewing the markets where EDC has provided companies in that market with financing.

Access support

You've got a plan and researched your potential markets thoroughly. Now you need a little support.

Here are some great resources:

Get insights and keep learning

Don't forget to keep up on the latest export trends, including hot sectors and markets.

Here are some tools to help you:

How EDC can help exporters

We can support your export business if you have a contract with an international customer and are looking to:


International Trade Training

EDC and FITT have teamed up to provide the skills you need to succeed in your international business career.

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