Accelerate your expansion into new global markets with the EDC Business Connection Program.

Through the EDC Business Connection Program, Canadian companies are introduced to international buyers committed to working with Canadian suppliers. We help your company grow by connecting you to business opportunities in global markets. 

In the past year alone, EDC introduced us to about a dozen customers so that we could showcase the [Rail-Veyor] technology to a variety of large corporate global partners overseas and also smaller localized companies in various regions around the world.

Ron Russ  —  President and CEO Rail–Veyor

Connect to tangible business opportunities

  • Our team of trade experts and sector advisors consult with international buyers on their supply-chain needs and business objectives, so we can identify real opportunities that fit your expertise and capabilities.
  • We also provide financing to international companies to encourage them to consider qualified Canadian suppliers for their procurement needs. 
  • Our goal is trade creation for Canada. We measure success based on the quality of the business opportunities we uncover, not on the number of introductions we make.

Get access to key decision-makers at top global companies

  • Our targeted introductions give you access to key decision-makers committed to working with Canadian suppliers.
  • We make business introductions through one-on-one meetings and events in Canada and around the world. A direct introduction to someone who can influence procurement decisions can save you months of business development costs.
  • We connect you to relevant partners, including resellers, distributors, and service providers.

Expand your business into new markets with confidence

  • We have leading sector specialists in Canada and representation in high-growth markets around the world, with staff and partners working on the ground to connect Canadian exporters to opportunities.
  • EDC’s sector specialists and representatives in global markets have local knowledge and relationships that can help you form the in-market networks that are often required for larger supply contracts.
  • We limit the risks typically associated with global expansion. Through the EDC Business Connection Program, you benefit from the work of a global team and access to valuable international business insights, for free.

How it works

Our goal is to drive growth for the Canadian economy by helping Canadian businesses succeed internationally. We work with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, industry associations and provincial governments to help Canadian companies take advantage of international opportunities.

When you create your company profile with EDC, we continue to build our understanding of Canadian expertise so that more businesses can grow through trade and bring their expertise to the world.

1. Create your company profile

To make a match we need to know about your company and capabilities. Visit our Connection Form to give us your details.

2. Speak to an EDC trade advisor

Call 1-800-229-0575 to discuss who you are and how you can take part.

3. Wait for us to make a match

When we have an opportunity to fill a specific need for an international client that matches your product or service, we will contact you with an invitation to take part in a meeting or an event.

4. Perfect your pitch

It is important to prepare yourself to sell the value of your product or service. Check out our resources on being competitive  and creating a unique value proposition

We can help you succeed internationally. Speak with a trade advisor today to learn how.

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