Canada Digital Adoption Program

Choose Convverge as your Digital Advisor and access up to $15,000 grant to develop your digital strategy.

Special note: Applications for the Boost Your Business Technology grant are currently closed.

The Canada Digital Adoption Program’s (CDAP) Boost Your Business Technology grant is fully subscribed and is not accepting new applications at this time.

If you have a valid CDAP grant agreement, you can continue to work with us and submit your claim for reimbursement once your Digital Plan is complete. Be sure to check when your agreement expires and submit your claim before that date to remain eligible for the grant.

The CDAP Grow Your Business Online grant remains open for applications.

Give your business a digital edge

Grants are available to help digitize your business and acquire new e-commerce tools. For further details, visit the Canada Digital Adoption website at

Get Pre-Qualified

Using the form below, get pre-qualified now so we can guide you through the process of getting started.

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Convverge will guide you through a short 20 minute, step by step application process.

Build the Plan

Convverge will work with you to develop a digital strategy and build a plan to implement your solutions.

Get Approved

ISED will validate and approve the plan. You submit your invoices, and receive the grant, up to $15,000.

What’s included in your plan?

Executive Summary

High-level summary highlighting key elements of the plan and how new technologies will support business growth.

Current State Analysis

Details business sector, structure, SWOT analysis, and market factors. Discusses business goals and IS/IT information including infrastructure, applications, and technology integration for value delivery.

Current State Analysis

Identifies at least three digital/technology solutions, explaining the benefits of each and how they align with business objectives.

Implementation Roadmap

Includes a detailed budget, timeline, and project artifacts necessary for successful digital solution implementation aligned with business growth objectives.

Skills Requirements

Outlines necessary training, skills, and competencies your team needs to implement the digital solutions effectively.

Key Digital Solution Details

Describes high-level requirements for implementing proposed solutions, including financial aspects, implementation complexity, and required change management.

Business Readiness Assessment

Conducts a thorough readiness assessment to identify steps needed for proceeding with the digital adoption plan.

Technology Vendor Selection Analysis

Analyzes potential technology vendors for suggested solutions, assessing quality and fit of solution, cost, and delivery capability.

Ready to put your plan into motion?

Convverge will work with you to deliver the solutions mapped out in your digital adoption plan, whether it’s a digital dashboard, employee portal, or process automation – our digital advisors are experts at providing innovative solutions across Canada.

Everything you need to know about the Canada Digital Adoption Program

Who can apply?

Applications can only be submitted by a small business that meets all of the following criteria:

  • Is a for-profit business (including for-profit social enterprises and co-operatives)
  • Is a registered or incorporated business
  • Is a consumer-facing business
  • Can be accessed by consumers or provides in-person services to consumers
  • Has at least one employee
  • Must commit to maintaining digital adoption strategy for six months after participation in the program
  • Must consent to participating in follow-up surveys, sharing information with the Government of Canada (ISED and Statistics Canada), and having the name of the business published as a recipient of funding
How much money can I get for developing a digital adoption plan?

The grant will cover up to 90% of the eligible costs of developing a digital adoption plan and retaining the services of a digital advisor, up to a maximum grant value of $15,000 per SME.

These advisors will work with companies to recommend digital pathways and strategies that will help them achieve their business goals and increase their competitiveness in the digital economy.

How much money can I get for implementing the digital adoption plan with an interest-free loan?

After completing STEP 1, businesses then have the opportunity to secure a 0% interest loan of up to $100,000 from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to facilitate the acquisition of new technology and implement the digital adoption plan from STEP 1.

  • Business revenues between $500,000 and below $5M can request a loan between $25,000 and $50,000
  • Business revenues $5M and more can request a loan between $25,000 and $100,000
  • 5-year term with 12-months capital postponement (total of 6 years)
  • No fees
  • You have 1 year from the completion of your approved digital adoption plan to make a loan request

In addition, applicants can also leverage the help of talented post-secondary students and recent graduates through subsidized work placements.

What can I use the money for?

Eligible costs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • customer relationship software (CRM)
  • digital inventory management systems
  • network security software
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • robotics
Are there any ineligible costs?

Ineligible costs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Costs of connectivity
  • Costs related to the shipping of goods purchased through the e-commerce platform
How do I apply?

You will be asked to provide basic information in the initial application and be asked to assess your business’ digital readiness by completing a digital needs assessment.

The digital needs assessment tool will generate a report outlining your company’s digital maturity and compare it to an industry-specific benchmark. You may share this report with your digital advisor later in the process.

How do I visit the Application Portal?
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Questions about getting started?

Drop us a line to find out more! Our team of digital advisors are standing by.