Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

We at Salmon Arm Bookkeeping realize the benefits that the CDAP program can provide our clients. As a result, we have aligned ourselves with Catalyst Strategies Consulting, Certified Digital Adoption Advisors, and trusted advisors in strategic planning and organizational transformation. Catalyst Strategies understands the needs of entrepreneurs and their emerging businesses and has worked with several Shuswap-based clients to help them take their businesses to the next level.

In today’s market, adopting digital tools and systems is essential for Canadian businesses to grow and thrive. Whether that means implementing new software, creating a functional e-commerce store, moving your processes online or launching an online marketing campaign that converts, your business will benefit from a strong digital foundation.

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), funded by the Government of Canada, helps small and medium-sized enterprises adopt digital technologies to increase their competitiveness.

CDAP can give you up to $15,000 to get advice and up to $100,000 in interest free loans from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to implement the technologies that can propel your business forward.

This program is for for-profit enterprises who have had at least $500,000 in revenue in one of the last three years. The funds will be committed over four years, but could potentially be accessed sooner.

Pre-qualify in just two minutes!

Get started on your application today by filling out our two-minute pre-qualification form to determine your eligibility. We’ll be in touch within a single business day to answer questions and walk you through the first steps.

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Depending on your needs, we will pull in members of our team from across Canada with specialized expertise to work on your digital adoption strategy.

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How to Apply for CDAP

Does your Business Qualify?

Eligible businesses must:

  1. Be incorporated at the provincial or national level; or be a Canadian resident sole proprietor.
  2. Be privately-owned for-profit entity.
  3. Have a maximum of 499 full time equivalent employees.
  4. Have at least $500,000 and not more than $100 million in revenue in one (1) of the past three (3) tax years.


Get started on Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada’s website, site/canada-digital-adoption-program.

Build a Plan

Build your digital plan with the help of Catalyst Strategies, an ISED approved partner.

Get Reimbursed

Once ISED validates the plan, submit your invoices to receive a 90% reimbursement ($13,500) to cover advisory fees (valued at $15,000).

Apply for your BDC loan

Once your plan is approved, use a personalized link sent to you via email to apply for an interest free loan of up to $100,000 from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to facilitate the acquisition of new technology. In addition, applicants can leverage the help of skilled post-secondary students and recent graduates through subsidized work placements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need Catalyst Strategies to apply for CDAP, or can I do it on my own?
What part of the program will Catalyst Strategies help me with?
How long will it take to develop my business strategy?
How long will it take to get my BDC loan?
What happens after I get my strategy?
What can CDAP funding be spent on?
Do I get the grant money up front?

Find out your Options

Learn more about the CDAP program by simply filling in the form. Catalyst Strategies Consulting will be in contact with you within one business day to discuss next steps.

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