|Association||Canadian Soccer Association|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)|
|Head coach||Kenneth Heiner-Møller|
|Most caps||Christine Sinclair (283)|
|Top scorer||Christine Sinclair (182)|
|Current|| 7 |
|Highest||4 (August–December 2016, June 2017, March 2018)|
|Lowest||13 (December 2005)|
(Blaine, United States; July 7, 1986)
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada; August 28, 1998)
(Dallas, United States; May 19, 1995)
(Sydney, Australia; June 2, 2000)
(Honefoss, Norway; June 19, 2001)
|Appearances||7 (first in 1995 )|
|Best result||4th place (2003)|
|CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup|
|Appearances||9 (first in 1991 )|
|Best result||Champions, 1998 and 2010|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2008 )|
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|Did not qualify|
|Round of 16||4||2||0||2||4||3|
|FIFA Women's World Cup matches|
|Group stage||6 June||L 2–3||Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg|
|8 June||D 3–3|
|10 June||L 0–7||Strömvallen, Gävle|
|Group stage||19 June||D 1–1||Spartan Stadium, San Jose|
|23 June||L 1–7||Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover|
|26 June||L 1–4||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford|
|Group stage||20 September||L 1–4||Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus|
|24 September||W 3–0|
|27 September||W 3–1||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough|
|Quarter-finals||2 October||W 1–0||Civic Stadium, Portland|
|Semi-finals||5 October||L 1–2|
|Third place play-off||11 October||L 1–3||The Home Depot Center, Carson|
|Group stage||12 September||L 1–2||Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou|
|15 September||W 4–0|
|20 September||D 2–2||Chengdu Sports Center, Chengdu|
|Group stage||26 June||L 1–2||Olympiastadion, Berlin|
|30 June||L 0–4||Ruhrstadion, Bochum|
|5 July||L 0–1||Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden|
|Group stage||6 June||W 1–0||Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton|
|11 June||D 0–0|
|15 June||D 1–1||Olympic Stadium, Montreal|
|Round of 16||21 June||W 1–0||BC Place, Vancouver|
|Quarter-finals||27 June||L 1–2|
|Group stage||10 June||W 1–0||Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier|
|15 June||W 2–0||Stade des Alpes, Grenoble|
|20 June||L 1–2||Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims|
|Round of 16||24 June||L 0–1||Parc des Princes, Paris|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not participate|
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Four Nations Tournament
International Women's Football Tournament
|September 2, 2018 Friendly|| Canada ||1–0||Ottawa|
|14:00 EDT||Stadium: TD Place Stadium |
|October 5, 2018 CONCACAF Championship Group B|| Canada ||2–0||Edinburg, United States|
|20:30 EDT||Report||Stadium: H-E-B Park |
Referee: Francia González Martínez
|October 8, 2018 CONCACAF Championship Group B|| Cuba ||0–12||Edinburg, United States|
|20:30 EDT||Report||Stadium: H-E-B Park |
Referee: Crystal Sobers
|October 11, 2018 CONCACAF Championship Group B|| Costa Rica ||1–3||Edinburg, United States|
|22:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: H-E-B Park |
Referee: Lucila Venegas Montes
|October 14, 2018 CONCACAF Championship SF|| Panama ||0–7||Frisco, United States|
|17:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: Toyota Stadium |
Referee: Odette Hamilton (Jamaica)
|January 22, 2019 Friendly|| Canada ||1–0||La Manga, Spain|
|12:00 EST|| Sinclair ||Report||Stadium: La Manga Stadium |
Referee: María Martínez (Spain)
|February 27, 2019 Algarve Cup: Group A|| Canada ||0–0||Parchal, Portugal|
|8:15 EST||Report||Stadium: Bela Vista Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
|March 1, 2019 Algarve Cup: Group A|| Scotland ||0–1||Lagos, Portugal|
|8:15 EST||Report||Stadium: Lagos Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Sandra Braz Bastos (Portugal)
|March 6, 2019 Algarve Cup: 3rd place match|| Canada ||0–0|
|12:00 EST||Report||Stadium: Estádio Algarve |
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
|April 5, 2019 Friendly|| England ||0–1||Manchester, England|
|14:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: Academy Stadium |
|April 8, 2019 Friendly|| Nigeria ||1–2||Murcia, Spain|
|10:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: Pinatar Stadium|
Referee: Marta Frías (Spain)
|May 18, 2019 Friendly|| Canada ||3–0||Toronto, Ontario|
|13:00 EDT||Stadium: BMO Field |
Referee: Crystal Sobers (Trinidad and Tobago)
|May 24, 2019 Friendly|| Spain ||0–0||Logroño, Spain|
|13:00 EDT||Stadium: Estadio Las Gaunas |
Referee: Lizzy van der Helm (Netherlands)
|June 10, 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E|| Canada ||1–0||Montpellier, France|
|15:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: Stade de la Mosson |
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
|June 15, 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E|| Canada ||2–0||Grenoble, France|
|15:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: Stade des Alpes |
Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)
|June 20, 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E|| Netherlands ||2–1||Reims, France|
|12:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: Stade Auguste-Delaune |
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
|June 24, 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup R16|| Sweden ||1–0||Paris, France|
|15:00 EDT||Report||Stadium: Parc des Princes |
Referee: Kate Jacewicz (Australia)
The following 23 players were named to the roster for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Caps and goals are current as of June 24, 2019, after the match against
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Stephanie Labbé||October 10, 1986||65||0|
|18||GK||Kailen Sheridan||July 16, 1995||7||0|
|21||GK||Sabrina D'Angelo||May 11, 1993||6||0|
|2||DF||Allysha Chapman||January 25, 1989||68||1|
|3||DF||Kadeisha Buchanan||November 5, 1995||92||4|
|4||DF||Shelina Zadorsky||August 24, 1992||56||1|
|5||DF||Rebecca Quinn||August 11, 1995||51||5|
|8||DF||Jayde Riviere||January 22, 2001||8||0|
|10||DF||Ashley Lawrence||June 11, 1995||80||5|
|20||DF||Shannon Woeller||January 31, 1990||21||0|
|22||DF||Lindsay Agnew||March 31, 1995||11||0|
|23||DF||Jenna Hellstrom||April 2, 1995||4||0|
|7||MF||Julia Grosso||August 29, 2000||16||0|
|11||MF||Desiree Scott||July 31, 1987||147||0|
|13||MF||Sophie Schmidt||June 28, 1988||188||19|
|14||MF||Gabrielle Carle||October 12, 1998||12||1|
|17||MF||Jessie Fleming||March 11, 1998||69||9|
|6||FW||Deanne Rose||March 3, 1999||41||8|
|9||FW||Jordyn Huitema||May 8, 2001||22||6|
|12||FW||Christine Sinclair (captain)||June 12, 1983||286||182|
|15||FW||Nichelle Prince||February 19, 1995||53||11|
|16||FW||Janine Beckie||August 20, 1994||60||25|
|19||FW||Adriana Leon||October 2, 1992||60||15|
The following players were named to a squad in the last twelve months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Erin McLeod||February 26, 1983||118||0||v. |
|GK||Rylee Foster||August 13, 1998||0||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|DF||Vanessa Gilles||March 11, 1996||0||0||v. |
|DF||Jade Rose||February 12, 2003||0||0||v. |
|DF||Emma Regan||January 28, 2000||1||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship|
|DF||Maya Antoine||August 8, 2001||0||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|DF||Kennedy Faulknor||June 30, 1999||4||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|MF||Diana Matheson||April 6, 1984||203||18||v. |
|MF||Amandine Pierre-Louis||February 18, 1995||0||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|MF||Sarah Stratigakis||March 7, 1999||2||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|MF||Danica Wu||August 13, 1992||2||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|FW||Maegan Kelly||February 19, 1992||5||0||unattached||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
|FW||Kaila Novak||March 24, 2002||0||0||2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO|
Bold players are still active. All records as of June 24, 2019
Most clean sheets (five or more)
The following table shows Canada's all-time official international record per opponent:
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1994 United States
| CONCACAF Champions |
1998 (First title)
2002 United States
2006 United States
| CONCACAF Champions |
2010 (Second title)
2014 United States