During the pandemic, we did more business online than ever. As the digital economy grows, we have to make sure that Canadian businesses are poised to compete and win. That’s why we have a plan to help almost 160,000 small and medium-sized businesses adopt new technologies and digitize their offerings. And we’ll create jobs for almost 30,000 young people in the process.
We will move forward with our plan to implement the Canada Digital Adoption Program which will:
- Give microgrants of up to $2,400 to smaller Main Street businesses so they can afford the costs of new technology.
- Create training and work opportunities for as many as 28,000 young people so they can assist small and medium-sized businesses in adopting new technology.
- Offer zero-interest loans to small and medium-sized businesses so they can finance larger technology adoption projects.