Under the FIFA Regulations, players and clubs are entitled to use the services of an intermediary when completing an employment contract between a player and club or a transfer agreement between two clubs. Intermediaries are any natural or legal persons who, for a fee or free of charge, represent players and/or clubs in negotiations toward concluding an employment contract or transfer agreement. When executing a player contract or a transfer agreement, the intermediary must now register with Canada Soccer pursuant to the FIFA Regulations.
Any player or club engaging the services of an intermediary during the execution of an employment contract or transfer agreement shall submit a declaration signed by the intermediary (Annexe 1 and Annexe 2 of the FIFA Regulations) to Canada Soccer upon execution of the employment contract or transfer agreement.
Aside from the required declaration, intermediaries who have not previously registered with Canada Soccer and wish to pre-register as intermediaries must follow the application procedure outlined below and must submit the required documentation and fees to Canada Soccer at the following address:
The Canadian Soccer Association
237 Metcalfe Street
Attention: Daniel Pazuk
Intermediaries previously registered as players’ agents with Canada Soccer will need to sign and submit the Canada Soccer Intermediary Code of Professional Conduct along with a $50 registration fee via a certified cheque or money order to the address above. Once registered, intermediaries will need to pay a $50 registration fee each year to maintain their registration. Please note that intermediaries shall not actually be registered until the intermediary submits a representation contract between themselves and a player and/or club along with the other required documentation and the intermediary is involved in an executed employment contract or a transfer agreement.
You must be either a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada and must have been living in Canada continuously for at least two (2) years. Proof of same must be provided. You must not be an employee of any soccer club or soccer entity affiliated with the Canadian Soccer Association or any of its affiliated Provincial/Territorial Associations, nor hold a position of an official as defined in point 11 of the Definitions section of the FIFA Statutes.
For legal persons wishing to register their business with Canada Soccer, along with the FIFA Intermediary Declaration for Legal Persons, each employee that will be acting as in intermediary in Canada must complete the above application procedure.
You may register online via the following link (please note that at this time, online payments have yet to be implemented.
In order to complete your registration, you must send your registration fee via mail or courier): Player Intermediary Online Registration
For more information on the updated regulations, please refer to FIFA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries.
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