Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)
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CDAP FAQs

Are applications for the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) open?

The program is part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) announced in Budget 2021 and was launched March 3, 2022. It is expected that up to 160,000 businesses will go through the program in the next 4 years.

Is the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) right for you and your business?

If you are looking towards expanding your business digitally and possibly transforming elements of it online, then “Yes.” Book a Wingman to analyze your requirements and make recommendations about which CDAP stream works best for you.

What are CDAP Assessment criteria?

Before filling out the application for CDAP, we will work with you to ensure you are in a great position to qualify for one of the CDAP streams. Eligibility requirements include such things as being a Canadian business, having revenues between $500K and $100MM, and no more than 499 employees. For a full list of CDAP requirements visit Eligibility criteria

The assessment criteria for applications by the CDAP team are based on:
• Suitability of the digitization project under the program requirements
• Capacity of the recipient to manage the project
• Ability to implement and carry out the project
• Budget being justified and sound

What are the instructions for the CDAP proposal?

Wingman will guide you through the instructions from end to end. Instructions differ depending on the CDAP stream best for you and your business.

Is there a deadline to apply for CDAP programs?

As CDAP has just launched in March 2022 and is scheduled to assist SMEs until 2025, no deadlines have been communicated to date. However, all grants are first come first served and can be changed or removed at any time. Contact Wingman today to get started and secure your $15,000 digital adoption grant asap. And, access to a 0% loan for up to $100,000.

Is there an fee to apply for any of the CDAP initiatives?

you leverage Wingman to assist you to apply for any of these programs, we charge you no fees for this assistance.
Once your application is approved, Wingman charges a fee to your business to help you develop your Digital Adoption Plan grant application. Our fees are reimbursed at 90% by CDAP up to $15,000 to cover these activities.

Are there specific Canada Digital Adoption Program submission details?

CDAP launched in March 2022. The latest information is available on CDAP’s official page here. Submission details will vary as it’s dependent on the stream you’re applying for, which is based on your requirements. Therefore, it is important for you to work with an official Digital Advisor like Wingman who can analyze and recommend the right grant or loans for you. And, we can even assist you in compiling all documentation and filing your application correctly. Please Book a Wingman to go over the submission details.

We’re happy to help. As we are oft to say, “You don’t have to fly solo!

Is my business CDAP Eligible?

Your business must be Canadian incorporated for-profit business having less than 500 employees to be eligible to apply. You must also have earned a minimum of $500K (up to a maximum of $100MM) in any of the previous three years at time of application. The program is available in all 10 provinces and 3 territories. If you are unsure, contact Wingman and we can guide you through the process.

What activities can my business take part in through the Canada Digital Adoption Program?

There are two streams and four key activities within CDAP.
1. Grow Your Business Online
a. Receive a $2,400 micro-grant to enable your small businesses in adopting e-commerce technologies.

2. Boost Your Business Technology
a. Receive up to $15,000 Boost Your Business Technology adoption plan grant to have an official Digital Advisor like Wingman assist you in developing a digital adoption plan for your business.
b. Upon having your Digital Adoption Plan approved by CDAP, you can then receive up to $100,000 interest free loan from the BDC to assist you in executing your unique Plan.
c. Upon having your Digital Adoption Plan approved by CDAP, you can receive 2 $7,300 hiring subsidy to bring on a Hire-a-Student worker to assist in implementing your unique Plan.

What costs are eligible to be used with the Boost Your Business Technology Grant through CDAP?

Eligible costs are costs incurred in Canada by the applicant directly associated with retaining a registered Digital Advisor and for the direct production of a Digital Adoption Plan for the applicant.

Eligible costs include:
1. Fees, commissions and charges by organizations providing Digital Advisory services and registered on the Digital Advisor Marketplace website for the production of a Digital Adoption Plan;
2. Applicable federal and/or provincial sales taxes applied to the fees and commissions charged by the Digital Advisors listed on the Digital Advisor Marketplace and only for the purpose of producing a Digital Adoption Plan for the funding recipient.

Is Wingman an approved CDAP Digital Advisor?

Yes. Wingman received certification as an approved CDAP Digital Advisor on March 11, 2022 from the Canada Digital Adoption Program, as a part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Can Wingman help us apply for this grant?

Yes. If needed, we will gladly walk you through the entire application process from preparation, Digital Needs Assessment (DNA) through to submission. The approval for the Boost Your Business Technology grant takes roughly 5 business days.

Is Wingman going to charge any fees for assisting in CDAP Boost Your Business Technology grant application?

No. We are happy to work with you to apply for the right CDAP solution for your business situation. There are no fees from Wingman and the application through the CDAP program is completely free. The whole process with Wingman can be done swiftly. The program’s processing time has been communicated to be roughly 5 business days. Book a Wingman today to get started on your digital needs consultation.

Is Wingman capable of delivering the digital technology approved under this program?

Yes. The Wingman crew is a strong team of digital consultants and advisors with the skills and experience necessary to deliver an actionable Digital Adoption Plan for you. In addition, there are several digital services the Wingman crew can assist you with to execute on your behalf upon approval of your unique Plan.


Note: The actual execution of the CDAP approved Digital Adoption Plan is not included in the Boost Your Business Technology Grant. If your particular approved Plan includes services we offer, Wingman can negotiate a contract with you at that time to execute on those services. But there is no obligation to use Wingman’s digital services after the Plan is submitted and approved by CDAP.
Book a Wingman today to discuss options.

Why should I work with Wingman Digital?

Wingman is an approved CDAP digital advisor who are among the very few service providers helping you end to end with all aspects of CDAP such as:

• Identifying the right CDAP stream
• Working with you to submit the CDAP application
• Assisting with completion of the Digital Needs Assessment (DNA)
• Providing the CDAP Digital Adoption Plan
• Implementing most aspects of your unique Digital Adoption Plan
Want to get started? Book a Wingman today.