Export Development Canada

Ottawa, Ontario
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Student, Business Strategy and Support (Summer 2019 Start)

May 17, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario
Summer, Internship, Entry Level, Co-op

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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.


Our world is changing, and we need to increase our nimbleness to execute more quickly and work differently. We want Export Development Canada (EDC) to not only remain relevant in the market, but to lead the market internationally.

We have seized the opportunity to review our strategic direction & operating model our goal in the Revenue Value Stream (RVS) to put strategy first, focus on building a sustainable portfolio, seeking innovation and continuous improvement, empowering all employees and working and winning as one team to maximize benefit for our stakeholders

The focus of the Business Strategy and Support team is to build from our position of strength and enhance and implement organizational initiatives to become more efficient in our day to day work and more agile to respond to customers’ needs. We want customers to feel that EDC is one organization, and that we are contributing to their success. 

Key Responsibilities

These student(s) will help us define and document the current state of the Revenue Value Stream and assist in initiatives and projects that will help prepare us for the future state as well as maintaining operational communication and documentation.



Our Ideal Student:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a field related to business, computer science, software engineering, information management, project management or equivalent
  • Ability to document accurately and assist in drafting processes, work flows, business procedures, project requirements, etc.
  • Ability to articulate and communicate succinctly to a variety of levels within the organization
  • Ability to take initiative in both identifying opportunities and completing assigned tasks independently and in a team environment
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a high pressure and changing environment
  • Knowledge of MS Office including Visio, Excel, Word, Power Point
  • Knowledge of LEAN methodologies will be an asset 
  • Knowledge of Finance and Investment domain will be an asset
  • Ability to program in Visual Basic for Applications will be an asset
  • Ability to design and support in SharePoint will be an asset
  • Bilingual in both official languages (French and English) is an asset.

What can you expect from an EDC work term? Building cross-functional networks of colleagues, identifying and following through on opportunities for improvement and innovation, learning and growing constantly through coaching and mentoring, working in a high-performing, fast-paced and flexible environment facilitated by technologies and access to an in-house fitness center at our Ottawa headquarters.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Application deadline: May 17, 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: Student/Co-op