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A Diverse Culture

Realize your abilities, not your boundaries

Our culture is founded on trust and collaboration, as well as top performers who challenge the status quo. Everything we do is designed to create an environment where your career will thrive. We encourage initiative, personal accountability and a diverse workplace. We create working opportunities with other colleagues and empower you to look for ways to improve our business.

Diversity and inclusion are vital to our success

At EDC, we believe that our people and their unique perspectives, experiences, and cultures are fundamental to our success - now and in the future. Given our mandate, it just makes good business sense. In fact we have embedded this value into our recruitment process by using  an outreach network that includes diverse talent from aboriginal people, people with disabilities, visible minorities, women and internationally trained professionals.

Diversity and inclusion make EDC a rewarding place to work and a company people want to do business with. Having a welcoming and collaborative workplace culture makes employees feel that they belong and helps ensure that they are comfortable bringing new ideas and different perspectives forward.

Tapping into your skills

Wei Song, Financing

As one of many EDCers with foreign language skills, I once assisted in deciphering Chinese financial statements. Given my Chinese banking experience, my help enabled the team to quickly conclude a transaction which led to the export of medical equipment.

A rewarding career

Yolanda Banks, Corporate Responsibility

A highlight of my work was developing the Beyond Exports program, a partnership with CARE Canada to assign EDC staff to CARE micro-enterprise projects abroad. This allows us to invest in communities which are often in poor countries, while capturing the imagination of EDC staff.

A career choice you can feel good about

We help Canadian exporters reach their goals in ways that are sustainable, from environmental, human rights and lending perspectives. We go beyond the expected to help build business strategies that benefit all stakeholders. These are the principles that form the foundation for the way we do business:
  • We conduct our business with honesty, integrity and fairness.
  • We consider the environmental impacts of our business.
  • We balance public accountability with customer confidentiality.
  • We are active – both corporately and individually – in our communities.
  • We create a climate that supports employee performance and development.
2015 CSR Annual Report

Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report

Doing better together. Read more in our Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report.