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    Each year the High Performance Committee establishes selection criteria governing the composition and selection of teams that will represent Canada in international competition. This criteria is based on Nordiq Canada's Policy And Procedures For National Ski Team Selection, Nomination And Announcement document.

     The objectives of establishing criteria are to ensure that:

    1. athletes and teams representing Canada in cross-country skiing are credible and competitive;
    2. a successful high performance program is sustained over the mid and long term; and
    3. athletes receive the required information in a complete, accurate and timely manner.

    Criteria are intended to state the requirements and standards – both objective and subjective – which will be applied in the selection process, and how they will be applied. In general, selection of athletes and support to selected athletes will be prioritized based on: objective measurements – results achieved in specified races, as measured against international standards through the Canadian Points List (CPL) or Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) points; and subjective assessments – relating to an athlete’s commitment, assessed potential and ability to perform and contribute in a team context

    Other factors which will be considered in the selection process are:

    1. the CCC Ends
    2. the HP Operational Plan
    3. the NST Budget, which may be a limiting factor
    2020-21 PNST Team Selection Criteria

    2021 Winter Universiade Lucerne Selection Criteria

    2020-21 NST Team Selection Criteria

    2019-20 Paranordic Ski Team (PNST) World Cup Trip Selection Criteria (AMENDED Nov 19, 2019)


    2019-20 Competition Trip Criteria
    - (AMENDED Nov 21, 2019)


    2019-20 Continential Cup (COC) Series Selection Criteria

    2019-20 National Ski Team (NST-PNST) Selection Criteria - REVISED MARCH 27, 2019

    2019-20 National Ski Team Selection Criteria Quick Reference Guide (this is a quick reference guide only, selections will be made from the information in the 2018-19 Selection Criteria document)

    2019-20 ParaNordic National Ski Team Selection Criteria Quick Reference Guide (this is a quick reference guide only, selections will be made from the information in the 2018-19 Selection Criteria document)

    2018-19 Selection Criteria for National Ski Team (NST) and ParaNordic Ski Team (PNST) Competition Trips - REVISED March 11, 2019

    2018-19 Selection Criteria Qualification Pathway (this is a quick reference guide only, selections will be made from the information in the 2018-19 Selection Criteria document)

    2018-19 FIS Continental Cup (COC) Selection Criteria

    2018-19 National Ski Team Selection Process Synopsis

    2019 World Junior/U23 Ski Championships Selection Process Synopsis

    2018-19 NST-PNST Team Selection Criteria



    Summary IPB Revised 2015







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