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Export Development Canada Overview
Ottawa, ON
1001 to 5000 employees
Other Organisation
$1 to $2 billion (CAD) per year
EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering information, knowledge and innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. We take on risk so Canadian businesses can take on the ... Read more

Export Development Canada – Why Work For Us?

At EDC, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of an expert team focused on one goal: helping Canadian companies go, grow and succeed internationally. You’ll work with colleagues who take on the toughest challenges with bold thinking and innovative solutions. And you’ll be pushed to bring your skills, ideas and energy to everything you do.

“Working alongside like-minded people keeps me at the top of my game.”

– Leah Gilbert Morris, Deputy Secretary, Legal Services

We know work that matters is important to you—because it’s important to us, too. That’s why we approach every business challenge with a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, so you can be proud of the work you do. And it’s why we’re dedicated to investing in the communities where we live and work, so you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference.

“It feels good to give back and have that valued and reinforced by the company you work for.”

– Matthew Robinson, Associate, Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility


Trust and respect are the foundation of our culture at EDC. We believe that diversity makes us stronger and that people are at their best when they have the flexibility to balance their career with their personal life. When you work with us, you can be confident that we’re behind you every step of the way, helping you learn, grow and succeed both professionally and personally.

“Colleagues welcomed me with open arms, and so many people have accompanied me on my journey to my dream job.”

– Thuy Le, Systems Analyst, Information Delivery Services

We believe in the importance of building the next generation of business leaders, and of nurturing the talent that will lead us into the future. When you work with us as a student, you can expect great learning experiences, challenging assignments and valuable networking opportunities that will give your career in international business a head start.

Learn more about our student programs.

International Business Scholarships

If you’re studying international business, you could be eligible for one of 30 scholarships we award every year through our Youth Education Program.

Learn more about our scholarships.

 “For any students thinking about starting their career off in a fascinating and rewarding way, EDC is the place to be!”

– Paul Eom, Innovation Associate, Knowledge Business

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  • "Great people, competent management, fair amount of learning opportunities."

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    Excellent training ground when you’re starting your career with the flexibility to have work-life balance.


    There’s a lot of processes you have to get accustomed to when you first join.

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Export Development Canada Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Export Development Canada (Ottawa, ON).


    Most unprofessional interview experience I've ever had. Initial interview went great, got a call back asking when I could start, and did background and reference check, leading me to believe it was basically a done deal. Told me to come in for fingerprint scan, only to have it cancelled last minute. Then heard nothing from them for days until I reached out to them. Was told they were still conducting interviews. Got an email a week later saying the needs of the department had changed during the process. What a bunch of bull. Don't get people's hopes up by taking them to the last step in the process and then changing your mind and then just not saying anything.

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    • Generic personality/behavioural questions to see how you would fit into team.   Answer Question
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Export Development Canada Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2019
  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2019
  • National Capital Region's Top Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2019
  • Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2019
  • Platinum Award - Film/Video - Argon 18 Customer Profile, MarCom Awards, 2016
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