Learn how to become a CDAP Digital Advisor

CDAP Advisors play a crucial role in guiding Canadian businesses towards growth and innovation through the Canada Digital Adoption Program grant and BDC.

Become a CDAP Digital Advisor

Accredited or approved CDAP Digital Advisors offer strategic vendor-neutral advice, adhere to CDAP’s Code of Conduct, and work closely with Canadian businesses (SMEs) to create digital adoption plans tailored to their specific goals and need.

What does a CDAP Advisor do?

Strategic Digital Adoption Plan

Approved CDAP Advisors work closely with SMEs to develop a digital adoption plans and strategic execution roadmap tailored to the needs of the client. CDAP digital adoption plans (DAPs) are designed to deliver the 'blue print' for businesses to implement and realize the value; whether its grow revenue, lower operating cost and/or enhance customer experience through technology or solution adoption. All CDAP Advisors DAP's meet the minimum requirements from ISED for a CDAP digital adoption plan.

Vendor-Neutral Advice

As a CDAP Advisor you provide vendor neutral advice to Canadian businesses. The advice given through the digital adoption plan and its technology or solution evaluation and assessment is unbiased and based solely on what’s best fit the SME business. This leads to better outcomes and higher satisfaction, and includes addressing people and process beyond technology to help ensure Clients success in the adoption of new digital solutions or capabilities.

Code of Conduct

CDAP Advisors are required to adhere to CDAP’s Code of Conduct. This ensures that the advisor maintain a high standard of professionalism and ethical behaviour when working with SMEs. As a result, SMEs can trust that they are receiving quality advice and support, and that their interests are being prioritized.

Register to Learn More

Complete the following form to learn more and the steps how to become a CDAP Advisor, and how you support your clients or businesses who are eligible for the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) grant or BDC interest-free loan.  

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What service areas can a CDAP Advisor support?

Approved CDAP Advisors range in experience and expertise. Advisors offer services to SME’s in their area of expertise, which may include the following, and more.

  • Digital Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Inventory Management
  • Sales Technology; CRM’s and sales technologies
  • Marketing Technologies 
  • Project Management
  • Process Automation
  • Social Media 
  • Marketing Automation
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bespoke technology solutions
  • And more…
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Program Status

The application process for CDAP Advisors in Stream 2: Boost your business technology closed as of June, 2023. ISED is not accepting new applications at this time. However, there are opportunities to still learn more how to become an Advisor if/when CDAP re-opens applications this year, or other ways you can participate.

Next steps: Consultants, agencies or advisors who wish to participate in the CDAP program to support their own clients or new opportunities can explore subcontractor opportunities with approved CDAP Advisor. Details on contractor positions to other ways to support your clients can be discussed with the Advisor.  Contact us today to learn more.

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