Export Development Canada (EDC) is dedicated to helping Canadian women-owned and -led businesses succeed on the global stage by providing the financial solutions and international insights they need to grow with confidence.

Whether you’ve just started exploring international markets, or you’re already conducting trade outside Canada, we can help your business reach its global potential with confidence.


We’re committed to helping women-owned and -led businesses grow into new markets.


The number of Canadian women-owned companies exporting today. The proportion of women-owned small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) exporting 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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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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EDC Inclusive Trade Investments Program

The EDC Inclusive Trade Investment Program addresses underfunding faced by women and other diverse exporters by providing equity capital to support growth in global markets. Learn more.


Putting plans into action

From success stories to step-by-step guides, discover how you can take your Canadian women-owned and-led business international.











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.

Date modified: 2019-03-01