CDAP Digital Advisor

$15000 Grant for Canada Digital Adoption Plan

Get Started Now!

What is CDAP?

CDAP Stands for Canada Digital Adoption Program. The Canada Digital Adoption Plan (CDAP) is a government initiative to help Canadian businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), adopt digital technologies and improve their competitiveness in the digital economy. The CDAP was announced in 2019 as part of the government’s Innovation and Skills Plan, and it includes a range of initiatives and funding programs to support the adoption of digital technologies by SMEs. Some of the key components of the CDAP include:Digital skills training and support for business owners and employees.

Funding for digital infrastructure and equipment. Support for businesses to adopt e-commerce and other digital sales channels.
Funding for digital marketing and other digital business development activities. The goal of the CDAP is to help Canadian businesses take advantage of the many opportunities that digital technologies offer, and to ensure that they are able to compete effectively in the digital economy.

How Canadians do business has changed. To stay competitive and grow, small and medium-sized businesses need to adopt new digital tools.

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) can help get your business online, give your e-commerce presence a boost or help digitalize your business’s operations. CDAP provides funding and support to businesses, as well as training and work opportunities for young Canadians.

Apply Now For More Information
cdap

CDAP Technology Grants

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), that are eligible, can apply for a $15,000. Grant that will cover 90% of the costs to create a Digital Adoption Plan tailored to your specific business needs. This may include e-commerce, digital marketing, technology to improve operations efficiency, productivity and most importantly profitability.

Net Karma is an Approved CDAP Advisor, and we will work with you to understand your specific business needs and create a detailed plan or road map to increase your sales, lower your costs and prepare your business for the future.

CDAP Eligibility Criteria

  • $500K

    ANNUAL SALES*
  • 1-499

    FULL TIME EMPLOYEES
  • Private

    COMPANY STRUCTURE**
  • Any

    PROVINCE

* Company annual sales/revenues should be a minimum of $500,000 CDN in any one of the 3 years prior to the application.

** Private company structures include sole proprietorships and corporations.

How It Works

Businesses may create an account on the Government of Canada’s CDAP website to confirm eligibility.

1. Eligibility confirmation

Once eligibility is confirmed, you will be asked to choose an Approved CDAP Advisor from the drop-down menu.

2. Grant application

You will then work with your Advisor to create your personalized Digital Adoption Plan.

3. CDAP Plan Approval Process

Once your plan is ready you will submit it to the CDAP website for approval.

4. Government Grant Approval

When the Government approves your personalized plan, you will receive your grant.

After planning submission and government approval, you will receive the grant funding.

How Netkarma can help?

Net Karma will assist you all the way through the CDAP process. We have the expertise and experience to identify the correct digital streams and processes that best suit your business. We will work with you to ensure that your company receives the benefits of the digital economy.

Grant eligibility assessment

As Approved CDAP advisors, we will discuss your eligibility and help you choose the correct stream for your business.

Grant application support

NetKarma will work with applicants to complete the CDAP application should they require assistance. This may help you maximize your funding and increase the likelihood of approval.

Business needs assessment

We will review your companies’ operations, business strategy, current technology and identify digital platforms and processes that will prioritize increasing your sales and lowering your operating costs.

Review solution options

After analyzing options and costs, we will identify capabilities that support your business objectives and budget.

Grant strategy and roadmap

As Approved CDAP Advisors, NetKarma will prepare for you a comprehensive digital roadmap with timelines, steps, and resources to achieve your CDAP digital transformation goals.

Is the Canada Digital Adoption Program Right for You?

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) has been established to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) realize their full potential by adopting digital technologies.

Announced in Budget 2021, the $4 billion program is an investment of $1.4 billion in grants and advisory services to SMEs from the Government of Canada and up to $2.6 billion in loans from the Business Development Bank of Canada to help businesses cover the costs of implementing new digital technologies.

There are two separate streams available:

Stream 1- Grow Your Business Online

Every day more and more consumers are moving on-line to purchase their goods and services. It is essential that Canadian Businesses develop an on-line e-commerce presence to accommodate this shift, or they will get left behind.

Fund Amount

Apply for a micro-grant of up to $2400. to help you get on-line and reach your customers with e-commerce so they can purchase from you no matter where they are.

What do you need to be a Qualified Applicant for Stream 1?

  • You have a for-profit business
  • You are a registered or incorporated Canadian business
  • You deal directly with consumers
  • You have at least one full or part time employee for at least three months prior to the application (not including the owner) OR you had at least $30,000. in annual revenue in the most recent tax year. (2021)
  • You must commit to maintaining your digital adoption strategy for at least six months after receiving the grant.
  • You must consent to participate in follow-up surveys, sharing information with the Government of Canada (ISED and Statistics Canada)
  • You must consent to having the name of your business published as a recipient of the grant

For further information about Grow Your Business Online program please click on the following link to the Government of Canada CDAP website:

https://ised-isde.canada.ca/site/canada-digital-adoption-program/en/about-canada-digital-adoption-program#s1

Stream 2- Boost Your Business Technology

The Boost Your Business Technology grant will provide your business with up to $15,000 to pay for a detailed digital plan specifically designed for your business by an Approved CDAP Advisor. There is also a grant of $7300. wage subsidy to pay for a university student or recent grad to assist you with implementing the plan through a work placement.

The Business Development Bank has interest free loans of up to $100,000. available to help your business acquire innovative technologies and processes to bring your business into the digital marketplace, increase your sales, lower your costs and improve your productivity.

Qualified Applicants

  • your business is a federally or provincially registered Canadian owned corporation or a
    registered Canadian owned sole proprietorship
  • your business is for profit
  • your business has between 1-499 employees
  • your business has had at least $500,000 in annual revenue in 1 of the last 3 years

Qualified Activities

  • reduce overhead costs.
  • speed up transactions.
  • respond to clients more quickly and reach new markets.
  • manage inventory more efficiently.
  • improve supply chain logistics.
  • automate manual processes.
  • tracking data to improve decision making.

Program Deadline

The program will be available until March 2026, subject to remaining grant availability.

Simple Process

Blog

Dec 16, 2022

Converting Razor into a Blade: The Cornerstone of Digital Transformation Business Model

My The digital transformation has completely stirred up the traditional ways of doing business...

Nov 18, 2022

How CDAP grant can help you modernize your Legacy systems to new Modern systems

When it comes to choosing the right digital advisors, it’s important to consider what technology gaps you’re trying to fill ...

Jun 6, 2022

CDAP Grant For Canadian Business

Digital adoption is a method that enables individuals to grasp the potential of digital resources and use those resources to...

FAQs

Canada Digital Adoption Program starts to help small and medium-sized businesses. In which the Government of Canada funds SMEs.

They want to adopt digital technologies for SMEs and make them grow through funding and expertise. The program will guide businesses and support them in adopting new digital tools.

The Canadian Digital Adoption Program allows two streams that require specific applications. In stream 1, small businesses desire micro-grants for e-commerce development. However, to know more, visit here.

The CDAP program has some criteria to mark your business eligible for this program, including almost 1-500 employees and more.

It’s a free program of Govt.

We are here to make the significant process short with our high-end digital advisors that are aware of all the aspects of CDAP, including:
  • Expertise to identify the right CDAP stream
  • Provides CDAP plan
  • Working with the submission of CDAP applications
  • Implementing digital adoption plan
The CDAP criteria include:
  • Should have incorporated Federally/Provincially/Canadian resident sole proprietor
  • Should have for-profit, privately owned business
  • Full-time equivalent employees should be between 1–499
  • Annual revenues in one of the previous three tax years should be at least $500,000
    For more details visit Govt site.

Yes, we will help pick the right stream and further assist you in preparing and submitting the application. After approval, we will also help to execute the project for support.

You need basic information initially. Also, you may ask to assess your business’ digital readiness.
For more details, visit

The proposal may vary as per stream, and that’s where NetKarma will guide you.

Yes, manufacturing businesses can use the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) to adopt digital technologies that will help them improve their competitiveness and productivity. Some examples of digital technologies that manufacturing businesses might use the CDAP grant to adopt include:

Manufacturing execution systems (MES) to improve production efficiency and quality
Supply chain management software to optimize procurement and inventory management Data analytics tools to identify and address production bottlenecks Collaboration and project management tools to streamline communication and improve project coordination Customer relationship management systems to improve customer service and support To be eligible for the CDAP grant, your manufacturing business must meet the eligibility requirements for the program, which include being a for-profit, Canadian-controlled private corporation (CCPC) or a cooperative with fewer than 500 employees, having an active Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business account, and having a business website or online presence. You will also need to demonstrate how the adoption of digital technologies will help your business grow and succeed in the digital economy.

Yes, the Digital Adoption Program (DAP) offered by the Government of Canada is an opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Canada to adopt and make better use of digital technologies. The program provides funding to eligible SMBs to hire a digital advisor who can provide expert advice and support to help the business grow and succeed in the digital economy. The program is administered by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and is part of the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan. If you are an SMB in Canada interested in participating in the DAP, you can find more information about the program and how to apply on the TCS website.

The Government has four mandatory criteria for eligibility such as:
  • Incorporated Canadian resident sole proprietor
  • For-profit, owned business
  • Full-time equal employees between 1–499
  • Annual revenues in one of the previous three tax years were at least $500,000

Within the nine months, submit your CDAP to the federal Govt for approval. Yet, an official Digital Advisor like Netkarma may help you get it sooner with a well-developed roadmap. Possibly, a few weeks after signing your engagement contract.

We understand some questions may be technical as per digital technologies and experience. At Netkarma, our CDAP Digital Advisor will assist you throughout the assessment. They will clarify every section that you need help in.

In the grant’s case, you have to apply. Yet, our approved Digital Advisor team will guide for application review, feedback, reverts, and other processes.

Yes. According to CDAP eligibility criteria, you may apply for each company.

Yes. An eligible business may access for both stream programs.

Yes! If your business is registered and eligible as per requirements, you are welcome to apply.

Here are the guidelines for ineligibility:

  • Non-profitable organization
  • Real estate brokerages
  • Multi-level marketing companies
  • Corporate chains, registered charities, or franchises

Yes, restaurants can use the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) to adopt digital technologies that will help them improve their competitiveness and productivity. Some examples of digital technologies that restaurants might use the CDAP grant to adopt include:

Online ordering and delivery platforms to reach more customers and reduce the cost of in-person service
Customer relationship management systems to improve customer service and support
Data analytics tools to track and analyze customer data, such as ordering and spending habits
Social media and marketing tools to promote the business and attract new customers
Collaboration and project management tools to streamline communication and improve project coordination
To be eligible for the CDAP grant, your restaurant must meet the eligibility requirements for the program, which include being a for-profit, Canadian-controlled private corporation (CCPC) or a cooperative with fewer than 500 employees, having an active Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business account, and having a business website or online presence. You will also need to demonstrate how the adoption of digital technologies will help your business grow and succeed in the digital economy.

Yes, the Canada Digital Adoption Plan (CDAP) could potentially help trucking companies in a number of ways. For example, the CDAP includes funding for digital infrastructure and equipment, which could be used to purchase or upgrade devices such as GPS tracking systems, electronic logbooks, and other technologies that can help trucking companies improve their operations and increase efficiency. The CDAP also includes funding for digital marketing and other digital business development activities, which could be used by trucking companies to promote their services online and reach new customers. Additionally, the CDAP includes training and support for businesses to adopt e-commerce and other digital sales channels, which could be useful for trucking companies that want to sell their services online or automate their sales and booking processes. Overall, the CDAP is designed to help businesses of all types adopt digital technologies and improve their competitiveness in the digital economy, and trucking companies could certainly benefit from this support.

Contact Now

Our unparalleled expertise in marketing lets you focus on what you do best — run your business.

We work as your business partner to grow your business with the best and latest marketing approaches.

Let’s Get Started!

Copyright © 2023 NET Karma | All Rights Reserved. |