The Costs Involved in Forming a FIRST Robotics Competition team

There are costs involved with forming a FIRST Robotics Competition team and they can vary from team to team and region to region depending on what level of participation the team chooses. Click here to view basic team costs and read below to view registration costs. Ontario is a “District” area for FRC events please scroll down to the text referencing “Ontario District”.

After registering as normal at firstinspires.org without paying any fees, Ontario FRC teams will be issued an invoice (from FIRST Robotics CANADA) for the net balance your team owes for registration.  This invoice will show the balance of what is owing based on veteran/rookie team registration fees and will show any team grants that have been applied to your account.  The amount of team registration is as follows:

Ontario Veteran FRC team – $7,500 CAN (paid to FIRST Robotics Canada)

Ontario Rookie FRC team – $8,500 CAN – $2,000 CAN Ontario Provincial grant = $6,500 CAN (paid to FIRST Robotics Canada)

Note that a 3rd district event on top of the two events included in the registration costs above will cost an additional $1,300 CAN for Ontario District teams and $1,000 USD for US based district teams.  Payments will be made directly to FIRST Robotics Canada.

Payments must be made in Canadian dollars to FIRST Robotics Canada by November 30, 2021.   Should your team receive additional grants after the November 15th billing date, cheques will be issued to your team directly.

Acceptable payment methods:

  • Credit Card –   Click the link on your invoice that states “Pay with Credit Card” and credit card information will need to be provided in the following screen.
  • Cheque – Cheques to be made payable to FIRST Robotics Canada.  Please indicate your team number and that the payment is for registration in the memo section of the cheque and send it to FIRST Robotics Canada’s post office box at:
    P.O. Box 518
    Pickering Main,
    Pickering, ON
    L1V2R7
  • Purchase Order (School Boards Only) – E-mail the purchase order to finance@firstroboticscanada.org. Net 30 payment terms apply. Purchase orders are accepted only from school boards.

If you require more information about registering or applying grants to registration fees, contact John Hobbins at john.hobbins@firstroboticscanada.org