Canadian Premier League
FIFA Region
CONCACAF
Season
2021
Location
Canada
Abbreviation
CAN1

Summary

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:

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

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular
26 Jun 2021 - 16 Nov 2021
Playoffs
19 Nov 2021 - 1 Dec 2021
 10: CAN1 (8)

Season Format

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.

Playoffs

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.

Relegation

Currently the CAN1 does not have relegation. As the Canadian League Pyramid expands, relegation is expected.


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Championship Final

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sun - 5 Dec 2021
 Forge FC   Pacific FCTim Hortons Field

Semifinal

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 20 Nov 2021
 Cavalry FC 12 Pacific FCATCO Field
Sun - 21 Nov 2021
 Forge FC 31 York United FCTim Hortons Field

Regular Season

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Forge FC 2816 -2-1050-392415148 -1-525231211148 -1-52516124
2Cavalry FC 2814 -8-650-34304146 -5-32315150148 -3-32719154
3Pacific FC 2813 -6-945-473413149 -2-329331815144 -4-6161416-2
4York United FC 288 -12-836-3539-4144 -7-31916151144 -5-5171924-5
5Valour FC 2810 -5-1335-38362147 -3-42420128143 -2-9111824-6
6HFX Wanderers FC 288 -11-935-2834-6147 -4-32518135141 -7-6101021-11
7FC Edmonton 286 -10-1228-3441-7145 -4-51920182141 -6-791423-9
8Atlético Ottawa 286 -8-1426-3047-17143 -5-6141621-5143 -3-8121426-12
Final 4

Results

Tue - 16 Nov 2021
 Forge FC 01 Cavalry FCTim Hortons Field
Sat - 13 Nov 2021
 FC Edmonton 10 Forge FCClarke Stadium
Tue - 9 Nov 2021
 York United FC 13 Forge FCYork Lions Stadium
Sun - 7 Nov 2021
 Cavalry FC 10 Pacific FCATCO Field
 HFX Wanderers FC 11 Atlético OttawaWanderers Grounds
Sat - 6 Nov 2021
 FC Edmonton 33 Valour FCClarke Stadium
 York United FC 12 Forge FCYork Lions Stadium
Sat - 30 Oct 2021
 Pacific FC 12 York United FCStarlight Stadium
 Cavalry FC 24 Valour FCATCO Field
 Forge FC 41 HFX Wanderers FCTim Hortons Field
Tue - 26 Oct 2021
 Pacific FC 51 FC EdmontonStarlight Stadium
Sun - 24 Oct 2021
 Atlético Ottawa 11 York United FCTD Place Stadium
Sat - 23 Oct 2021
 HFX Wanderers FC 00 Forge FCWanderers Grounds
Thu - 21 Oct 2021
 Cavalry FC 21 Pacific FCATCO Field
Wed - 20 Oct 2021
 Atlético Ottawa 20 Valour FCTD Place Stadium
Sun - 17 Oct 2021
 York United FC 11 FC EdmontonYork Lions Stadium
Sat - 16 Oct 2021
 Pacific FC 32 Valour FCStarlight Stadium
 Forge FC 20 Atlético OttawaTim Hortons Field