Boost Your Business Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find out more?

For more information, interested applicants can visit the CDAP website or register for an upcoming webinar to learn more about the program.

How do I know if my business is eligible?

Use the CDAP grant assessment tool to determine if your business is eligible before applying

Can I access the BDC loan if I already have a digital adoption plan?

If your business has an approved digital adoption plan in the last 24 months from one of the programs below, you may be eligible to be fast tracked to the BDC loan:

  • Programme Audit Industrie 4.0 (in French only)
  • Digital Boost 2.0
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency: Digital Acceleration Pilot
  • Prince Edward Island: Digital Acceleration Fund
  • BDC Advisory Services

Who can I hire with the CDAP wage subsidy?

Businesses can access funds to hire eligible youth between the ages of 18-30 and will receive a wage subsidy of up to $7,300.

Once your eligibility and application has been approved by ISED, you’ll have access to the Magnet platform, which you can use to share job opportunities with eligible youth across Canada.

The Magnet platform will also provide access to resources and learning material to help your business grow and scale digitally.

How many youth can I hire?

Eligible businesses can hire one eligible youth when their digital adoption plan is approved.

Can I access funding from both the Grow Your Business Online and Boost Your Business Technology streams of CDAP?

Businesses can apply to both streams providing they meet the eligibility criteria.