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Canada Digital Adoption Program

As part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program, the Government of Canada and Small Business BC have partnered with Digital Main Street to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant to small businesses across the country.

Eligible businesses will receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting e-commerce and be supported by a network of e-commerce advisors.

If you have any questions about the Grow Your Business Online, please contact us.

We are currently putting in place the final touches on the program – in the meantime, start your application process by providing us your name and contact information, and we will follow-up with you directly.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Thank you so much for subscribing! We’re putting the final touches on the Grow Your Business Online grant program and will send you program details shortly. We have your contact information and you’ll be the first to know when applications officially open. We appreciate your patience!


The Canada Digital Adoption Program has two funding streams:

Grow Your Business Online supports the adoption of digital technologies to enable businesses to serve existing customers more effectively and to attract new customers in the digital marketplace. Eligible businesses can receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 and will be supported by a network of e-commerce advisors. This grant is for small businesses with at least one employee.

Small Business BC is administering the Grow Your Business Online program in partnership with Digital Main Street.

Boost Your Business Technology offers support to Canadian-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to adopt new digital technologies. Eligible businesses must have at least $500,000 in annual revenue in one of the past three tax years.

Learn more about the Canada Digital Adoption Program here.


Applications can only be submitted by a small business that meets all of the following criteria:

  • Is a for-profit business (including for-profit social enterprises and co-operatives)
  • Is a registered or incorporated business
  • Is a consumer-facing business
  • Can be accessed by consumers or provides in-person services to consumers
  • Has at least one employee
  • Must commit to maintaining digital adoption strategy for six months after participation in the program
  • Must consent to participating in follow-up surveys, sharing information with the Government of Canada (ISED and Statistics Canada), and having the name of the business published as a recipient of funding.

The following types of small businesses are ineligible:

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

The goal of the grant is to enable businesses to serve existing customers more effectively and to attract new customers in the digital marketplace. Eligible costs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Costs related to the implementation of a digital e-commerce plan (e.g. online reservation/booking tools, online ordering systems, electronic payments)
  • Costs related to website search optimization
  • Costs related to the installation of an e-commerce platform (including subscription fees/costs)
  • Costs of back-office solutions to support an e-commerce strategy
  • Costs of social media advertising
  • Costs related to the creation of customer databases

Ineligible costs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Costs of connectivity
  • Costs related to the shipping of goods purchased through the e-commerce platform

E-commerce Advisors will have the opportunity to work with local small businesses to assess their digital needs and help them develop their e-commerce strategies and deploy new digital technologies.

The opportunity for training and work placements for E-commerce Advisors will be available to students and recent graduates. Please sign-up for program updates through Small Business BC (via the above form) and we’ll provide further details when applications open.


We respectfully acknowledge our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and that we serve the Peoples of the many Nations throughout British Columbia.