Canada's Digital Adoption Program

Current CDAP Grant Programs

CDAP Stream 1:
Grow Your
Online Business

Helping Small Businesses Take Advantage Of Ecommerce Opportunities

CDAP Stream 1 provides:

  • A reimbursement of up to $2,400 to invest in Ecommerce opportunities.
  • Access a network of Ecommerce advisors for tailored support and advice; helping you create and/or optimize your Ecommerce business.
  • Earn more than 30k revenue in a year or have at least one employee other than the owner
  • Don’t currently sell online or want to make improvements to an existing e-commerce site
  • Operate a registered for-profit business (social enterprises and cooperatives included) in British Columbia
  • Have a business that is customer-facing

CDAP Stream 2 provides:

  • Access to a marketplace of digital adoption experts to create a plan tailored to their needs.
  • Up to $15,000 to consult a digital advisor and develop a digital adoption plan.
  • Up to $100,000 in interest-free loans from BDC to help implement the digital adoption plan.
  • $500,000 to $100M of annual revenues in one of the previous three years
  • Full-time equivalent employees between 1–499
  • Sole proprietors or businesses incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province/territory
    • For-profit
    • Privately owned

For Individuals:
Become An Ecommerce Advisor

Help Eligible Small Businesses Develop An Ecommerce Plans Tailored To Their Needs

Alacrity and GYBO will hire, train, mentor, and support students who are looking to become E-commerce Advisors. Once training is complete, each E-commerce Advisor will be deployed to support different BC Businesses; giving them a chance to practice their skill and gain tangible experience.

  • Be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and your primary residence is in BC
  • Be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment