Export Development Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

EDC International Business Scholarships 2021-2022

Feb 22, 2022
Ottawa, Ontario

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world stage. As international risk experts, we equip Canadian companies with the tools they need – the trade knowledge, financing solutions, equity, insurance, and connections – to grow their business with confidence. Underlying all our support is a commitment to sustainable and responsible business. 
Through our Community Investment & Youth Education Program, EDC helps build the capacity of the next generation of business leaders by awarding scholarships to Canadian students with a demonstrated interest in international business. The EDC International Business Scholarships recognize the achievements and potential of Canadian students enrolled in international business programs, as well as in programs which combine business with environmental or sustainability studies.

  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled in a full-time accredited program at a Canadian university, college or cégep (please note that we require a post-secondary institution transcript - not high school)
  • Studying business (international business, commerce, finance, economics, accounting, etc.) or business combined with environmental or sustainability courses
  • Returning to full-time studies for the 2022-2023 academic year at a Canadian university, college or cégep.
  • In excellent academic standing at a current university, college or cégep

Key Selection Criteria

Scholarships are awarded by a selection committee that evaluates applications based on the following:

  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in international business
  • Clear expression of how scholarship will help pursue field of study
  • Level of academic achievement (as reflected in your transcripts or honours)
  • Demonstration of financial need and how the scholarship will help 
  • Experience in Canada and abroad (including work, internships, volunteering, and study exchanges) during the current program
  • Leadership potential (as reflected in extracurricular activities)
  • Letter of reference
  • Language skills

How to Apply

  • Interested applicants must complete the online application on or before February 22, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST on www.edc.ca/careers 

The following supporting documents are required:

  • Letter of intent
    • Please describe your main areas of interest and your proposed career path highlighting any current or past activities that demonstrate your motivation and potential in international business or in international business with an environmental or sustainability focus. Also include how this scholarship will help you pursue your field of study. A demonstration of your financial need will also be considered (maximum 600 words).
  • Transcripts
    • A clear, scanned copy of your official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions (e.g. university, college, cégep) attended, including the your most recent academic term.
    • Transcripts must include detailed information on the grading system specific to your institution. We reserve the right to request the original, hard-copy transcript.
  • Resume must clearly include:
    • A list of any honours and/or academic awards
    • Professional work experience
    • Any experience abroad (work, study, internship)
    • Volunteer work, extracurricular activities and/or memberships
  • Academic or employer reference letter
    • You must include a reference letter from either an instructor at your current educational institution or from your employer. The letter must be signed and include the referee’s contact information as we may contact them directly.


Please note the International Business Scholarships application process is hosted on EDC’s recruitment site, so some of the language is tailored to a job application. Please proceed with your scholarship application.

Applicants are only eligible to receive the EDC International Business Scholarship once. 

Please note that EDC will be following a mandatory vaccination policy.

How to Apply