Canada you get your bid the same season you would compete at worlds. B.C and Ont comp season is generally late nov- end of April. So teams would have to get the bid during that time. The only comp I am aware of is Sea To Sky in B.C that gives bids to the following year. You used to be able to attend that year or defer to the next year but I believe in recent years because it is so close to worlds/summit it was changed and now are the 1st bids of the next season. Aka this years teams have already won their bids for worlds 2020. Also Canadian teams can only win bids in Canada, can’t win them in the US. Which is another topic... (GW and Queens in past years definitely out scored teams and didn’t get bids at American competitions because of this rule) Not sure how the EU works tho I can only speak for Canada..