Export Development Canada

Ottawa, Ontario
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Associate / Senior Associate – Global Trade Services

Jun 21, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario
Entry Level


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 world.

When you join our team, you’ll be helping Canadian companies bring their vision, passion and innovation to the global marketplace. Your knowledge and expertise will support more than 10,000 Canadian companies and their customers in as many as 200 markets worldwide. You’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with the best and brightest in an inclusive, collaborative environment that fosters professional development and success. And you’ll know that you’re making a difference every day—for companies, for Canada and for the people you work with.

Year after year, EDC has been recognized as a Top 100 and Top Family-Friendly Employer.

Team Overview

As EDC aims to be the leader in helping all Canadian companies go, grow and succeed internationally, the Global Trade Team will do its part by deepening relationships with targeted international companies through its Connections Financing Program to create trade opportunities for Canadian companies and benefit Canada.

Position Overview

Global Trade (GT) works collaboratively with internal and external partners to deliver trade connection opportunities for Canadian businesses with potential customers. Through our Connections Financing Program, our global team works closely with a targeted portfolio of responsible and sustainable international buyers to identify unmet needs and give access to Canadian suppliers’ expertise and innovation.

Reporting to the Manager, Global Trade Services, the Associate/Senior Associate is responsible for executing on research and other projects to support the Global Trade team in building EDC’s knowledge of Canadian capabilities and helping to identify Canadian suppliers that may meet the needs of EDC’s international Connections Financing clients. As well, they support the Global Trade Directors in building relationships with Canadian companies and industry partners.

This is a market-facing role in that the execution of assigned responsibilities requires the incumbent to interact with internal and external parties.  The Associate/Senior Associate is held accountable for the quality, data management and on-time delivery of assigned projects and tasks.

If you are passionate about understanding the capabilities of Canadian companies and helping them grow their exports; enjoy doing research and providing analytical support; as well as working in an agile and fast-paced environment, we encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leverage internal, external and on-line sources to identify Canadian companies with capabilities that match international customer needs and or emerging areas of demand
  • Conduct research with CDN businesses to understand their capabilities, business objectives, market entry strategies and suitability for trade creation generally and their interest in specific trade opportunities
  • Leverage industry network to source industry knowledge, insight and company capability information
  • Conduct secondary research in support of GT sector strategy development, operational planning and increasing understanding of international business ecosystem
  • Prepare content and provide analytical support for presentations, reports and transactions
  • Supports the continuous improvement initiatives to improve customer value and experience as well as improve internal efficiencies
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners such as trade associations and relevant government departments and agencies

Screening Criteria

  • University degree in International Business, Commerce, or equivalent combination of related education and experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of business experience
  • Bilingual in both official languages (French and English)

Skills & Competencies

  • Research and analytical skills
  • Interpersonal skills (networking, being a team player)
  • Communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)
  • Influencing skills
  • Project management and organizational skills

Salary Range

  • Associate: $45,000 - $67,000, plus performance-based incentive
  • Senior Associate: $52,000 – $79,000, plus performance-based incentive


  • Please be advised that this position is based at our Head Office in Ottawa. Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.
How to apply


Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline: June 21, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST on www.edc.ca/careers

EDC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation.

Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.


Primary Location: Canada-Ottawa

Schedule: Full-time

Job Type: Permanent