Give your Business Technology a boost

Improve your systems & operations with a $15,000 grant + $100,000 loan from the BDC

We work with businesses from Vancouver to Toronto and across Canada


Partnering with the Canada Federal Government to give Small Businesses an Edge

Chops Consulting Ltd. is a federally-approved Digital Advisor.

Canada Digital Adoption Program

With technology changing so fast, small and medium sized businesses often have unmet tech needs, which they don't have the budget or expertise to address. CDAP is one of  the leading Government of Canada business grants.

As a certified CDAP Digital Advisor through the Boost Your Business Technology stream of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), we are able to support your Canadian businesses in getting:

  • $15,000 grants for developing Digital Adoption Plans
  • $100,000 interest-free loans through the BDC
  • Funded work placements of recent graduates ($7,300 wage subsidy)

Your digital expert team

Business Strategy

We take a comprehensive look at your business operations, current software, and future goals to determine what technology will help you reach them, and support the firm you have not just now, but in 2-5-10 years. 

Digital Plan Execution

We do all the heavy lifting of bringing your operational goals to fruition. With your input on what features, data and functionality you need, we handle all the techy (and time consuming) set up, conversion and training so you get to show up and enjoy your shiny new systems.

Application & Program Support

Wondering if you're eligible, what this program even covers, or where to start? You're not alone! We take the confusion out of the entire CDAP program and guide you every step of the way as your Canada Digital Adoption Program navigators. 

Ongoing Support

It's only natural as you start using a new program (or as your business needs change and grow) that you'll need updates, tweaks, or additional training. We are available long after the main project ends to continue to help wherever your business needs an additional lift.

The Process

1. Application + Digital Needs Assessment

The first step is to apply for the program and fill out a short quiz to determine your digital maturity. You will be approved within 5-10 business days and have access to a list of Digital Advisors (including us) to guide you through this program. Let us help you take the stress out of your Canada Digital Adoption Program application.

2. Digital Adoption Plan

This is where we come in. Through a series of interviews reviewing your current technology, barriers you're facing, and goals for growth, we'll go through our Tech & Systems Audit which will give you a complete report on your business, our recommendations, and a roadmap to implementing them.

3. Implementation

Once we have identified your firm's needs, priorities, and made our plan, it's time to put it into action and start the tech conversion. We handle the set up end to end, coordinate with any technology vendors, and even provide training and processes to your team so you're not stuck with software you're completely clueless on using. We'll also stick around for future support and tweaks as you use it and discover what features or additional functionality you need.

4. BDC Zero Interest Loan + Work Placements

Once you've submitted your Digital Adoption Plan to ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) you may choose to apply to one or both of these programs.

Provincial Grow Your Business Online Grant

Many provinces including BC, AB and ON have partnered with the federal government to offer the Grow Your Business Online Grant. This is great for small businesses who do not qualify for the federal CDAP, or businesses who want to apply for both and get more grant money.

    • $2,400 for implementation
    • No digital adoption plan required
    • Can be stacked with the Canada Digital Adoption Program for a total of $17,400 in grants.
    • Easy criteria for any business to access
      • $30k in annual revenue *or* at least one employee

Want to grab this $2,400 for your business? Contact Us to get started.

Technology isn't like fashion - your old systems aren't coming back in style.

The longer you delay updating your old systems, the further you're falling behind, and the bigger the future fix becomes. The good news is, we're here to make it as painless! With the government contributing $15k to your solution, exploring your options is basically risk-free.

Whether you are interested in pursuing this program or want to explore our other services, we're happy to chat! Shoot an email to, or click below to book a time to meet directly.

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Ready to get started? 

Fill out our quick intake form to see if your business qualifies, and to get the ball rolling.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I have to pay out of pocket?

The federal government covers 90% of the costs, up to a $15k grant for the Digital Adoption Plan. So for example, for a $5,000 digital package it would cost you only $500. A $10,000 package would cost you $1,000. The maximum grant for a $16,500 package would cost $1,650.

As part of our intake we will work with you to determine your needs, and to come up with a package depending on your goals, business size, and of course budget. Given the government pays  90% of the cost, we typically recommend businesses take as much advantage of that as possible.

How do I receive the grant?

The government pays the grant money directly to you within 30 days of your submission of your Digital Adoption Plan and your detailed invoice from us (including proof of payment). We typically charge 50% up front, and 50% upon delivery of the Digital Adoption Plan.

Does the grant cover implementation as well as the plan?

Technically speaking, the grant covers solely the Digital Adoption Plan itself, and the zero-interest BDC loan is intended to for the implementation of the plan. However, the comprehensive initial process covers a significant amount of the discovery and planning required for implementation so a lot of the "heavy lifting" is already done when you're ready to move to phase 2. 

What sort of technology innovations does this program cover?

Knowing that tech needs vary incredibly by industry and size of business, the government has intentionally left this program open-ended in terms of what sort of technology it can cover. Some examples may include:

  • Document management software + cloud drives
  • Project management software to organize clients or projects, and keep team members on track with tasks and deadlines.
    • This often includes time tracking software if you’re paying or billing on an hourly basis.
  • Cloud accounting software
  • Online booking systems
  • CRM (customer relationship management) software
  • Team communication/chat software
  • Social publishing tools
  • Business integrations and automations
  • Industry-unique productivity software
  • Cybersecurity

Our business success roadmap also includes a SWOT analysis of all of your business systems, recommendations for improving use and efficiency of your current software, as well as process & workflow mapping.

The BDC loan is also intended to cover:
  • Acquiring IT equipment
  • Installation of new technologies
  • Updating and/or expanding IT equipment
  • Training staff on onboarded technologies
  • Materials and support services directly related to onboarding the technology
  • Further advisory services on particular aspects of the digital adoption plan

What businesses qualify for CDAP?

There are four main criteria for the Boost Your Business Technology stream of the Canada Digital Adoption Program:

  1. Incorporated at the national or provincial level; or be a Canadian resident sole proprietor.
  2. Privately-owned for-profit entity
  3. Maximum 499 full time equivalent employees
  4. At least $500,000 and not more than $100 million in revenue in one (1) of the past three (3) tax years.

For the BDC Loan portion, businesses with revenues between $500,000 and $5,000,000 are eligible for a loan of up to $50,000. Businesses with revenue of above $5 million are eligible for loans up to $100,000. These have a 5 year term with 0% interest