Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

Easily claim your grant of up to a maximum of $15,000 to adopt digital technologies

Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

Easily claim your grant of up to a maximum of $15,000 to adopt digital technologies


What is CDAP?

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), by the Government of Canada, helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) adopt digital technologies to increase their competitiveness. Eligible businesses will receive a grant to build their digital plan, followed by a 0% loan of up to $100,000 to implement it.

What does it cover?

The loan covers items directly related to the digital plan. Some examples are:

  • Acquiring IT equipment
  • Installation of new technologies
  • Updating and/or expanding IT equipment
  • Training staff on onboarded technologies
  • Materials and support services directly related to onboarding the technology
  • Further advisory services on particular aspects of the digital adoption plan

How Does the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) Work?

1. Register

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

2. Build a plan

Build your digital plan with the help of Infostructure Technology, an ISED-approved partner.

3. Get approved

Submit your plan and invoices to ISED for approval and they'll disburse a grant of up to $15,000 to cover your advisory fees.

4. Apply with BDC

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

Put your Plan into Action

Once Infostructure gives you an approved Digital Adoption Plan, it is time to put your Plan into action! Apply for a zero-interest loan from BDC (up to $100,000) as well as a wage subsidy (up to $7,300) for a Funded Work Placement to assist your business in its digital transformation journey.

Not eligible

Unfortunately Not Eligible If You Are

  • corporate chain, franchise or registered charity
  • representative of a multi-level marketing company brokerage firm, such as real estate agents, investment advisors, insurance agents, etc.
  • business that is engaged in online reselling or drop-shipping reliant on third-party suppliers
  • wholesale or distribution business and manufacturer (unless you sell directly to consumers)

However, you do qualify if...

CDAP Fr Profit Business
Your business is for-profit (non-profit and charities ineligible)
Canadian Company
Your business is a Canadian owned company
Earns $500k
The business made at least $500,000 in annual revenue in 1 of the last 3 years
More than 1 employee
Your business has 1 - 499 employees

You're an owner or director