Get Started

Get Started

Let us help you get funded today!

1. Register with ISED

Get started on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) website. Book a time with us to walk through the registration process.


2. We work with you to build the plan

Next, work with Wingman to assess your current situation, compile your goals, and create your customized Digital Adoption Plan. We walk you through the entire process from beginning to submission.

3. The CDAP digital advisory grant is used to compensate us for the unique and customized development of your digital plan​

Then, you submit the plan and all invoices to ISED for approval and receive up to $15,000 to cover all associated advisory fees.

4. Get funded!

With your plan approved and grant reimbursed, use the same CDAP portal to access:

  • your 0% interest 5-year loan of up to $100,000 through BDC; and
  • your $7,300 wage subsidy

You have your ideas, your DAP plan and now will have access to funds and staffing to get it done in the fun stage of implementation!

5. Implement your digital adoption plan

Work with Wingman to implement your unique plan.

Whether your plan includes recommendations for:

  • an improved productivity through ERPs or CRMs
  • or a digital marketing strategy to generate better leads
  • or an integrated inventory and POS system
  • or anything else that allows you to do more with less

… Wingman is here to work with you in implementation of your solution.

Want More Information?

Contact a Wingman Digital Advisor to help you learn more.


600 Crowfoot Cres NW, Suite 340
Calgary, AB T3G 0B4


Local: (825) 824-WING
Toll free: (844) 824-WING
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Still need more clarification before you begin? Here’s the most common questions we get asked about the CDAP grant as well as the process involved in helping your business. 

Yes. Wingman Digital Advisory received certification as an approved CDAP Digital Advisor on March 11th, 2022 from the Canada Digital Adoption Program, as a part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada. to work with SMEs under the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) Stream 2: Boost your Business Technology Grant program. 

Once you’ve qualified for the CDAP, total flight time for the assessment process and the creation of your specific Digital Adoption Plan is about 6 to 8 weeks.  

As the business owner, you should be prepared to invest 10 – 12 hours of your time during the assessment portion of the process. Your commitment to attend meetings, participate in the conversations, and share your operating realities are key to ensuring the plan is aligned with your business objectives.

Wingman’s fee to develop the Digital Adoption plan is $15,000. 50% is due at the start of the project.   

Once the CDAP is finalized, submitted and approved, you will receive your funding for up to 90% of the total cost. The remaining 50% is due once your funding has been received.  

Wingman’s average turnaround time from submission to client’s receiving funding is 3-10 business days.

We will provide you with a scheduled topic plan for the assessment meetings outlining what areas of the business will be covered at each meeting. Prior to those calls, you can determine which key members in your business should be available for each call. For example, when we discuss finances, most clients find value in having their CFO or Accounting lead present.  

Absolutely! While you can have your plan implemented by any vendor you choose, by the time you have completed your plan with us, we will have an intimate awareness of the needs of your business. Having already formed a deep understanding of your transformation needs, engaging our creative team will make for a seamless transition from planning to execution. 

Final DAP plans must be submitted by the SME’s (that’s you!). But don’t worry – your Wingman crew will talk you through the quick and easy process to submit the final adoption plan through your online CRA Business account.

Yes, businesses can qualify for both as long as they meet the requirements of the individual grants.  

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria listed above. Your businesses must also all be individually registered, i.e. have a unique business number. However, you must submit a separate application for each business.

When CDAP was launched in March 2022, it was scheduled to support SMEs for 4 years. However, all grants are first come, first served and can be changed or removed at any time. We recommend getting started as soon as possible!

The following types of small businesses are ineligible: 

  • Corporate chains, franchises or registered charities 
  • Representatives of multi-level marketing companies 
  • Real estate brokerages 
  • Non-profit organizations 

Applicants will be asked to supply the following documents: 

  1. Proof of business registration (i.e.. incorporation or registration documents, business/operating license, etc.) 
  2. Confirmation provided by CRA of sales tax (GST/HST) registration OR confirmation provided by CRA of recent sales tax (GST/HST) filing (within the last 12 months). 
  3. Proof of an employee (payroll run or pay stub within the last four weeks) 

You will have 6 months from the time you receive your personalized link from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to BDC to complete your loan application. If you exceed this timeframe, you will be ineligible for the loan.

Zero-interest loan of up to $100,000 with a 5-year term + 12 months capital postponement (total of 6 years). CDAP is a four-year program, so you can apply for the program until 2026. 

The amount of the loan is determined by the size of your business. If your annual gross revenues are: 

  •  between $500,000 and below $5M you can request a loan of between $25,000 and $50,000 
  • $5M and more, you can request a loan between $25,000 and $100,000 


The loan must be used solely for the implementation of a digital adoption plan that is recognized by the CDAP Boost Your Business Technology stream. 

Please note that although the loan request is being made under CDAP, applicants must meet CDAP eligibility criteria and BDC creditworthiness requirements to receive a loan offer.   

You can create your digital adoption plan, receive the grant that covers up to 90% of advisory services and then decide against the zero-interest loan. Participating in the digital plan portion of CDAP does not oblige you to apply for a loan. If you move forward to implement your plan, you can also source the required funds from your own cash flow or from your regular financial institutions. 

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