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Regular Season:

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Format:

10 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 18 games each, over 18 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. total goal difference; 5. total goals scored.



Qualification for the Final Stages:

1-8 place: qualify for the Final Stages



Relegation from the league:

no established promotion/relegation system



Promotion to the league:

no established promotion/relegation system





Final Stages:

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Format:

8 teams from the Regular Season contest the Canadian Soccer League champion in a knockout format.



Quarter-finals:

Teams are paired according to their Regular Season standings:

1st vs 8th;

2nd vs 7th;

3rd vs 6th;

4th vs 5th;

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The higher placed teams from the Regular Season are hosts.



Semi-finals:

Teams are paired according to their Regular Season standings:

best placed vs 4th best placed;

2nd best placed vs 3rd best placed.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The higher placed teams from the Regular Season are hosts.



Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming Canadian Soccer League champion.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The match is played at a neutral venue.