The salary cap for the 2016 season was $5.1 million.
The system’s review process includes detailed field audits of all nine clubs. Teams are also required to provide regular updates on compensation levels at the six-game, 12-game and 18-game points of the season.
The salary cap for the 2017 season is $5.15 million.
Under the provisions set by the League’s Board of Governors, teams that exceed the salary cap are fined; in some cases, teams can also lose multiple draft selections.
As no team exceeded the cap in 2016, the order for the 2017 CFL Draft on May 7 is not affected. The draft order for the first round remains (barring trades) in this order:
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers via Toronto
- Saskatchewan Roughriders
- BC Lions via Montreal
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Edmonton Eskimos
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- BC Lions
- Calgary Stampeders
- Ottawa REDBLACKS