Induction of new members to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame is made on an annual basis.
In 1965, three categories were inaugurated: Field Players, Box Players and Builders. A Veteran category was added in 1997 to preserve the memory of stars of yesteryear, and in 1988, an outstanding Team category was also added.
Starting in 2016, the box player and field player categories were merged into the Player category with no distinction made between box and field versions of the sport.
Most recently, effective for the Class of 2022 and beyond, the Officials (referees, umpires) Category has been established.