Start yourself on the path to becoming a leader in international business and trade. Whether you’re looking for a work term or co-op placement, educational programming or a scholarship to help you on your way, EDC has opportunities for you. 

Work and co-ops

Dive into a fast-paced work environment with real, challenging assignments. Build your professional network in your chosen field. Get hands-on international business experience. Most of our student positions are finance-related, but we also offer placements in management information systems, risk management, insurance, computer science, project management, communications, marketing, human resources, economics, sales and environmental science. You’ll also get to take part in social activities with other students—and enjoy free access to our on-site gym and fitness classes.

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Work and co-ops

I was able to gain valuable experience working across several areas of the program, ranging from change management to project management. My leaders strongly believed in the development of students, and I left the office every day having learned something new. As my summer term came to an end, my leaders helped to connect me to a position on the Contract Insurance and Bonding team.

Mathew Foubert  —  UnderwriterContract Insurance & Bonding

When to apply

Student positions are available three times a year.

Winter term (January to April)

Posted in September

Summer term (May to August)

Posted in January

Fall term (September to December)

Posted in May

When I was a student I worked closely with small business account managers from coast to coast. There wasn’t a typical day for me. Every day, I got to see how exports continue to redefine Canada’s economic prosperity through the eyes of brave small- and medium-sized enterprise owners taking on new opportunities in foreign markets.

Eric Agyemang  —  Account ManagerCommercial Markets & Small Business







If you’d like a financial boost to help with your international business studies, consider applying for an EDC scholarship. We award a number of scholarships every year through our Youth Education Program. 

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Date modified: 2023-11-21