Non-approved Groups/Events

Any athlete or official who participates in a non IFBB sanctioned competition or event will be suspended for a period of at least one year: Once the suspension has been completed and before participating in an IFBB competition or event, the athlete must be drug tested at his or her own expenses. In the case of a first violation, when the circumstances warrant, the IFBB, at its own discretion, may impose solely a fine to the offending athlete: The fines amount will be set by the same IFBB.

CBBF Residency Requirements

An athlete competing at the National and International Level as a member of the CBBF is required to be a Natural born Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.  For more info regarding proof click below:

CBBF Proof of residency

IFBB International Events Information

  1. No member of the Federation shall participate in any IFBB international event without the prior approval of the Federation.
  2. The Federation shall be the final authority on deciding whether a member is eligible to participate at an IFBB international event.
  3. The Federation shall be empowered to decide which Canadian athletes and officials represent Canada at IFBB international events.
  4. All athletes shall be drug tested, prior to competing in an IFBB international event, preferably at the CBBF National World Qualifier event, held annually.
  5. Funding for athletes shall be determined by the Federation, prior to agreement of sending athletes to an IFBB international event.
  6. At the IFBB International Events Qualifier, weight classes for Bodybuilding have been limited. Depending on number of competitors the number classes may be increased.
  7. All athletes at the IFBB International Events Qualifier will be weighed and heights recorded. This will facilitate correct classes for selection by the CBBF Selection Committee for members of Team Canada, when official classes are combined.

IFBB International Events and North American Championships Qualifications

For CBBF national athletes looking to qualify for IFBB International events:

  1. Top 5 finishers qualify for two years following their placing at a CBBF national event.
  2. Top 6 to 15 finishers qualify for one year following their placing at a CBBF national event.

To compete during the year at an IFBB World Championship, an athlete must place that year at the IFBB International Events Qualifier:

  1. Overall winners are invited to compete at that years IFBB World Championships.
  2. Class winners are invited, dependent on the amount and caliber of athletes in their class at the IFBB International Events Qualifier.  If a class winner declines the invitation the CBBF may invite a second or even a third place finisher to compete at an IFBB World Championship.

To compete at any IFBB International event, such as the Arnold Amateur Classic an athlete must submit to this office, georgina@cbbf.ca which event they are interesting in competing, as well as their highest placing at a CBBF national event, the year of competition and finally their province of residency (MUST be Canadian Citizen).

IFBB Pro Card Information

At the discretion of the CBBF Executive Committee, IFBB Professional League Cards will be provided at following CBBF National events.

  • Up to two cards for open bodybuilding Women and two cards for open bodybuilding Men at the CBBF Canadian Bodybuilding Championships. Only those competing for Overall Titles will be considered.
  • One card will be provided for Master Women and one card will be provided for Master Men, at the CBBF Canadian Bodybuilding Championships. Only those competing for the Overall Title will be considered.
  • Up to two cards will be provided for Bikini at all CBBF National events. Only those competing for Overall Title will be considered.
  • Up to two cards will be provided for Men’s Physique at all CBBF National events. Only those competing for Overall Title will be considered.
  • One card will be provided for Men’s Classic Physique at all CBBF National events. Only those competing for Overall Title will be considered.
  • Up to two cards will be provided for Women’s Physique at all CBBF National events. Only those competing for Overall Title will be considered.
  • Up to two cards will be provided for Figure (Body Fitness) at all CBBF National events. Only those competing for Overall Title will be considered.
  • One card will be provided for Fitness at the CBBF Canadian Bodybuilding Championships. Only those competing for Overall Title will be considered.