CDAP Grow Your Business Online: Quick Guide for Entrepreneurs


The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) provides businesses with financing, tools and resources to adopt e-commerce platforms and implement digital transformation plans.

The Grow Your Business Online grant will provide micro-grants of up to $2,400 to small businesses to help with the costs related to adopting digital technologies.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a micro-grant of up to $2,400.
Hardware and accompanying software must be up to 20% of total grant amount.

When It Ends:

Accepting applications


Rolling deadline


The applicants must be 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 (other than the owner) OR has had at least $30,000 in annual revenue in the most recent tax year;
  • 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.

Ineligible small businesses:

  • Corporate chains, franchises or registered charities;
  • Representatives of multi-level marketing companies;
  • Real estate brokerages;
  • Businesses that engage in online reselling or drop-shipping businesses reliant on third-party suppliers;
  • Wholesale or distribution businesses and manufacturers (unless their business model includes direct sales to the end consumer).

Applications Steps:

The applicants must go through the following 4 steps:

Indigenous businesses can apply through the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business or through their local service provider.

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