The Canadian Premier League (CAN1) was established 6 May 2017 and is Canada's premier football competition. CAN1 expanded to 8 teams for the 2020 season with the addition of Atlético Ottawa At the end of the 2021 CAN1 season, the CAN1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:
- 2022 CONCACAF League:
- 2021 CAN1 champion
Due to COVID-19, the CAN1 regular season was played at IG Field (Winnipeg, Manitoba).
Leagues Pyramid - Canada
|Abbrev||League||# of Teams|
|CAN1||Canadian Premier League||8|
# of Teams
26 Jun 2021 - 16 Nov 2021
19 Nov 2021 - 1 Dec 2021
|10: CAN1 (8)|
During the 2021 CAN1 Regular season, each CAN1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 7 CAN1 teams twice for a total of 28 league matches. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) total wins, (2) goal difference, (3) total goals scored, (4) away goal difference, (5) away goals scored, (6) home goal difference, (7) home goals scored, (8) coin toss or a drawing.
At the end of the 2021 CAN1 season, the the 2nd and 3rd place teams, and the 1st and 4th place teams play in one match semifinals. The winners then play each other in a one match final. If either the semifinal or the final is tied at the end of regular time, two 15 minute extra periods are played. The winner then plays the 1st place team in a one match final. If either the semifinal or the final is tied at the end of regular time, two 15 minute extra periods are played. If the matches are still tied after the extra periods, a penaly shoot-out is held.
Currently the CAN1 does not have relegation. As the Canadian League Pyramid expands, relegation is expected.
|POS||MP||W - D - L||PTS||CPTS||GF||GA||GD||MP||W - D - L||PTS||GF||GA||GD||MP||W - D - L||PTS||GF||GA||GD|
|1||Forge FC||28||16 -2-10||50||-||39||24||15||14||8 -1-5||25||23||12||11||14||8 -1-5||25||16||12||4|
|2||Cavalry FC||28||14 -8-6||50||-||34||30||4||14||6 -5-3||23||15||15||0||14||8 -3-3||27||19||15||4|
|3||Pacific FC||28||13 -6-9||45||-||47||34||13||14||9 -2-3||29||33||18||15||14||4 -4-6||16||14||16||-2|
|4||York United FC||28||8 -12-8||36||-||35||39||-4||14||4 -7-3||19||16||15||1||14||4 -5-5||17||19||24||-5|
|5||Valour FC||28||10 -5-13||35||-||38||36||2||14||7 -3-4||24||20||12||8||14||3 -2-9||11||18||24||-6|
|6||HFX Wanderers FC||28||8 -11-9||35||-||28||34||-6||14||7 -4-3||25||18||13||5||14||1 -7-6||10||10||21||-11|
|7||FC Edmonton||28||6 -10-12||28||-||34||41||-7||14||5 -4-5||19||20||18||2||14||1 -6-7||9||14||23||-9|
|8||Atlético Ottawa||28||6 -8-14||26||-||30||47||-17||14||3 -5-6||14||16||21||-5||14||3 -3-8||12||14||26||-12|