Export Development Canada (EDC) is dedicated to helping Canadian women-owned and -led businesses achieve success on the global stage by providing the financial solutions and knowledge to grow with confidence.  

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We have your back

Selling internationally can feel like a risky next step. With EDC, it doesn’t have to be. We take the risk out of going global so you can protect your business and grow without worry. 

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We help grow your business

EDC offers the financing and bonding solutions you need to compete on the global stage. We’ve helped thousands of companies, many women-owned and led, expand internationally.

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We share our export knowledge

EDC keeps you connected with what’s happening in business environments all over the world. Through our international networks and expertise, we’ll guide you to new opportunities.


EDC’s Women in Trade Investment Program has made $100 million available to provide equity growth capital to women-owned and -led companies that are scaling up, or venture capital funds, showing a commitment to promoting gender equity.

If you’re a company with more than $1 million in revenue with accelerating export growth, we want to hear from you. 

Speak to a trade advisor today.


We are committed to helping women-owned and -led businesses grow into new markets


The number of Canadian women-owned companies that are exporting today. The proportion of women-owned exporting SMEs has doubled from 2011 to 2017. 


The percentage increase in export revenues seen by women-owned enterprises since 2011.


The incremental value that could be added to the economy by advancing women’s economic equality in Canada.


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Scaling up: How to get funding for women-led businesses

Our new webinar will explain different kinds of capital and how you can access them successfully for international growth.


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SheEO Global Summit

Join the first-ever SheEO Global Summit, a gathering for women working on the world’s to-do list. Hear from a curated speaker lineup composed of thought leaders, including those from EDC.

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Hear from your peers  

Discover how Canadian women-owned businesses have found international success with the help of EDC and get expert insights on how to take the next step in your export journey. 









Interested in growing your business?

Please contact us weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.


Or send us a question and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Send a question.