Canada Tier 1

Premier League - 2021 Season

League Guide & Facts


  • The top tier of Canadian football

  • 8 teams

  • Teams play each other 4 times (28 games)

  • 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw

  • Top 4 qualify for second phase

Second Phase

  • Semi Final

  • 1st plays 4th, 2nd plays 3rd

  • Winners meet in Grand Final

Relegation

  • No relegation (closed shop)

Other

  • 7 subs named, maximum 3 used

  • There must be no more than 5 foreign players in the playing 11

  • Under-21 domestic players must play a combined total of 1000 minutes of the 28 matches played. (Born after 01/01/2000) Teams will be fined $10,240 if they fail to meet this threshold.

  • Maximum squad size of 23 players

  • Maximum of 7 foreign players in squad

  • Maximum Squad Salary of $19,750 p/w


Location Of Clubs


Suggested* Additional Nations To Load


Tour North America


*As always this is only a suggestion, the leagues listed are in order of importance, feel free to run as many or as little leagues as you think your system can handle. The setup above gives a nice regional feel.

It is advisable however to run as many top tier leagues of major nations as you can to keep the continental club competitions competitive


Media Prediction, Board Expectations and Title Odds


*Your odds and board expectations may vary slightly from save to save


Football Manager 2022 - Canadian Premier League

Club Culture


No specific club culture for any of the Canadian Premier League sides except Cavalry who like to Sign Players Under 23 For The First Team


Football Manager 2022 - Canadian Premier League

Facilities

Facilities Explained

Training Facilities

The better the training facilities the more chance (already visible) players will develop.

Here are the facilities ranking from worst to best -

  • Poor

  • Basic

  • Below Average

  • Adequate

  • Average

  • Good

  • Great

  • Excellent

  • Superb

  • State of the Art


Youth Facilities

The training facilities available for Juniors (only).

Does NOT apply to visible players already at the club. All visible players currently at the club use Training Facilities regardless of age.

In theory the better these facilities the greater your players will be developed on the day of intake. But there are a lot of factors at play.

Here are the facilities ranking from worst to best -

  • Poor

  • Basic

  • Below Average

  • Adequate

  • Average

  • Good

  • Great

  • Excellent

  • Superb

  • State of the Art


Junior Coaching

The quality and quantity of unseen youth coaches that affects the quality of players in your youth intake

Junior coaching is ranked as follows from worst to best -

  • Basic

  • Fairly Basic

  • Average

  • Adequate

  • Good

  • Excellent

  • Exceptional


Youth Recruitment

This determines how large a pool of players your team can recruit from. It is the size of your recruitment network. It increases your chances of getting the best young players from your area, nation and beyond.

Some clubs of course will have no youth recruitment at all, which means no youth intakes.

Recruitment is ranked as follows from worst to best -

  • Limited

  • Basic

  • Fairly Basic

  • Average

  • Adequate

  • Good

  • Excellent

  • Exceptional



Athletico Ottowa

Cavalry FC

FC Edmonton


Forge FC

HFX Wanderers FC

Pacific FC


Valour FC

York United FC