2016 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec season
|Champions||CS Mont-Royal Outremont|
|Cup champions||AS Blainville|
|Goals scored||209 (3.32 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Frederico Moojen & Pierre-Rudolph Mayard|
|Best goalkeeper||Francis Monongo|
|Biggest home win||Mont-Royal 5-0 Ottawa|
(May 15, 2016)
Lanaudière 5-0 Ottawa
(May 28, 2016)
Mont-Royal 5-0 Lanaudière
(June 5, 2016)
Blainville 6-1 Gatineau
(Oct. 2, 2016)
|Biggest away win||Lanaudière 2-7 Longueuil|
(June 11, 2016)
Lanaudière 0-5 Blainville
(July 23, 2016)
2017 →All statistics correct as of October 24, 2016.
The 2016 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec season is the fifth season of play for the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec; the highest level of soccer based in the Canadian province of Québec and one of two Division 3 semi-professional soccer leagues in the Canadian soccer pyramid (the other being League1 Ontario).
CS Mont-Royal Outremont is the defending champion.
Changes from 2015
The league will again feature seven teams, as in 2015.
In December 2015, the league announced that FC L'Assomption-Lanaudière had dropped out of the league and that the club's regional soccer association, ARS Lanaudière, would field a new club in the PLSQ called FC Lanaudière. This club is meant to represent the whole Lanaudière region, and is supported by the association's 14 clubs, including L'Assomption-Lanaudière.
The following seven teams will take part in the 2016 season:
|AS Blainville||Blainville, Laurentides||Parc Blainville||1986||2012||Jean-Pierre Ceriani|
|FC Gatineau||Gatineau, Outaouais||Terrain Mont-Bleu||?||2013||Nabil Aouadi|
|Lakeshore SC||Kirkland, Montréal||John Abbott College||1966||2015||Bill Sedgewick|
|FC Lanaudière||Terrebonne, Lanaudière||Multiple venues||2016||2016||Andrew Olivieri|
|CS Longueuil||Longueuil, Montérégie||Centre Multi Sport||1970||2013||Anthony Rimasson|
|CS Mont-Royal Outremont||Mount Royal, Montréal||REC Mont-Royal||?||2013||Luc Brutus|
|Ottawa Fury FC Academy||Ottawa, Ontario||Algonquin College||2013||2015||Darko Buser|
Each team plays 18 matches as part of the season; three against every other team in the league. There are no playoffs; the first-place team is crowned as league champion at the end of the season and faces the League1 Ontario league champion in the Inter-Provincial Cup.
|1||CS Mont-Royal Outremont||18||14||2||2||52||18||+34||44||Inter-Provincial Cup vs L1O Champion|
|7||Ottawa Fury FC Academy||18||4||2||12||20||38||−18||14|
The cup tournament is a separate contest from the rest of the season, in which all seven teams from the league take part, and is unrelated to the season standings. It is not a form of playoffs at the end of the season (as is typically seen in North American sports), but is a competition running in parallel to the regular season (similar to the Canadian Championship or the FA Cup), albeit only for PLSQ teams. All matches are separate from the regular season, and are not reflected in the season standings.
The 2016 PLSQ Cup will maintain the same format as the previous seasons, as a two-game aggregate knockout tournament with a single match final. As defending champion, Lakeshore SC will obtain a bye for the first round.
|Ottawa Fury FC Academy||2||0||2|
|CS Mont-Royal Outremont||4||3||7|
|CS Mont-Royal Outremont||2||1||3|
|June 18, 2016||Ottawa Fury FC Academy||2 - 2||FC Gatineau||Algonquin College|
|3:00 pm||Kaiser 29'
|July 17, 2016||FC Gatineau||3 - 0||Ottawa Fury FC Academy||Mont-Bleu 4|
|5:00 pm||Kulic 23'
FC Gatineau wins 5-2 on aggregate.
|June 18, 2016||FC Lanaudière||3 - 4||CS Mont-Royal Outremont||Armand Corbeil|
|4:00 pm||Grondin 65'
Syla 74', 79'
Moojen 40', 68'
|July 17, 2016||CS Mont-Royal Outremont||3 - 1||FC Lanaudière||TMR REC 3|
|6:30 pm||Moojen 34'
CS Mont-Royal Outremont wins 7-4 on aggregate.
|June 18, 2016||CS Longueuil||0 - 4||AS Blainville||Laurier 1|
|6:00 pm||Report||Moulinas 33'
Aboulhamid 42', 87' (pen)
Mayard 63' (pen)
|July 17, 2016||AS Blainville||1 - 0||CS Longueuil||Parc Blainville 1|
|6:00 pm||Aboulhamid 82'||Report|
AS Blainville wins 5-0 on aggregate.
|August 14, 2016||FC Gatineau||2 - 1||Lakeshore SC||Mont-Bleu 4|
|5:00 pm||Maheu 11', 71'||Report||Perico 6'||Attendance: 200|
|September 10, 2016||Lakeshore SC||1 - 2||FC Gatineau||Smiley|
|2:00 pm||Kaniki 87'||Report||Maheu 31'
|Referee: Robert Schaap|
FC Gatineau wins 4-2 on aggregate.
|August 14, 2016||AS Blainville||3 - 2||CS Mont-Royal Outremont||Parc Blainville 1|
|7:00 pm||Mayard 21', 70'
|September 11, 2016||CS Mont-Royal Outremont||1 - 2||AS Blainville||TMR REC 3|
|6:30 pm||François 31'||Report||Mayard 10'
|Referee: Francis Latulippe|
AS Blainville wins 5-3 on aggregate.
|October 29, 2016||FC Gatineau||0 - 4||AS Blainville||Terrebonne|
|6:30 pm||Report||Sylla 4'
Mayard 45+1', 74'
Inter-Provincial Cup Championship
The Inter-Provincial Cup Championship was a two-legged home-and-away series between the league champions of League1 Ontario and the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec – the only Division 3 men's semi-professional soccer leagues based fully within Canada.
|CS Mont-Royal Outremont||1–1||Vaughan Azzurri|
|Rosa 24'||Report||Kovacevic 57'|
|Vaughan Azzurri||1–2||CS Mont-Royal Outremont|
|Lowe 14'||Report||Ritch-Andy 41'
CS Mont-Royal Outremont won 3–2 on aggregate
Minimum 450 minutes played. Source: 
The league operated a reserve division.
|1||AS Blainville Reserves||12||9||2||1||32||12||+20||29|
|2||CS Mont-Royal Outremont Reserves||12||7||2||3||29||18||+11||23|
|3||FC Gatineau Reserves||12||7||1||4||19||17||+2||22|
|4||Lakeshore FC Reserves||12||4||5||3||26||21||+5||17|
|5||CS Longueuil Reserves||12||4||2||6||25||26||−1||14|
|6||Ottawa Fury FC Academy Reserves||12||2||2||8||17||30||−13||8|
|7||FC Lanaudière Reserves||12||2||0||10||14||38||−24||6|
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- "Le FC Lanaudière est né!" [FC Lanaudière is born!] (in French). FC Lanaudière. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
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- "CS Mont-Royal Outremont Griffons Beat Vaughan Azzurri In 2016 Inter-Provincial Cup". League1 Ontario. November 12, 2016.