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Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)
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 of up to $15,000 to build their digital plan, followed by a 0% loan of up to $100,0001 to implement it.
What Does It Cover?
The loan covers items directly related to the digital plan. Some examples are:
- Website Upgrades you can build an e-commerce or lead capture component to your strategy.
- Digital Marketing Double or Triple your website traffic with Google and Facebook prospects.
- Search Engine Optimization Establish a strong Search Engine presence that will last for years to come.
- New Technologies Installation
- Advisory Services on particular aspects of the digital adoption plan
- Materials & Support Services directly related to onboarding the technology
- Staff Development on new onboarded technologies
Does Your Business Qualify?
You may qualify for the grant if you meet the Government of Canada’s four key criteria for applicants:
How to apply
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Canada’s most qualified and recommended digital advisory team focused on small businesses, Catalyst Strategies, is ready to help you grow your business and expand online.
We have experts prepared to advise you in all things digital marketing and e-commerce, who are determined to let your business succeed.
Catalyst Strategies is Here To Help
Catalyst Strategies team is one of Canada Digital Adoption Program’s (CDAP) network of approved partners. We can show you how to digitize your business and achieve your strategic goals. No matter your overall goals – getting new leads, finding out where your customers come from, engaging with potential clients, and etc – we can help you achieve them. Here are the ways that we’ll review, assess, and support your small business.
Why Choose Catalyst?
Execute Your New Strategies
Once we have a plan and strategy for you moving forward, you’ll continue to work with our team to be sure that these digital methods are executed well. You’ll begin a transformative journey for your business, and our skilled advisors can support that journey and check in with your progress as you go.
We have many resources and skills to offer your small or medium-sized business. With Catalyst Strategies, you’ll be paired with experts who are determined to watch you succeed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not sure if you qualify for this exciting grant, or have other questions when it comes to how the process works? Here are some frequently asked questions when it comes to Catalyst Strategies and the Boost Your Business Technology Grant. Get clarity on who can participate and how we can help you in this process.
The Government of Canada has outlined four mandatory criteria for eligible applicants:
- Incorporated at the national or provincial level; or be a Canadian resident sole proprietor.
- Privately-owned for-profit entity
- Maximum 499 full time equivalent employees
- At least $500,000 and not more than $100 million in revenue in one (1) of the past three (3) tax years.
The Government of Canada will reimburse you for up to 90 percent of eligible expenses, up to $15,000. Once your MNP advisor has completed work on your digital adoption plan you will submit the relevant invoices to receive your grant payment.
You are not eligible for the $15,000 Boost Your Business Technology Grant if you already have a digital adoption plan developed through one of the following programs in the last 12 months:
- Programme Audit Industrie 4.0
- Digital Boost 2.0
- Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency: Digital Acceleration Pilot
However, you may qualify for the Fast-Track option and be eligible to apply for a $100,000 interest free loan through BDC to continue your digital transformation journey. All program eligibility requirement still apply.
The Government of Canada has a list of partners in its Digital Advisor Marketplace who you can work with. MNP is an approved vendor for the Canada Digital Adoption Program.
MNP has assembled a dedicated team of transformation advisors with extensive experience helping small and medium-sized business achieve their transformation objectives. You’ll work with a senior digital strategist as a primary point of contact. This individual will recruit support from our internal teams as necessary to help develop a tailored and comprehensive transformation plan that’s ready for deployment.
You must apply for the grant directly. However, our team can guide you through the process, review your application, provide feedback to maximize your likelihood of success. and answer any questions you have.
Yes! We know some questions may be difficult to answer depending on your experience with and understanding of digital technologies. An MNP advisor would be more than happy to walk you through the assessment and clarify any sections that you may struggle with.
You need to submit your digital adoption plan and invoices to the federal government for reimbursement within nine (9) months of being approved for funding. Though, in most cases MNP can help you develop your technology roadmap much sooner — typically within several weeks of signing your engagement contract.
Your digital adoption plan is a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities to improve your business by leveraging modern hardware and platforms. Specific deliverables you will receive from MNP include:
- Current state analysis
- Post transformation capability report
- Summary of proposed digital solutions, including a cost / benefit analysis of your top three options and high-level requirements
- Near- and long-term digital strategy
- Implementation roadmap, including timelines, costs, and required capabilities
No. The Boost Your Business Technology grant is intended to assess your digital maturity and opportunities to increase your competitiveness through digital transformation. Eligible costs are limited to those involved with creating your digital adoption plan, including:
- Advisor fees, commissions, and charges associated with creating your digital adoption plan
- Applicable federal and provincial sales taxes associated with fees charged by the advisor
Your digital adoption plan will provide a comprehensive roadmap of your priorities, including timelines, budgets, and a cost benefit analysis of relevant platforms and strategies. This would be the end of our engagement from a Canada Digital Adoption Program perspective. However, it is merely the beginning of your overall transformation journey.
We look forward to continuing with you through the implementation phases. Having already formed a deep understanding of your transformation needs, engaging our team will make for a seamless transition from planning to execution. As a full-service firm, we have the people, expertise, and relationships in place to ensure you get the best return on your digital investment.
Businesses may qualify for a $7,300 wage subsidy to hire either a current student or recent graduate as part of a digital transformation or adoption initiative. As this is part of the Boost Your Business Technology track, the same eligibility criteria and process to access funds will apply. In most cases, this option would be most beneficial during the implementation phase, after you’ve created a digital adoption strategy.
No. The Canada Digital Adoption program is offering up to $2,400 to 90,000 Canadian small businesses seeking to develop their e-commerce presence. However, this work is typically outside the scope of MNP’s focus, and we are not registered as an e-commerce advisor as part of this grant offering.
Yes. You may apply for each company individually, provided each is a separate legal entity and meets the eligibility criteria.