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.

Learn how EDC is helping Canadian businesses like yours during COVID-19

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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


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EDC Business Pivot Playbook. This playbook will help you assess and pivot your business model, so you can plan for long-term recovery and growth. When you’re done, you’ll have an actionable strategy full tailored to your business. 


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How women-led companies can access new markets & capital. Join our on-demand webinar to learn how women entrepreneurs can access new markets and capital to grow their business.


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COVID-19: Get financing and support for your business. Regardless of the size and scope of your business, these are challenging times. Our on-demand webinar will show Canadian companies how to access the financial relief available to you.


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A young businesswoman reviews her company’s online orders


Get digital: Upping your e-commerce game. COVID-19 has changed everything, including how to sell online. Our on-demand webinar explains new ways to boost your digital presence and acquire new customers.



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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.


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