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Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program


The Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program is a guide for club development both on and off the field. As a customized program for the unique Canadian landscape, it is designed to take high standards to best principles. The program will enhance the participants' environment and experience, and contribute to improving the overall soccer system in this country. 

In order to express your interest, complete the online form and submit your Letter of Commitment. Before doing so, we encourage you to connect with your District Organization regarding your current standing. A letter is not required as Ontario Soccer will source this directly from each District for all applying clubs.

Canada Soccer's Club Licensing Program is made up of four categories developed to be an inclusive, principles-based approach to overall systems improvement across the country.

For youth clubs in Canada there are four levels:

Click on any of the four above listed program titles to see the detailed criteria associated with the level they represent.

Please note that above does not apply for professional clubs. Those clubs work to achieve a Canada Soccer National Club Licence which is granted to organizations who meet the minimum requirements set by Canada Soccer in partnership with FIFA and CONCACAF as determined to meet the standards to play in international competition such as the CONCACAF Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup™.

Application Process

If your Organization is interested in applying for the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program, CONNECT with us by completing the appropriate application form, based on your District, found in the table below.


As part of your application process, your club will need to submit contact information for the leadership team as well as a Letter of Commitment on official club letterhead. 

Once processed and approved, each club will complete a Confidentiality Agreement before proceeding to access the Club Licensing System (CLS).  All documentation, web links and other supporting evidence is submitted to this platform online.

District and Ontario Soccer staff will review and approve submissions or provide feedback for improving specific criteria.

Successful recipient clubs are announced quarterly by both Canada Soccer and Ontario Soccer.

Contact Us

Prior to applying, we ask submitting staff to review all information found on this page. Still have questions about the Club Licensing Program? Contact Alex Di Noia via email at

The Canada Soccer Club Licensing System

For all applicants who submitted their Letter of Intent via the JotForm link will be contacted once a Letter of Good Standing has been sourced by Ontario Soccer directly with each District. 

Once received,  an email with a link to the application portal will be sent out to the email address provided. Please check your inbox/junk/spam folder for an email with this application link. follow the instructions on how to create a profile and review the platform well ahead of the submission deadline.

Alex Di Noia

Senior Coordinator, OPDL & Club Development

Phone: 905-264-9390 ext. 243

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