Frequently Asked Questions
• When will the 2021 Facts, Figures and Records Book and CFL Rule Book become available?
• How can I play in the CFL / Where can I tryout for the CFL?
• When will the 2021 US Broadcast Schedule become available?
• How do I request a donation from the CFL?
• I have a CFL product I would like to sell, where can I find out licensing information?
• Where can I purchase tickets to CFL games?
• Where can I find information on past CFL Players, Statistics and Rosters, and CFL History?
• How do I apply for a job with the CFL?
• What is the CFL Playoff Format?
• How does the National (Formerly Non-Import) Player rule work?
• How can I purchase CFL Apparel?
• How do I become an On-Field Official?
• Who can I contact about a corporate sponsorship opportunity with the CFL?
1. WHEN WILL THE 2021 FACTS, FIGURES AND RECORDS GUIDE AND CFL RULE BOOK BECOME AVAILABLE?
Digital copies of the 2021 Facts, Figures and Records Guide are now available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
2. HOW CAN I PLAY IN THE CFL / WHERE CAN I TRYOUT FOR THE CFL?
The CFL does not hold general tryout camps. Our teams travel across North America on scouting trips as they see fit. Please visit CFL.ca/tryouts to find out where they will be holding their next free agent workout.
3. WHEN WILL THE 2021 US BROADCAST SCHEDULE BECOME AVAILABLE?
All American broadcast information for the 2021 season is available on CFL.ca
4. HOW DO I REQUEST SPONSORSHIP OR A DONATION FROM THE CFL?
Please note that we do not accept sponsorship or donation requests online. For all donation requests or auction items please send a detailed letter to:
THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Attention: Donation and Sponsorship Request
50 Wellington Street East – 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5E 1C8
5. I HAVE A CFL PRODUCT I WOULD LIKE TO SELL, WHERE CAN I FIND OUT LICENSING INFORMATION?
For all CFL licensing inquiries please visit here.
6. HOW CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS TO CFL GAMES?
Season Seats, Flex and Multi-game ticket packages are available now and can be purchased by visiting our tickets page. Select your team link to buy online or call your team ticket offices at the numbers provided.
To receive access to ticket pre-sales, along with the latest, up-to-date news, contests and more, delivered to your inbox, sign up for CFL Field Pass today!
7. WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ON PAST CFL PLAYERS, STATISTICS AND ROSTERS, AND CFL HISTORY IN GENERAL?
Unfortunately we do not store a great deal of this type of information at the League office. However, information can be found via the Canadian Football Hall of Fame website. More detailed inquiries of should be forwarded to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in Hamilton, Ontario.
8. HOW DO I APPLY FOR A JOB WITH THE CFL?
Current job postings can be found on the Careers page. Please note, all CFL clubs employ staff independently of the League office; therefore, club-related employment inquiries should be forwarded to the club directly.
9. WHAT IS THE CFL PLAYOFF FORMAT?
The top team from each division automatically makes it to the Division Championships. Then, the second-place teams in each division host a Division Semi-Final game against the third-place team in their division. However, a situation may occur whereby the fourth-place team from one division has more points (not tied) than the third-place team from the opposite division. In this case, the fourth-place team would crossover into the opposite division and compete against the second-place team of that division.
Please note that at the end of the regular season the second-place team in a given division will always host a Division Semi-Final, regardless of the number of total points a team who crosses over may accumulate.
10. HOW DOES THE NATIONAL (FORMERLY NON-IMPORT) PLAYER RULE WORK?
The following Players shall be classified as National Players (formerly non-import):
(a) Canadian citizens at the time of signing of the Player’s first contract;
(b) A Player classified as a non-import prior to May 31st, 2014; OR
(c) A Player who was physically resident in Canada for an aggregate period of five (5) years prior to attaining the age of eighteen (18) years.
A Player is classified as an International Player (formerly import) if the Player is one other than one referred to in the definition of a National Player (formerly non-import).
11. HOW CAN I PURCHASE CFL APPAREL?
For online purchases, please visit the individual nine team shops to buy CFL Apparel. We are in the midst of upgrading our services on CFLShop.ca, however, we will sell exclusive CFL league-specific merchandise there in the meantime.
12. HOW DO I BECOME AN ON-FIELD OFFICIAL?
The CFL draws most of its officiating staff from the ranks of USPORTS officials. All CFL officials started at the amateur level, officiating club team games or high school football. Each official worked their way up through a local association, moving progressively to working at higher levels of football.
There is a huge need for officials at the grassroots level. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to Laurence Pontbriand, Coordinator, Football Operations at email@example.com. Please include the city and province you live in and you will be directed to someone in that locale.
You can also find more information on the Canadian Football Officials Association website.
13. Who can I contact about a corporate sponsorship opportunity with the CFL?
Please visit here for more information regarding corporate sponsorship.