What is Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

In alignment with the 2021 federal budget, the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is a substantial funding package of $4 billion to assist small and medium-sized businesses in navigating digital transformation. 

This initiative seeks to enhance the capacity of businesses within this sector to effectively integrate digital technologies into their operations.

Grow Your Business Online Stream

Get your online store up and running smoothly with a helping hand of up to $2,400. Plus, tap into a huge network of over 11,000 e-commerce experts who can give you top-notch advice and tips to make sure your online business thrives.

• up to $2,400 to setup e-commerce

• Access to a network of more than 11,000 e-commerce advisors

Boost Your Business Technology Stream

With the Boost Your Business Technology CDAP program, you can get up to $122,300 to create a solid plan for using digital tools in your business and lead its implementation.

• up to $15,000 to develop a Digital Adoption Plan

• up to $100,000 in 0% interest loan from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to implement your plan

• up to $7,300 to hire a skilled youth to implement the technologies that can propel your business forward

Transform your Business Digitally and Secure your Share of the $4 Billion Funding

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What is the Process?

Frequently Asked Questions

about the Digital Adoption Grant

I have a service-based business, can I still apply for the program?

Absolutely, service-based businesses websites can incorporate e-commerce features such as online booking systems and online payments. We specialize in helping service businesses with their CDAP application!

What is the deadline for grant applications?

The grant application is open until March 2025. Please stay tuned for updates.

Will the grant be provided in advance, or will it be given as a reimbursement?

You'll get the grant after you've spent it on approved expenses. Recipients must submit an expense report aligned with their pre-approved spending plan, along with copies of receipts and proof of payment documents.

Am I allowed to submit multiple expenses to reach the full grant limit?

Sure, you can submit multiple expenses and their receipts. The grant will reimburse up to the grant’s maximum limit. 

Are the grant funds transferable to other businesses?

No, grant funds cannot be transferred. If your business gets approved for the grant, you have to use it for the same business that applied for it, not for a different one or one that doesn't meet the requirements.

Can I apply for multiple businesses?

Yes, as long as each of your businesses has its own unique business number. However, please remember that each business must meet the eligibility requirements on its own.

Can someone else submit a grant application on behalf of my business?

No. Only business owners can submit applications for their businesses.

Does the government check or audit funding?

Yes, ISED audits may occur periodically and grant recipients must comply with any audit requests.

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