Export Development Canada (EDC) is dedicated to supporting your Indigenous business as you pursue economic self-reliance and growth through exporting. Guided by respect for Indigenous history, traditions and culture, we remove barriers to growth so that your business can thrive on the world stage while creating jobs and prosperity in your community. 

EDC’s head office in Ottawa is on the traditional, unceded territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples are the traditional guardians of all the lands we now call Canada.

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Insure your sales

Every time you make a sale, send a shipment, or provide a service, there’s a chance you won’t get paid. With EDC Credit Insurance, 90% of your insured losses are covered if your customer doesn’t pay.

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Get capital to grow your business

EDC can offer your financial institution a guarantee of repayment on the money you borrow, making it easier for you to access working capital.

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Learn about exporting

Our free Export Help Hub has detailed answers to your questions about trade, taxes, financing, and more. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, our in-house team of experts is standing by to help. 



Resources to help you get started


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Webinar: Building a global brand: Set your Indigenous business apart

Learn how to build a global Indigenous brand identity to help your company thrive internationally.


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Webinar: How Indigenous companies can get support for exporting

Learn about programs that help Indigenous exporters to access capital and enter new markets.





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Get support for your business

We can help you navigate, manage, and take on risk, so your business can grow. Whether it’s exporting products or services, Canadian businesses of all sizes and sectors have counted on us for international trade expertise and financial solutions since 1944. 



Indigenous-owned and -led companies play a key role in Canada’s economic success



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*Source: Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business
**Source: TD Economics


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