Canadian Digital Adoption Program

Take the Next Step Towards Digital Maturity for Your Business

Empowering SMEs for the Digital Future

Who qualifies for CDAP?

The CDAP Boost Your Business Technology grant helps SMEs

reduce overhead costs

speed up transactions

respond to clients more quickly

manage inventory more efficiently

improve supply chain logistics


Who qualifies for CDAP?

You're an owner or director (or are authorized by the director)

Your business is Canadian-owned

You're business is for-profit

You're business has had at least $500,000 in annual revenue in 1 of the last 3 years

How it works

How you can Apply to the Canadian Digital Adoption Program

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are required to collaborate with a certified digital advisor to formulate their digital adoption plan, or they must have an approved digital adoption plan in place.

Create and account ISED

Confrm eligibility

Create a digital adoption plan

Collect your grant

Access Financial Assistance to Kickstart Your Digital Initiative.

Canadian Digital Adoption Grant Program

Get a grant that covers 90% of the cost of developing a digital adoption plan, up to a maximum of $15,000.

Business Development Canada Loan Program

Access $100,000 loan 6 years no interest and no payments for 12 months.

Magnet Employment Program

Request a wage subsidy of up to $7,300

How we Help

We will help you effectively plan and leverage digital technologies to enhance your online presence, streamline business operations, increase customer interaction, and foster overall growth.

Eligibility Assessment - Determine if your business meets the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) funding eligibility criteria.

Evaluation of Business Needs - Current digital state analysis to determine digital adoption priorities and provide recommendations based on business goals and needs.

Recommendations - Develop a digital strategy that takes into account your business model and current technological capabilities to meet your organizational objectives.
Implementation Roadmap - Identifying project timelines, dependencies and costs to guide the successful implementation of your digital strategy.

Implementation Support and Guidance - Support through implementing digital adoption solutions into your business processes.

Application Support - Receive online grant application support through live sessions to enhance the likelihood of approval and maximize the funding amount.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply to both the Grow Your Business Online and Boost Your Business Technology grant streams?

Yes, you can.

Will the micro-grant be distributed upfront to cover the costs?

No. The business must provide a copy of the invoices and proof of payment in order to receive a reimbursement.

How to access funds?

The Government of Canada will reimburse you for up to 90 percent of eligible expenses, up to $15,000. Once the digital advisor from GEO has completed work on your digital adoption plan you need to submit the relevant invoices to receive your grant payment.

What is the process to claim the micro-grant if my business opts for a monthly subscription or another recurring service?

As a business owner you can prepay the monthly subscription up to $2,400 and submit the invoice and proof of payment to claim the micro-grant.

Can I use the grant to purchase some hardware with accompanying software?

E-Commerce related software is eligible for 100% of grant amount.

Hardware and accompanying non-ecommerce related software are eligible for up to 20% of total grant amount.

Example: An example of limited coverage for software would be any software that is bought with the equipment that is required to support an e-commerce strategy. If a small business buys a new e-commerce integrated point of sale (POS) system that costs $1,300, CDAP will cover 20% or $260.

The maximum amount of the grant that can be allocated to hardware and related software is 20% of $2,400 or $480.

Can my business cover expenses associated with digital marketing / social media / SEO if I do not have or intend to have an e-commerce store?

No, your business must have an e-commerce presence to be eligible for funds for digital marketing.

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