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Export Development Canada
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Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Export Development Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2017) and National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017):

  • EDC supports its new moms with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 95% of salary for 24 weeks) as well as extending parental leave top-ups to new dads and adoptive parents (to 95% of salary for 18 weeks)
  • EDC offers academic scholarships for children of employees pursuing post-secondary education (up to $2,700 per child) as well as a dedicated scholarship program for undergraduate studies in international business (up to $4,000)
  • In addition to 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, EDC employees enjoy 5 days of paid shutdown during the winter holidays
  • As part of EDC's health plan, employees receive a health spending account of up to $1,000 per year which can be used to top-up existing coverage or cover a variety of additional wellness-related expenses
EDC employees in the headquarters' lobby   (Photo credit: Gleb Gomberg)

Employer Background

Industry International Trade Financing and Support Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Mississauga ON, Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Québec QC, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,287
Part-time employees in Canada 6
Full-time employees worldwide 1,298
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.98%
Average age of employees in Canada 42.66
Longest serving employee 36 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features 18-storey head office was built to LEED Gold standards and features cafes and lounges on each floor, training rooms, telepresence rooms, small private working rooms, outdoor terraces, in-house catering kitchen for meals and snacks at onsite events, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, board games
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, spin, body pump, sports conditioning, martial arts, outdoor bootcamp, circuit training ), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, open 24 hours 7 days a week
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Jack Purcell Recreation Centre, fitness club, Confederation Park, Major's Hill Park, Ottawa River Parkway, Rideau Canal, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, national galleries and museums, National Archives, Byward Market

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Employee social committee name EDC Social and Recreation Committee (est. 1980)
Recent social events Community Investment Day, employee sports teams such as ski and snowboard clubs, President's holiday reception, annual Toy Mountain campaign, long-service recognition events, annual employee conference
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Financial benefits note EDC has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits new employee referral bonuses range from $500 to $1,500

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan note EDC has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 15 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $1,000 each year
Fitness club subsidy up to $450 each year
Other health plan information unused health spending account dollars can be carried forward for up to one year
Family-friendly benefits note EDC has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $20,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 7 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 95% of salary for 18 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 95% of salary for 18 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits academic scholarships of up to $2,700 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation note EDC has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 5 days off
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 24 months

Employee Engagement & Performance A

Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), Bravo Awards for employees who exemplify company values, Customer Service Awards, People Leadership Award
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of non-related tuition per year
Unique training & development programs 14-month pilot Emerging Leaders program for high potential employees, EDC and Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) student program (1-year internship for students interested in completing their Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation), leadership conferences, International Business Scholarships (up to $4,000 and up to 30 scholarships awarded annually)

Community Involvement A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 750 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 33 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported AIESEC Canada, CARE, Enablis, United Way
Charitable giving matches employee donations

The Career Directory

Export Development Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
EDC employees collaborating

Highlights for New Grads

Industry International Trade Financing and Support Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Mississauga ON, Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Québec QC, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,287
Part-time employees in Canada 6
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Credit & Banking Analyst, Underwriter, Underwriting Policy Coordinator, Loans Services Manager, Financial Analyst, Credit Information Analyst, Corporate Banking Officer, Service Desk Professional, Account Manager, Claims Services Manager, Research Officer
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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