How to upgrade from National Referee to FIFA Referee

The Canadian Soccer Association may nominate officials from the National List of Officials to FIFA, for inclusion on the International List of Officials. As with the National List, FIFA has separate categories for Referees and Assistant Referees.

This nomination is reserved for the top level National officials in the country. The referee or assistant referee will have been officiating in the highest leagues in Canada and the US, normally professional leagues such as NASL or MLS.

CSA makes nominations to FIFA in November, and they are confirmed in mid-December for the following year’s list.

Canada currently has seven FIFA referees (three from Alberta), and seven FIFA assistant referees.

FIFA Referees
David Gantar (AB)
Carol Anne Chénard (QC)
Michelle Pye (BC)
Sheena Dickson (AB)
Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (ON)
Drew Fischer (AB)
Mathieu Bourdeau (QC)
FIFA Assistant Referees
Joe Fletcher (ON)
Daniel Belleau (QC)
Philippe Brière (QC)
Marie-Josée Charbonneau (QC)
Suzanne Morisset (QC)
Chantal Boudreau (SK)
Marie-Han Gagnon Chretien (QC)

For more information on FIFA refereeing – click here.