Helping Canadian Businesses Succeed

EDC provides Canadian companies with trade financing, export credit insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign market expertise.

What We do

EDC is Canada’s export credit agency. Our mandate is to support and develop Canada’s exports by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities.

We fulfill our mandate by creating financial solutions for companies to take Canadian capabilities and expertise around the world – connecting them directly to foreign buyers and global supply chains – and bring the benefits back home, thereby contributing to Canada’s economy and Canadians’ quality of life.

We serve both large Canadian corporations with operations around the globe, as well as small- and medium-sized businesses. We also support Canadian direct investment abroad and investment into Canada. Much of our business is done in partnership with other financial institutions and through collaboration with the Trade Commissioner Service and other Government of Canada partners.

EDC is a self-financing Crown corporation that operates at arm’s length from the Government of Canada. It does not receive annual parliamentary appropriations.

Bringing the benefits of export trade back to Canada

Key Financial Data

(in millions of Canadian dollars) December 31, 2015 December 31, 2014
Financing business facilitated 25,410 21,576
Insurance business facilitated 78,795 77,294
Net income 925 1,129
Total revenue 1,783 1,576
Net revenue 1,772 1,534
Total administrative expenses 351 327
Total assets 60,969 49,004
Total liabilities 51,804 40,788
Total equity 9,165 8,216
Total supply of capital 11,549 9,973
Dividends paid 1,129

To learn more, see our 2015 Annual Report.

Where We’re Located
In 2015, EDC had 17 international representations, with nearly 40 staff working on the ground abroad to ease the way for Canadian exporters and investors. We also had 17 offices across Canada to connect more easily with Canadian exporters at home. Our head office is located in Ottawa, Ontario, and the majority of our employees work there.