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Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)
TAP INTO THE POWER OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND SECURE UP TO A $15,000 GRANT AND A $100,000 INTEREST-FREE LOAN WITH THE CANADA DIGITAL ADOPTION PROGRAM (CDAP)
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Revolutionize Your Business with the Canada Digital Adoption Program

Revolutionize Your Business with the Canada Digital Adoption Program

Driving Digital Transformation for Canadian SMEs

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is a unique initiative by the Canadian Government to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) step confidently into the digital age. The program provides up to a $15,000 grant to devise a comprehensive digital adoption plan and offers an interest-free loan of up to $100,000 to implement the strategy.

Launched in 2022 and facilitated by BDC, the CDAP is a four-year program designed to enhance the digital capabilities of Canadian businesses. The initiative aims to fuel growth, increase efficiency, and create improved experiences for customers. It’s about more than just technology—it’s about transforming how you do business in a world that is becoming increasingly digital.

Whether your focus is on product strategy, website optimization, CRM implementation, or developing a mobile app, the CDAP can support your vision. By choosing to embrace the technologies of today, you’re choosing to defend your business’s future, differentiate your brand, and evolve in a constantly changing digital landscape.

Unleashing the Power of Digital: Benefits of the CDAP

Transforming SMEs into Digital Powerhouses

Funding Support

Funding Support

With the CDAP, eligible businesses can acquire a $15,000 grant to create a comprehensive digital adoption plan. It also offers an interest-free loan of up to $100,000 to finance the execution of this plan. This financial support can significantly reduce the barriers to digital adoption.

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

The CDAP encourages businesses to work with a government-approved Digital Advisor. They can guide you in setting digital goals, assessing value, and building a sustainable roadmap for growth. This strategy-first approach ensures your digital transformation is aligned with your business objectives.

Enhanced Customer

Enhanced Customer Experience

A primary focus of the CDAP is to improve customer experience through digital means. Whether through website optimizations, CRM integration, or mobile app development, businesses can provide superior service and engagement in the digital realm.

Increased Efficiency and Growth

Increased Efficiency and Growth

By adopting digital tools and strategies, businesses can drive growth and increase operational efficiency. Automation, data analytics, and digital marketing are just a few areas where digital adoption can fuel your business's success.

Work Placement Program

Work Placement Program

As part of the CDAP, businesses can apply for a $7,300 wage subsidy to hire students or recent graduates for digital initiatives. This can bring fresh perspectives and energy to your digital transformation journey." CTA Button: "Get Started with CDAP Today

which grant is right for you?

There are two impactful grants that can propel your business forward: the Boost Your Business Technology grant and the Grow Your Business Online grant. These grants are specifically designed to address different aspects of your digital transformation journey. Our goal in Optimum Presence Group Corp is to assist you in identifying the grant that aligns best with your objectives, whether you’re looking to leverage cutting-edge technologies or expand your online presence. Explore the details of each grant to determine which one will provide the ideal support for your business to thrive in the digital landscape.

Grow Your Business Online

The Grow Your Business Online grant is an exciting opportunity to unlock the full potential of your business in the digital realm. This grant is specifically designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) establish a robust online presence, increase sales, and connect with customers in new and meaningful ways. By participating in the Grow Your Business Online grant, you can access up to $2,400 in funding, enabling you to reach your customers where they are and propel your business to new heights. With the support of a local service provider and Optimum presence as an e-commerce advisor, you’ll receive guidance throughout the application process and gain invaluable insights to maximize the impact of your online initiatives.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to grow your business, enhance your social media marketing, improve user experience, and harness the power of the digital landscape.

The CDAP Grow Your Business Online grant helps SMEs:

  • Establish an online presence
  • Boost sales
  • Implement security software
  • Connect with customers
  • Enhance social media marketing
  • Improve the user experience for online customers
The CDAP Grow Your Business Online grant

Application process: Applying is easy with these four steps:

   01

Take an assessment to ensure suitability

   02

Connect with Optimum Presence

   03

Apply for the grant with assistance from OP

   04

Implement your digital plan with assistance from OP

Cost coverage: How can you use the grant?

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You can utilize the grant for:

  • Developing a new e-commerce website or adding functionality to an existing site.
  • Installing an e-commerce platform, including subscription fees.
  • Hiring a consultant for digital marketing strategies tied to your e-commerce store.
  • Tracking and managing inventory and sales, marketing to customers, offering discounts, maintaining loyalty programs, or enhancing cyber security using e-commerce software.
  • Covering up to 20% of the total cost of hardware and software.

 

Ineligible costs include:

  • Internet connectivity.
  • Shipping of goods purchased through the e-commerce platform.
  • Purchases made before grant approval.
  • Renewal of digital services like domain names or existing software subscriptions.
  • Signage, printing, logo redesign, or rebranding.
  • Owner’s or current employee’s salary for project execution.
  • Purchase of land, buildings, or vehicles.
  • Intangible assets like goodwill, depreciation, or amortization expenses.
  • Interest on invested capital, bonds, or debentures.
  • Mortgage, loan, or rent payments.
  • Refinancing existing debt.
  • Losses on investments, bad debts, fines, penalties, or litigation.
  • Fees for administrators or lobbyists.
  • Franchise fees or franchise license costs.
  • Hospitality, entertainment, or consultant fees unrelated to technology solutions acquisition or setup.
grow your business scaled

You can utilize the grant for:

  • Developing a new e-commerce website or adding functionality to an existing site.
  • Installing an e-commerce platform, including subscription fees.
  • Hiring a consultant for digital marketing strategies tied to your e-commerce store.
  • Tracking and managing inventory and sales, marketing to customers, offering discounts, maintaining loyalty programs, or enhancing cyber security using e-commerce software.
  • Covering up to 20% of the total cost of hardware and software.

 

Ineligible costs include:

  • Internet connectivity.
  • Shipping of goods purchased through the e-commerce platform.
  • Purchases made before grant approval.
  • Renewal of digital services like domain names or existing software subscriptions.
  • Signage, printing, logo redesign, or rebranding.
  • Owner’s or current employee’s salary for project execution.
  • Purchase of land, buildings, or vehicles.
  • Intangible assets like goodwill, depreciation, or amortization expenses.
  • Interest on invested capital, bonds, or debentures.
  • Mortgage, loan, or rent payments.
  • Refinancing existing debt.
  • Losses on investments, bad debts, fines, penalties, or litigation.
  • Fees for administrators or lobbyists.
  • Franchise fees or franchise license costs.
  • Hospitality, entertainment, or consultant fees unrelated to technology solutions acquisition or setup.

Boost Your Business Technology

Welcome to the Boost Your Business Technology grant program, designed to empower businesses like yours with the resources needed to take your technological capabilities to new heights. By participating in this program, you can access up to $15,000 for expert advice and unlock up to $100,000 in interest-free loans from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to implement transformative technologies.

Optimum Presence digital advisor will collaborate with you to develop a tailored plan that addresses your unique business needs. Whether you aim to reduce costs, accelerate transactions, enhance client responsiveness, improve inventory management, or optimize supply chain logistics, the Boost Your Business Technology grant is your gateway to unlocking innovation and driving sustainable growth.

The CDAP Boost Your Business Technology grant helps SMEs:

  • Reduce overhead costs
  • Accelerate transactions
  • Enhance client responsiveness
  • Improve inventory management
  • Optimize supply chain logistics

Are you eligible for the Boost Your Business Technology grant?

Utilize our convenient assessment form to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria. As part of the assessment process, you will need to provide relevant information about your business. The form will help us evaluate if you qualify for this program, ensuring a seamless application process.

Application process: Applying is easy with these four steps:

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Take an assessment to ensure eligibility

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Work with OP advisor to provide a digital adoption plan

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Collect your grant

   04

Implement your digital adoption plan

What should you do with a digital adoption plan?

  • Get a loan directly from BDC or
  • Receive funded work placement support to implement your plan. You may be eligible if you have a plan from one of the recognized programs, such as:
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency: Digital Acceleration Pilot
  • BDC Advisory Services
  • Digital Acceleration Fund (Prince Edward Island)
  • Digital Boost 2.0 (New Brunswick)
  • Digitalization Competence Center (DCC)
  • Programme Audit Industrie 4.0 / ESSOR – Volet 1B (Quebec)
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BDC 0% Interest Loan:
How will you fund new technology?

 Move forward with your digital adoption plan using a 0% interest loan from BDC, up to $100,000.

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Loan amounts:

  • Business revenues of $500,000 to $5 million: loans between $25,000 and $50,000
  • Business revenues over $5 million: loans between $25,000 and $100,000

Terms:

  • 5-year term with 12-month capital postponement (total of 6 years)
  • No fees
  • 6 months from plan completion to make a loan request
  • BDC creditworthiness requirements apply

Funded Work Placement:
Need assistance with your plan?

Revolutionize Your Business with the Canada Digital Adoption Program

Hire talented students or recent graduates to support your digital adoption goals and receive up to $7,300 in wage subsidies through work placements.

Eligibility:

  • Completed a digital adoption plan through CDAP and received your grant OR
  • Completed a plan from another recognized digital adoption program and submitted it to CDAP

 

Contact us today to learn more about funded work placements and how they can benefit your business.

Boost your revenue with CDAP

Boost your revenue with CDAP

The Canada Digital Adoption Program is a federal government initiative that empowers small businesses by offering comprehensive support to help them thrive in the digital age. Through a range of resources, training programs, and financial assistance, the program equips entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools to integrate digital solutions into their operations.

Optimum Presence's Digital Services

At Optimum Presence Group Corp, we’re committed to helping businesses navigate the digital landscape and unlock their full potential. We provide a comprehensive suite of digital services designed to meet the diverse needs of modern businesses:

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Digital Marketing Strategy

We understand that every business is unique and needs a customized approach to digital marketing. Our team works closely with you to understand your business goals, customer base, and market trends to create a robust digital marketing strategy that drives growth.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Our SEO experts implement cutting-edge techniques to improve your website's ranking on search engine results pages. We conduct thorough keyword research, optimize your website's content and design, and implement a robust link-building strategy to increase your online visibility and attract more organic traffic.
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Social Media Marketing & Management

Leveraging the power of social media, we help you connect with your audience on a personal level. Our team manages your social media accounts, creates engaging content, and runs targeted ad campaigns to increase your brand awareness, customer engagement, and conversion rates.
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Content Marketing

Content is king in the digital world. Our content creators produce high-quality, SEO-friendly content that not only ranks high in search results but also resonates with your audience. From blog posts and articles to infographics and videos, we create content that informs, entertains, and inspires.
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Web Design and Development

A well-designed website is crucial for online success. Our web designers and developers create responsive, user-friendly, and visually appealing websites that provide a seamless user experience and represent your brand effectively.
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Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising

Optimize your ad spend with our PPC services. We create and manage targeted ad campaigns on search engines and social media platforms to drive high-quality traffic to your website and generate more leads and sales.
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Email Marketing

We help you reach out to your customers directly through personalized email campaigns. From newsletter design and distribution to tracking and analysis, we manage your email marketing efforts to ensure maximum ROI.
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Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)

Optimize your website to increase the percentage of visitors who complete a desired action.

Our team of digital experts is committed to delivering results-driven solutions that meet your business goals. Get in touch with us today to start your digital transformation journey with Optimum Presence Group Corp.

CDAP FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about CDAP

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) allows eligible small to medium-sized businesses to acquire a $15,000 grant to create a digital adoption plan and up to a $100,000 interest-free loan to finance it​​.

Eligible SMEs can receive the CDAP benefits by applying to the program and working with a government-approved Digital Advisor for CDAP​.

The program provides support during the grant application process to maximize funding. It also aids in researching technology solutions to fit your business and budget, and in developing a comprehensive digital strategy and roadmap with steps, timelines, and resources to achieve your business objectives​.

Any business that is incorporated, has at least one employee, and has made at least $500,000 in revenue at least one time over the last 3 years can apply​.

No, the grant is for strategic and advisory purposes. You can apply for a $100,000 interest-free loan to put towards technology acquisitions through CDAP​.

No, an owner or director of the company must be the one who submits the application. Your advisor can support you with information on how to apply and answer any questions you have​.

Funds are reimbursed by the Government of Canada. Upon project completion, you can submit your invoices to claim back 90% of the total outlay, up to $15,000​.

Engagements can commence 3 weeks after signed contracts are received and last approximately 6-8 weeks depending on the agreement​.

The Government of Canada has a list of approved digital advisors from which you can choose​.

If you have accessed funding through the Programme Audit Industrie 4.0, Digital Boost 2.0 or the Digital Acceleration Pilot then you are not eligible for the Boost Your Business Technology grant. You may still qualify for a $100,000 interest-free loan through BDC​.

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