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Marie-Josée Richer and Alon Farber, owners of PRANA Biovegan

PRANA Biovegan: Changing the world with healthy snacks

Article October 27, 2020 PRANA Biovegan was able to focus on growth during COVID-19 with EDC’s Investment Matching Program.

A business woman stands with her arms crossed

Business recovery and resilience guide

Guide October 15, 2020 Get practical solutions and expertise to help create business resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

An artist sets up her online store.

Costing and financing e-commerce platforms

Blog October 06, 2020 How to choose, cost out and finance an e-commerce platform for your Canadian business.

Fluid Energy already had the capabilities, licenses, as well as supplier and packaging relationships required to producing hand sanitizer.

How a Calgary company used EDC to help it make a COVID-19 pivot

Article September 11, 2020 Traditionally, Fluid mainly specialized in producing environmentally responsible, advanced chemical systems for a variety of uses within the oil and gas sector. Now they are also producing hand sanitizer.

Multicoloured 3D map

Digitizing the world: Ecopia maps its way to success

Article August 18, 2020 Ecopia is a Toronto-based tech company that uses artificial intelligence to make maps of the world.

Medical scrubs and other PPE are in high demand.

Apparel maker now one of the country’s major PPE suppliers

Article July 24, 2020 Mondetta has become one of Canada’s major suppliers of medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Joella Hogan, owner of The Yukon Soaps Company

Drive to succeed: Indigenous women rely on strong community ties, proud heritage to grow their business

Article July 08, 2020 EDC customers share what it’s like running women-owned Indigenous companies in Canada.

InkSmith CEO Jeremy Hedges stands on his factory floor.

Reinventing business during COVID-19

Article June 16, 2020 A CEO shares lessons learned while creating a new business during the pandemic.

A woman in the medical supply industry looks at incoming orders.

EDC helps Canadian businesses equip COVID-19 front-line personnel

Article May 12, 2020 Front-line workers are facing a global shortage of PPE to fight COVID-19. EDC has joined that fight.

Kareway Homes owner Wayne Cunnningham and his wife Carol at their job site.

Construction company finds pandemic relief with BCAP

Article May 06, 2020 When COVID-19 made a promising bank loan fall apart, BCAP and EDC helped get it back on track.

Man making a leap from one boulder to another

5 ways EDC can help your business get through COVID-19

Blog May 06, 2020 Five ways EDC can provide financial support to those in need

Man working in the shadows on his laptop

COVID-19: Planning for today’s survival and tomorrow’s growth

Blog May 01, 2020 Resources of support for Canadian companies impacted by the pandemic

Empty airport, parked airplane highlights gloom

COVID-19 grounds aerospace industry

Report April 24, 2020 With air traffic at a standstill, this sector is in for a wild ride. Read this EDC Economics overview to discover how it could take years for this industry to recover.

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Ciele Athletics: Performance, protection and seamless style

Success Story With EDC’s Export Guarantee Program, this hat company hit the ground running in the United States

Person speaking to a doctor via video chat on their mobile phone

Dialogue: Making health care accessible from your smartphone

Success Story This telehealth company, Dialogue, took its technology to Germany with help from EDC’s Export Guarantee Program.

Accessing EDC Porfolio Credit Insurance and Export Guaranty program gave Marianne Bertrand the ability to grow and go global.

Muttluks: How a dog accessory company went global

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

Tornado Spectral Systems manufactures chemical analysis and measurement products. Photo features science test tubes.

Tornado Spectral Systems: Shedding light on chemical measurement around the globe

Success Story With EDC’s support, this chemical analysis and measurement company has taken on international contracts from all over the world.

Team laughing and working around a desk.

Solving marketing challenges took Perkuto to international markets

Success Story With help from its financial institution and EDC, this marketing consulting company has been able to continue its fast-paced growth and take on international contracts.

HockeyShot

A top-shelf approach to selling internationally took HockeyShot to new markets

Success Story Accessing EDC’s Export Guarantee Program allowed this hockey-training company to deliver the world’s largest synthetic ice rink in Mexico

EnergyGeeks provides concierge-style “Solar Energy for Dummies” service.

EnergyGeeks: Shedding light on solar power

Success Story Since the solar power company launched in the United States at the beginning of 2018, revenue has almost doubled.

Lord Cultural Resources

Lord Cultural Resources, cultural planning firm, lands large international contracts thanks to help from EDC

Success Story Without EDC’s products, the company would not have been able to accept at least six large global contracts.

Wuxly

Keeping the world warm: How Wuxly Movement went from Kickstarter campaign to international success

Success Story Additional working capital from EDC and logistics support from eShipper helped this animal-free parka company reach cold climates beyond Canadian borders.

London automotive

London Automotive & Manufacturing Ltd: Tooling Up to be a Strategic Sourcing Partner

Success Story Loan guarantees from EDC helped this auto parts maker purchase the tooling it needed to fill a massive order from General Motors

Maxy Media

Maxy Media

Success Story After rapid expansion, this digital media buying agency leveraged EDC’s Export Guarantee Program to get access to more working capital from its bank.

Cubehx

“Understand what customers are going through”: Help from EDC took this user experience company to new markets

Success Story EDC’s Export Guarantee Program helped CubeHX secure working capital.

Ackroo

Ackroo

Success Story This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company accessed more working capital from its bank with help from EDC.

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Bank won’t give any lending value to your foreign assets? Try this

Blog January 12, 2019 Canadian banks won’t typically count overseas assets as collateral, but with EDC’s Export Guarantee Program, you can leverage assets outside of Canada and get more access to financing.

Averna Solutions

Averna

Success Story This technology company attributes 85 per cent of its sales to exports, and EDC has been there to support and maintain its international growth.

Targray Corporation

Targray

Success Story EDC’s Export Guarantee Program and Portfolio Credit Insurance allowed this company to go into markets it otherwise would have avoided.

escape manor

Entertaining the world: Escape Manor

Success Story Access to working capital from EDC helped this immersive entertainment company expand.

Sera4

Sera4

Success Story Exports make up 100 per cent of Sera4’s sales and EDC was there to help make the first one happen.

Umano Medical

Umano Medical

Success Story With EDC’s support, this specialized medical equipment manufacturer has carved a place for itself in the international market to improve patients’ experience around the world.

creos

Creos

Success Story Access to working capital from EDC helped this arts and culture services company bring art to the world

SilverPaw

SilverPaw

Success Story This pet accessory company came to EDC to access working capital when their unique technology helped them garner attention and take on large international contracts right away.

MTL Cool

MTL Cool

Success Story The company was able to take on contracts — some as large as $8 million — thanks to guarantees from EDC that helped to ease cash flow problems.

Aspin Kemp & Associates

Aspin Kemp & Associates

Success Story This company secured contracts worth more than $140 million thanks, in part, to EDC’s Account Performance Security Guarantee.

Open Farm

Open Farm

Success Story Direct lending from EDC helped this ethically-sourced pet food company expand into the United States.

AvenEx Coating Technologies Inc.

AvenEx Coating Technologies Inc.

Success Story EDC helped finance this company’s equipment, allowing it to grow from two to 1,000 employees in just four years.

Custom food truck company, Food Trucks International

Food Trucks International

Success Story After accessing additional working capital with help from EDC, this food truck company landed a top customer.

Underwater robotics company Kraken Robotics Inc.

Kraken Robotics Inc.

Article This St. John’s, Nfld., company used EDC’s financing to secure advance payments from customers, allowing it to take on new business and expand into new markets.

Manufacturer Charlottetown Metal Products

Charlottetown Metal Products

Success Story This Charlottetown manufacturer went from barely operating to boasting $20-million in sales.

Dartmouth, N.S. company MetOcean Telematics

MetOcean Telematics

Success Story This Dartmouth, N.S., company used two EDC services — the first allowed it to free up operating funds while the second helped facilitate two international acquisitions — one in the U.K. and one in California.

Personalized list of government programs

Got 2 minutes? Get your personalized list of government programs

Article August 07, 2018 In about two minutes, the Innovation Canada platform will whittle down the nearly 1000 programs and services into a list of your top matches.

Nova Scotia fisheries giant Gidney Fisheries Limited

Gidney Fisheries Limited

Article This Nova Scotia fisheries giant used EDC’s accounts receivable insurance to secure deals in uncharted markets and grow internationally.

Planning and preparing for business risk can help your business avoid potential damages and make it more flexible, competitive and successful.

Managing risk: A guide for exporters

Guide Learn how to mitigate your business risk.

Montreal manufacturer WATERAX Inc.

WATERAX Inc.

Success Story This Montreal manufacturer secured a long-sought-after Chilean client after EDC intervened with its matchmaking service.

Winnipeg specialty food company Piccola Cucina

Piccola Cucina

Success Story This Winnipeg specialty food company kept exporting after a bad first foray, thanks to EDC’s insurance.

Multi touch screen technology company Baanto

Baanto

Success Story This technology company took off so quickly they couldn’t keep up with demand, but with EDC’s financing solutions they could continue to say yes to global opportunities.

Vancouver-based beauty product company Grace and Stella Co.

Grace and Stella Co.

Success Story Vancouver-based Grace and Stella Co. deliver a spa experience to your home using the power of e-commerce.

Vancouver-based sugar-free candy maker Smart Sweets

Smart Sweets

Success Story Vancouver-based Smart Sweets is turning sugar-free candy into a healthy business with financing from EDC.

Montreal-based water park company Vortex Aquatic Structures International

Vortex Aquatic Structures International

Success Story This Montreal-based water park company is using credit insurance to help bring childhood dreams to life — one splash pad at a time.

Racer Machinery International

Racer Machinery International

Success Story Finding new markets thanks to EDC’s credit insurance.

Tillsonburg manufacturer Marwood Metal Fabrication

Marwood Metal Fabrication

Article This Tillsonburg manufacturer went from a domestic to a global company in five years with EDC’s help.

Toronto software company Fiix

Fiix

Article This Toronto software company fixed its working capital woes with EDC’s financing solutions.

Toronto cleantech company ecobee

ecobee

Article This Toronto cleantech company has found its home in an up-and-coming market segment with investments from EDC.

Business financing to expand globally

Need business financing to expand globally? Tips you can bank on

Blog April 26, 2018 Banks have changed. Here’s how to change your strategy and get the financing you need to grow your sales internationally.

canadian maple syrup exports

The future looks sweet for Canadian maple syrup exports

Blog April 05, 2018 Canadian maple syrup: barrel for barrel, it’s more valuable than crude oil, has proven health benefits and, most important of all, it tastes delicious.

Resource extraction business Energold Drilling Corp.

Energold Drilling Corp.

Article EDC’s financing solutions help this resource extraction business drill down into new markets.

Toronto solar energy business UGE International

UGE International

Article This Toronto solar energy business delivers immediate savings to commercial and industrial clients through the low cost of solar energy.

Opportunities for women entrepreneurs in International Trade

Why women entrepreneurs are important to Canada and international trade

Blog March 08, 2018 On March 8th, EDC celebrated International Women’s Day. Learn why women entrepreneurs are so important to international trade.

Toronto cleantech company Vive Crop Protection

Vive Crop Protection

Article This Toronto cleantech company is protecting the fruits of its labour with credit insurance.

Marine plant company Acadian Seaplants Limited

Acadian Seaplants Limited

Success Story This marine plant company is finding opportunities across the sea with a Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee.

Halifax cleantech company LED Roadway Lighting

LED Roadway Lighting

Article This Halifax cleantech company is guaranteeing brighter export prospects.

Nova Scotia seafood company Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated

Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated

Video This Nova Scotia seafood company is using credit insurance to reel in success.

Piping business Fuller Industrial

Fuller Industrial

Video This piping business uses bonding to drill down on riskier markets with confidence.

Children’s lifestyle brand Pehr Designs

Pehr Designs

Video This children’s lifestyle brand paired business savvy with insurance to find international success.

Mobile app company Konrad Group

Konrad Group

Video December 21, 2017 This mobile app company uses insurance to mobilize their financing.

Organic frozen treat business DeeBee’s Organics Inc.

DeeBee’s Organics Inc.

Video This organic frozen treat business is melting away their worries with EDC’s working capital financing.

Intelcan Technosystems Inc.

Intelcan Technosystems Inc.

Article Competing internationally and soaring to success with EDC’s bonding and guarantee solutions.

International banking tips

Going abroad: Get sharp on where, how, and with whom you bank

Blog May 19, 2017 Exporters shouldn't attempt to sell in a region prior to consulting their bank. Learn where, how, and with whom you should bank with in foreign jurisdictions.

Export Insights Glint Innovation

Glint Innovation's growth helped by support available for entrepreneurs

Article Glint Innovation's co-founder discusses how they, with the help from the Canadian government and MaRS Network, were able to successfully start their business.

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Glint Innovation: Discovering customers by being open to new cultures

Article Founded by a small group of new Canadians, Glint Innovations has successfully exported their platform by being open to new cultures around the world.

Export Insights Bulat Kitchen Knife

Building a successful crowdfunding recipe: Bulat Kitchen Knife

Article February 13, 2017 A successful crowdfunding campaign can be a great tool for building a community and testing your products. Learn from the founder of Bulat Kitchen Knives.

Bulat EDC Feature

Bulat's crowdfunding campaign gets over 5,000 customers and investors

Article February 10, 2017 A knife aficionado and foodie, Bulat Kitchen Knife's creator beat his goal of raising $25,000 in the first 24 hours of the 30-day campaign through crowdfunding.

Export Insights Revol Technologies

Revol Technologies: Planning is essential to crowdfunding success

Article February 09, 2017 Planning for crowdfunding is just as critical as the selling phase. Learn more from Revol Technologies, which created custom-fit Bluetooth earphones.

Revol EDC Feature

Revol brings over 10,000 customers in 100 countries by crowdfunding

Article February 08, 2017 Montreal's Revol Technologies raised over $2.5 million, and secured approximately 10,500 customers in more than 100 countries through crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding EDC Feature

How crowdfunding can help companies reshape and grow

Blog February 07, 2017 A look at how crowdfunding has evolved, and how more entrepreneurs and start-ups are using it to attract investors and customers from around the world.

Finding the Treasures in Your Balance Sheet

Finding the treasures in your balance sheet

Guide See how hidden assets in your balance sheet can provide working capital to finance your business abroad, and help you negotiate with your bank.

Working Capital with  Export Guarantees

Boost your working capital with our export guarantees

Guide Learn how to secure an adequate supply of working capital with EDC’s Export Guarantee Program (EGP).

Resources for Quebec exporters

Ten resources for Quebec exporters

Blog June 29, 2016 With new opportunities on the horizon, EDC highlights some important resources for Quebec companies thinking of exporting.

Oil and gas sector report

Canada's oil and gas sector: Show value, gain global opportunities

Blog June 06, 2016 EDC's Robert Hodges discusses where Canada's oil and gas sector stands. Learn how demonstrating value can lead to export succcess in a lower-price environment.

Canadian cleantech opportunities

Exploring the evolving nature of Canada's cleantech opportunity

Blog May 23, 2016 Canada has more than 775 cleantech companies, but continues to fall behind the $1 trillion global sector. EDC's Lynn Côté has advice for the cleantech industry.