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Our role

Opexcellence is one of Canada Digital Adoption Program's (CDAP) network of Approved Digital Transformation Partners. We can help digitize your business and achieve your strategic goals. We provide the tools and knowledge to support your digital adoption initiatives in a hands-on approach.

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Program overview

What is CDAP and what it's for?

Is your company facing digital challenges? This program is to support businesses like yours.
The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is a government-funded grant to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) access the tools and advice they need to grow their business online.
With the proper guidance and Canada Digital Adoption Program eligibility, SMEs can level the playing field of digital marketing and stay relevant in an ever-changing global economy. The program includes the following 2 streams:
Give your e-commerce presence a boost!

Grow Your Business Online Grant

Get up to $2,400 in funding to set up e-commerce, serving existing customers more effectively and attract new customers.
Modernize your business software today!
Currently closed

Boost Your Business Technology Grant

Get up to $15,000 in funding to build your digital plan, followed by a 0% loan of up to $100,000 to implement it.
Program benefits

Why should you apply for CDAP?

CDPA emerges as a beacon of opportunity in the digital transformation landscape. But why exactly should your business apply for CDAP?
In a digital-first world, Canadians have changed the way they do business. To remain competitive and grow, SMEs need to adopt new digital tools. Applying for CDAP isn’t just about accessing funds; it's about embracing a journey toward digital excellence.
The expert advice that is generated from your CDAP grant can help you understand your unique business needs and crafting a digital experience that resonates with your target audience. As your CDAP guide, Opexcellence can help facilitate your digital success through:
Steam 1

Grow Your Business Online Grant

Receive a micro-grant worth up to $2,400 to help get your business online, give your e-commerce presence a boost, or digitalize business operations.
Up to $2,400
The grant can help you
  • get a new digital workspace

  • adopt an e-commerce platform

  • develop a new e-commerce portal

  • adopt and install a CRM to track sales, marketing to customers, offer discounts, maintain a loyalty program

  • implementation or improvement of an existing digital e-commerce platform such as install/enhance new e-commerce plugins or features

  • develop a new company website

  • add functionality to your existing site such as online reservation/booking tools, online ordering systems, electronic payments

  • develop or enhance website search optimization (SEO)

  • increase cybersecurity including activities to secure network and privacy of customer data

  • get new digital marketing strategies and execution

  • adopt and install an ERP to track accounting and manage inventory

You are eligible to apply if your business
  • is Canadian registered or incorporated business

  • is for-profit, consumer-facing, brick and mortar and/or online business

  • had at least $30,000 in annual revenue in the most recent tax year OR has at least one employee (other than the owner)

  • commits to maintaining a digital adoption strategy for six months

  • agrees to participate in follow-up surveys, share experience data, and have its name published as a grant recipient

Application process
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Costs covered

How can you use your $2,400 grant?

Eligible costs are those that relate to the implementation of e-commerce solutions or the net new cost for improving an existing e-commerce plan, which include:

Get a new digital workspace

To elevate your work experience, get a new digital workspace. Unlock enhanced collaboration, productivity, and innovation tailored to your needs.

Get a new e-commerce site

To develop a new e-commerce website or add functionality to your existing site (e.g. online booking tools, online ordering systems, and e-payment).

Get a new set of software

To pay up to 20% of the total cost of back office hardware or software solutions which directly support e-commerce implementation up to a maximum of $480.

Get better cybersecurity

To pay the cost cybersecurity software (e.g., Norton, McAfee, Panda, etc.) to protect customer data; to get cybersecurity assessment, planning, and implementation.

Get a new CRM system

To track and manage your sales,marketing to customers, offer discounts, maintain a loyalty program; to design and implement business ERP and CRM.

Get greater customer engagement

To enhance digital engagement, implement strategies for an elevated online presence and interaction, boosting reach and satisfaction with our tailored solutions.

Get a new digital marketing strategy

To revitalize your marketing approach and get a new digital strategy. Unlock innovative methods tailored to your brand, driving enhanced reach and engagement.

Enhance website search optimization (SEO)

To elevate your online presence and captivate your audience, boosting visibility, engagement, and overall success for your brand.
Steam 2

Boost Your Business Technology Grant

Get up to $15,000 in funding to build your digital plan, followed by a 0% loan of up to $100,000 to implement it.
Applications for this grant are currently closed

Applications for Stream 1: Grow Your Business Online are sill OPEN, let's get in touch and get your business online!

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Up to $15,000


Get up to 90% of costs for retaining the services of a digital advisor and developing a Digital Adoption Plan, to a maximum of $15,000.

Up to $100,000


Get a 0% interest loan of up to $100,000 from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to facilitate the acquisition of new technology.

Up to $7,300

Wage subsidy

Receive a wage subsidy of up to $7,300 to hire a skilled youth to implement the technologies that can propel your business forward.

The grant can help you

  • adopt digital business enabling solutions

  • reduce overhead costs

  • speed up transactions

  • respond to clients more quickly

  • manage inventory more efficiently

  • improve supply chain logistics

You are eligible if

  • you're an owner or director (or are authorized by the director)

  • your business is Canadian-owned

  • is for-profit and has 1 to 499 employees

  • has had at least $500,000 in annual revenue in 1 of the last 3 years

Application process

  • Step 1: Create your account

  • Step 2: Confirm your eligibility

  • Step 3: Work with a digital advisor to develop your digital adoption plan

  • Step 4: Submit your claim to receive your grant payment

What we offer

We are here to help

We can help you accelerate your digital transformation and adoption journey by engaging our experienced practitioners who apply industry best practices.

Assess your grant eligibility

Review the funding criteria with a qualified advisor to determine whether you qualify, and which stream would be best for your business.

Support your grant application

Complete your application with the help of an Opexcellence grant application coordinator who can help maximize your funding and the likelihood of approval.

Conduct business needs analysis

Review your business operations, current state of tech infrastructure, and strategy to identify where you can benefit from digital transformation in a prioritized approach.

Review solution options

Find business-solution platforms and capabilities that will fits your budget and business objectives and create a cost / benefit analysis of your top opportunities.

Solution design & implementation

Design a comprehensive digital strategy with steps, timelines, and resources to achieve your near- and long-term transformation objectives.

Review solution impact

Conduct a post-implementation review to evaluate the project results, measure the impact of the digital solutions, and suggest any further improvements or enhancements.
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Ready to uncover your digital potential?

Find a time on our calendar that best suits you! On this call, we will uncover your current business situation and goals, and provide you with a bespoke solution that helps you address your business challenges, and identify your potential digital growth direction.