Collaborate for success

When you work with us, you’ll get access to our latest trade knowledge and solutions to help your customers go, grow and succeed internationally. You’ll also join our growing network of collaborators who are working together to help Canadian companies meet their international business goals.

Meet our featured alliance members

Business Development Bank of Canada

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Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is Canada’s business bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. They help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital. We work with BDC, our sister crown corporation, in a complementary way to help Canadian companies throughout their growth journey.

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Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

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The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is Canada’s most comprehensive network of international business professionals. The TCS helps companies navigate the complexities of international markets and make better business decisions. On the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide, the TCS is gaining market intelligence, uncovering opportunities for Canadian companies and helping reduce business costs and risks. The TCS is a free service of the Government of Canada, helping companies prepare for international markets, assess market potential, find qualified contacts and resolve business problems. The TCS and EDC work in close collaboration to support Canadian exporters and investors of all sizes to help them succeed in international markets.‎

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Farm Credit Canada

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As Canada’s leading agriculture lender, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) lives and breathes Canadian agriculture and agri-food. They support, strengthen and celebrate the industry and lend money and provide other services to primary producers, agri-food operations and agribusinesses that provide inputs or add value to agriculture. We work with FCC, specifically with our Export Guarantee Program, to increase financial support to exporting agri-food companies.

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Forum for International Trade Training


We’ve collaborated with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) to deliver EDC-FITT international trade training. The training program pairs FITT’s internationally accredited FITTskills courses with EDC’s trade expertise to equip import-export professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed internationally.

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MaRS is North America’s largest urban innovation hub. A registered non-profit, MaRS supports high-growth startups and scale-ups tackling key issues in health, cleantech, fintech and other sectors. In addition, MaRS convenes all members of the tech ecosystem to drive breakthrough discoveries, grow the economy and make an impact by solving real problems for real people—in Canada and around the world.

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Benefits of working with EDC

Date modified: 2023-02-06