EDC’s vision for 2030: Canada is recognized as a leader in international trade.

Driven by our purpose, and guided by our vision and values, we aspire to be a powerful force for good for Canadians and the wider world – as a leader in international trade. Our 2030 Strategy is our blueprint.

   

Mairead Lavery, President and Chief Executive Officer Export Development Canada

Our confidence stems from our talented and passionate employees, who are driven to make a difference and have an impact on the people, businesses and communities they serve.

Mairead Lavery  —  President and Chief Executive Officer Export Development Canada



Change starts here

EDC’S mandate – to support and develop Canada’s export trade – gives us an incredible opportunity to be champions of progress and catalysts for change.

Our purpose

Make Canada and the world better through trade.

Our mission

We use our unique trade knowledge and financial solutions to support and develop trade between Canada and other countries, and to enhance Canada’s competitiveness in the international marketplace.

Our vision

By 2030, Canada has regained its standing as a leader in international trade, building a better and stronger economic future for all Canadians. 





2030 Strategy

International trade is crucial to the prosperity of Canadians, accounting for nearly two-thirds of our national economy. Yet, Canada’s trade performance is falling behind that of our OECD peers, causing us to miss out on economic growth, jobs and the host of benefits that trade can generate. Our 2030 Strategy aims to turn things around.



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Female architect drawing up plans


Lead with our values

While EDC has always been a values-based organization, leading with our values is about putting them at the centre of everything we do so that they define us, guide us and enable us to be a force for the greater good.

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Put customers’ needs first

Small, micro-, medium- and large-sized companies each have different needs, so we’re going to tailor solutions that align with each segment. 

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Technician working on solar panels


Focus on sectors of the future

We’ll build our expertise in sectors where we expect the most growth – most notably, agri-food, clean technologies, advanced manufacturing, digital industries and resources of the future. 

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Make an impact that matters

We plan to measure our impact on our customers’ success and on Canadian trade – for example, by tracking whether we’ve helped companies grow their trade revenues, created more Canadian jobs or improved Canada’s trade performance.

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Key enablers

We’re able to be the champions of progress that we envision because of our people, partners, risk appetite, digital capabilities and ESG practices.

Infographic of EDC’s 5 Key Enablers





Make Canada and the world better through trade

EDC’s 2030 Strategy will guide our ambitions, choices and actions, and position us to deliver for Canada over the long term.
Its focus is on improving Canada’s trade performance as a means to improve the prosperity of all Canadians in the years to come.