Canadian Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

Hire a Digital Advisor to help you qualify for $15,000 Canadian Government Grant

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Applications for the Boost Your Business Technology grant are currently closed.

Due to a high volume of interest, the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) Boost Your Business Technology grant is fully subscribed and is no longer accepting new applications. If you have a valid CDAP grant agreement, you can continue to work with us and submit your claim for reimbursement once your Digital Plan is complete. Be sure to check when your agreement expires and submit your claim before that date to remain eligible for the grant.

What Do You Get from the CDAP Program

There are three main benefits for eligible SME’s (Small-Medium Businesses) that are approved for the program.

A Written Digital Adoption Plan

The Government of Canada will reimburse you for 90% of the cost of a digital advisor to help you craft a plan, up to $15,000.

Get up to $100,000 Interest Free Loan

A 0% BDC loan to implement your digital plan.

Access to Youth Placement

Access to youth placement for SME’s to undertake the digital transformation.

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Contact Us Today And We’ll Answer any Questions you Have about the CDAP Program

If you have questions or want to talk to a digital advisor, schedule a call with us and we’ll be happy to explain the program in more detail or answer any questions you may have.

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How to Qualify for the CDAP Program

Qualification is easy, the Canadian Government provides and online form. Here are they key qualification requirements for the CDAP Program.

Canadian Corporation or Sole Proprietor

You must be a federally or provincially incorporated business or be a Canadian resident sole proprietor.

Privately Owned, For Profit

You must be a privately owned (not public) business that is for profit.

Less than 499 full time Employees

Less than 499 full time employees or equivalent.

At least $500,000 in Revenue

You must have at least $500,000 in revenue in one of the last 3 years, but not more than $100 million.

That’s it! Complete the CDAP assessment tool online to determine your digital maturity level and whether you qualify for the Boost Your Business Technology Grant.

How Do I Apply for the Canadian Digital Adoption Program?

Get started on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) website.


Build your digital plan with the help of an ISED-approved partner.  iGo Sales and Marketing is one!

Once ISED validates the plan, submit your invoices to the government to receive up to $15,000 to cover your eligible advisory fees.

Once your plan is approved, use the personalized link in your email to apply for a loan of up to $100,000 from BDC.

Why Choose iGo Sales and Marketing as Your Digital Advisor?

Leverage Our Expertise to Drive Your Revenue

While you are free to hire any approved Digital Advisor, iGo Sales and Marketing has specific expertise in Digital Marketing, ecommerce, SEO, Marketing Automation and Sales Automation. We’ve helped clients implement flexible, low cost, open source technologies to drive their websites, CRM and Marketing Automation systems. Our focus for your digital transformation plan would be squarely on driving revenue and efficiencies in your sales and marketing systems through automation.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the CDAP Program

If you’re ready to begin the CDAP Program but have questions, we’ve put together some frequently asked questions to help you better understand the key points of the Canadian Digital Adoption Program. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us, we’re here to help!

The Government of Canada has 4 main criteria for qualification. They are:
1. Canadian incorporated or a Canadian resident sole proprietor.
2. Privately owned, for profit business.
3. Less than 500 full time employees or equivalent.
4. At least $500,000 in revenue, but no more than $100 million.
Once you are approved by filling out the online form, the Government of Canada will reimburse you for up to 90% of the eligible expenses in preparing a digital adoption plan. You submit your invoices, along with the plan to receive your grant payment.
The Government of Canada provides a digital marketplace and you can work with any of the pre-approved Digital Advisors in the program. iGo Sales and Marketing is an approved Digital Advisor for the CDAP program.
Your Digital Advisor will help you construct a Digital Adoption Plan that includes:
1. Executive Summary
2. Current state analysis
3. Digital adoption analysis and recommendations
4. Implementation roadmap.
Costs associated with retaining a registered CDAP Digital Advisor for the development of a Digital Adoption Plan.

Fees, commissions and charges by approved CDAP Digital Advisors for the production of a Digital Adoption Plan.

Applicable federal and/or provincial sales taxes applied to the fees and commissions charged by approved CDAP Digital Advisors and only for the purpose of producing a Digital Adoption Plan.
Any activities not directly related to the production of a Digital Adoption Plan.

Also, the grant does not include implementation of the plan, only the plan itself.

However, these costs would likely be eligible for the $100,000 interest free loan.
Yes. As long as they meet the criteria and they are all separate legal entities.
No, the owner of the business must submit the application.
Typically 2-3 weeks after signed contracts are received the consultation period will begin. The consultation period includes meetings, interviews, strategy sessions and a research and report period which may take 6-8 weeks to complete.
As part of the Boot Your Business Technology grand, organizations can apply for a $7,300 wage subsidy to hire students or recent graduates to help implement the plan.
You are free to hire whomever you like to help consult on implementation of the plan. However, iGo Sales and Marketing would be a great choice as we already know your business from the creation of the plan and are familiar with its goals, objectives and challenges.
Almost any business process you can think of can be included in the plan. iGo Sales and Marketing’s particular area of expertise is in Digital Marketing, CRM, Web Design and Marketing Automation. So for example, you could have a plan to improve or implement the use of a CRM system. You could integrate your CRM system with your website. You may also like to integrate you website with a CRM and a Marketing Automation platform to nurture leads generated on you website. Finally, you may want an advertising campaign to drive traffic into the planned system. All these business processes can be covered in your Digital Adoption Plan.