EDC is a workplace grounded in mutual respect and supportiveness. We encourage each other to think big, be innovative, and put our full skills and knowledge to use. We build teams that root for each other, professionally—and personally, too. We’re here for each other because we know it takes all of our combined talents to help Canadian companies succeed internationally.

The best part of my job is the people. The collective talent and knowledge of a team who all feel connected to and energized by the same goal.

Agatha Alstrom  —  Director, Strategic Initiatives
Agatha Alstrom, Director, Strategic Initiatives & Business Process Enablement
A diverse group of EDC employees

Diversity & inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are more than just values at EDC: they’re fundamental strengths that go hand in hand. We actively reach out and recruit diverse talent to ensure our workforce reflects our country and the international marketplace where we do business. And we just as actively make sure that each of us is welcomed, accepted and free to bring—and be—our very best every day.

Driven to give

As an international business, we understand the world is made up of all kinds of communities. We give you the opportunity to give back to the communities and causes you care about in many ways: through annual Community Investment Days, educational and volunteering initiatives, and our partnership with CARE Canada to support economic development around the globe.

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EDC employees engaged in educational and volunteering activities

Community Investment Day brings value not only to the charities we’re working with, but also to us as employees. To spend time giving back, with the full support of your employer, spend a day in the sun, and work with colleagues you don’t normally work with, creates a really great energy across the organization. It feels good to give back and have that valued and reinforced by the company you work for.

Matthew Robinson  —  Associate, Environmental and Social Risk

A partnership of caring

Since 2009, we’ve partnered with CARE Canada on the global community investment initiative, Beyond Exports—helping strengthen CARE’s international enterprise and economic development projects with EDC expertise. Each year, four EDC employees volunteer for assignments at CARE offices in Zambia, Peru and India and at CARE Canada’s Ottawa headquarters. Through those assignments, we help small enterprises and communities gain access to the economic and financial opportunities they need to grow and prosper.

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EDC employees and their families participate in a walk for CARE Canada
Beyond Exports: EDC & CARE Canada video

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

Yolanda Banks  —  Principal Advisor, Strategy and Operations

Where you belong

Wherever you’re from, whatever your background, there’s a group for you at EDC to belong and contribute to. (And if there’s not, you can start one!) Today our employee-led groups include Women@EDC, LGBTQ2+, Latinos y Amigos and Students@EDC — all supported by our Diversity and Inclusion Committee. We also have a Fitness Committee and a Green Team you can join.

EDC employees participate in a Pride event as part of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee
EDC employees discuss corporate social responsibility

Corporate sustainability and responsibility

Every company needs to know what it stands for. That’s especially true in a global business like ours that takes on risk so Canadian companies can take on the world. If you want to know more about our principles and performance on everything from human rights to environmental sustainability, business integrity, engaging the communities in which we operate and inspiring our workforce, check out our Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility report.

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Life at EDC

From our company-wide commitment to health and wellness to competitive compensation and amazing opportunities to grow—as a person and in your career—life at EDC is rich, varied and full of possibilities.

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