Export Development Canada is Canada’s export credit agency. The role of the organization is to support and develop Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. The group is a self-financing, Crown corporation that operates at arm's length from the Government.
EDC provides insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers. Also, the group supports Canadian direct investment abroad and investment into Canada. Much of the business is done in partnership with other financial institutions and through collaboration with the Government of Canada.