Players must be born in Canada, hold a Canadian passport, and/or play at a Canadian high school or prep school program
Players must be registered at a high school institution and eligible to compete in their high school or prep school league
Players must be classified as a senior, in their 4th or 5th year of high school
STEP 1 – NOMINEES
Selection Committee Members meet weekly with Selection Committee Chair to build a Nominees List which will contain all the names on the ballot for the first round of voting. The list is compiled onto a ballot and is sent to Committee Members. The full Nominees List will be announced publicly with anonymity of whom nominated each player.
STEP 2 – TOP 50 VOTING
From the Nominees List, Committee Members submit whom they believe to be the Top 50 players, regardless of graduation class or position. Submissions are tabulated to create a list of 50 players that received the highest number of initial votes.
Note: all players tied for the 50th spot are included in the Top 50, therefore this list may contain more than 50 players.
STEP 3 – TOP 36 VOTING
From the Top 50 List, Committee Members submit whom they believe to be the Top 36 players. Submissions are tabulated to create a list of 36 players that received the highest number of votes.
Note: all players tied for the 36th spot are included in the Top 36, therefore this list may contain more than 36 players.
STEP 4 – TOP 24 VOTING
The Top 36 List is then placed in the Top 24 Ballot and sent to Committee Members for the final vote.
Votes are tabulated and the 24 Player All Canadian Roster is created.
TIE BREAK PROCEDURES
TOP 50 & TOP 36 LIST
All players tied for the Top 50 and Top 36 are included in the Top 50 and Top 36 Lists; therefore no tie break procedure is necessary.
If 2 or more players receive the same number of votes, the following steps will be taken to determine the player selected:
Selection Committee vote by ranking: Each member of the selection committee is asked to rank the tied players with a numerical value: 1 for the best of the listed players, 2 for the second best of the listed, etc. The ranking scores for each player are added up and the player with the lowest total score (highest regarded player) is selected
Highest vote total in STEP 3 - TOP 36 VOTING is selected
PLAYER WITHDRAWAL FROM THE GAME AFTER INITIAL 24 PLAYERS SELECTED
If a player withdraws from the game after being listed on the original Top 24 Player Roster, the following steps will be taken to determine the replacement player:
Player with next highest votes
Player with highest vote total from STEP 3 – TOP 36 VOTING
Player with highest vote total from STEP 2 – TOP 50 VOTING
Selection Committee vote by ranking