EDC’s mandate is clear: we exist to help Canadian companies go, grow and succeed internationally. Over our 75-year history, we have embraced our calling, supporting more than a trillion dollars in Canadian exports and investments, and working with tens of thousands of Canadian companies to find international success. Our focus now is on making the next 75 years even better than the first – by growing Canada’s export trade while also raising the bar on responsibility and sustainability.

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customers served in 2019

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$102.6 billion 

total business conducted by our customers with the help of EDC solutions

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of our customers were SMEs in 2019


We are Canada’s export credit agency


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Partner to Canadian exporters

We serve Canadian companies of all types and sizes.


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Champion for trade enablement

We give companies a platform to grow and solutions to expand and diversify.

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Promoter of responsible and sustainable business

Promoting Canadian trade has potential for creating good in the world.


Our customers’ stories

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Put your best face forward

Accessing EDC Select Credit Insurance provided peace of mind for Wyld Skincare’s founder when her company started exporting to the U.S.

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How a dog accessory company went global

Two EDC products gave Muttluks the confidence to try sales in the U.S.

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How a small-town business catapulted onto the global stage

Through the EDC Business Connection Program, Aquatic Life gained the attention of a multinational mining giant.

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Beauty products garner international success

The Green Beaver turned to EDC to mitigate its risks and access more money when international opportunities arose.

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Powered by passion

Quebec firm Effenco designs electrical system to reduce emissions.

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Outstanding in the field

How cleantech company Semios is helping feed the world’s growing population.

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Martine Irman, Chair, Board of Directors

For more than three quarters of a century, through economic boom and bust, this corporation has worked hand in hand with Canadian businesses.

Martine Irman  —  Board Chair


Mairead Lavery, President and Chief Executive Officer, Export Development Canada

In 2019, we showed not only the ability to do more business, but a willingness to do business differently.

Mairead Lavery  —  President and CEO
Mairead Lavery, President and Chief Executive Officer, Export Development Canada



Date modified: 2020-04-08