Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)



What is CDAP?

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is a federal government program aims to support small and medium-sized businesses on their adoption of digital technologies to grow and improve competitiveness.

  • a grant of up to $15,000 to retain a digital advisor to develop a Digital Adoption Plan
  • an interest-free loan of up to $100,000 from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to implement the Digital Adoption Plan

What are the qualifications?

  • Incorporated under Canadian laws at the provincial/national level or Canadian resident sole proprietor
  • Privately owned
  • For profit
  • Has 1-499 employees
  • Annual revenue of $500,000 – $100 million in one of last 3 years

What is a Digital Adoption Plan?

The Digital Adoption Plan encompasses a digital maturity assessment and a roadmap to implement pertinent digital technologies. It covers the following:

  1. Executive summary: how the business benefits and 3 recommended digital solutions
  2. Current state assessment: a high level business review and a digital maturity assessment
  3. Digital solutions recommendations: a list of prioritized technology initiatives
  4. Roadmap: timeline for the initiatives, 3 vendor-neutral recommended solutions including their measures of success and estimated costs

About the loan

Upon completing the Digital Adoption Plan, you can apply for:

  • a 0% interest loan from BDC
  • amortized over 5 years with an initial postponement of 12 months
  • Revenue between $500,000 – $5 million: $25,000 – $50,000 loan
  • Revenue between $5 million and more: $50,000 – $100,000 loan

Where do I start?

CDC Synectics will work with you on the following:

  • Understand the CDAP program and the application process
  • Apply for the grant online
  • Develop a Digital Adoption Plan
  • Submit the Plan for release of fund

Working in partnership with Digital Maturity Group, an approved digital advisor for CDAP, we will follow a structured approach to develop the Plan.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Transform your business and thrive in the digital age.


Contact us to start the process.