We help Canadian companies make an impact at home and abroad as they grow their business beyond Canada’s borders. Alongside our customers, we’re focused on building a stronger, more prosperous and sustainable economy for all Canadians. We’re accelerating the export impact, and our 2023 Integrated Annual Report outlines our progress. 

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$131.4 billion

in exports, foreign investment and trade development activities, down 1% from 2022

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customers served, up 2% from 2022

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$12.2 billion

in business facilitated in the cleantech sector, a new record, up 39% from 2022

Accelerating the export impact

Export Development Canada (EDC) aims to help Canada regain its standing as a leader in international trade by 2030. As a values-based organization, we put them at the centre of everything we do, and this integrated annual report is organized around our core values: passion for customers, inclusion, sustainability, caring and integrity.


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We measure our performance against select corporate objectives that most closely align with our strategic focus and values. We met or exceeded most of the targets we set for 2023.

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Passion for customers

We are committed to our customers’ success. In 2023, we expanded programs, introduced new knowledge offerings and opened new representations abroad.

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We work to ensure equity-seeking Canadian companies can access capital, contracts and trade solutions, and we value and respect differences among our employees.

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We embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into everything we do. ESG practices are key to EDC’s sustainability as well as the long-term success of Canadian companies.

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Vivian Abdelmessih,Chair, Board of Directors, EDC

Message from the Chair

I am eager to see EDC help even more businesses tap into the vast potential awaiting them in international markets.

Mairead Lavery, President and Chief Executive Officer, EDC

Message from the President and CEO

The year presented real challenges for Canadian exporters, but the breadth of international opportunities has never been greater. 

Lorraine Audsley, Senior Vice-President and Chief Risk and Sustainability Officer

Message from the Chief Risk and Sustainability Officer

If there was ever a time to understand the value of responsible business growth, it is now.

Better for all Canadians

Our work ultimately helps create a stronger, more equitable and sustainable economy through a focus on trade diversification, support for Canadian jobs and the transition to a low-carbon future.


Related publications

Our 2023 Integrated Annual Report is supplemented by detailed stand-alone disclosures and information about our corporate strategy, ESG governance and performance. 

Date modified: 2024-05-22