Updated May 1, 2019

2021 R-1 Main Residency Match

The 2021 R-1 Main Residency Match timeline will be available on April 15, 2020.

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June 2019

26 June 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens

CaRMS Online opens for postgraduate offices, program directors and administrators for the 2019 R-1 Main Residency Match, 2019 Medicine Subspecialty Match and 2019 Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match.

  • Provincial criteria updates – Review send any updates to provincial criteria for each of these matches. Provincial criteria can be found on CaRMS.ca.
  • New program requests – Add programs in the Match Management – programs section of your CaRMS Online account.
  • Review your list of CaRMS Online user account – Review your lists of PGME office accounts, match coordinators and program directors and modify or delete accounts that are no longer needed.
  • Master program description updates – Enter your province’s return of service requirements as well as the citizenship and language documents that are required your master program description.
  • Update program participation – Review all programs that you have registered in the match participation section of your CaRMS Online account and ensure you check the programs that are participating this year and uncheck those that are not.
  • Enter preliminary quota – Enter preliminary quota for all matches in the Quota Management section of your CaRMS Online account.
  • Approve program descriptions – Programs can start updating their program descriptions and submitting them for approval. Approve program descriptions before the match opens for applicants.

September 2019

4 September 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

CaRMS Online opens for applicants in the 2019 R-1 Main Residency Match. The following tasks must be completed by today.

  • Provincial criteria updates
  • New program requests
  • Review your list of CaRMS Online user accounts
  • Master program description updates
  • Update program participation
  • Enter preliminary quota
  • Approve program descriptions

October 2019

17 October 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Finalize quota

Ensure quota is entered in the Quota Management section of your CaRMS Online account. If quota is not entered, applicants will not be able to apply.

November 2019

14 November 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer and filter setup

Program directors and administrators may add or remove file reviewers for their program(s) in CaRMS Online and create filters in preparation for file review.

27 November 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Letters of reference available for review

All letters of reference that applicants have assigned to programs are now available to programs and file reviewers.

January 2020

18 January 2020 - 9 February 2020

National interview period

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants during this period.

30 January 2020

Reversions discussion period begins

Q and A discussion regarding reversions, if required, to ensure final reversions are received and understood by CaRMS, by the PGME reversion deadline.

30 January 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking, quota and reversion approval period begins for PGME offices

Programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Once a rank order list has been submitted, PGME office users can begin approving them in CaRMS Online. Postgraduate office offices can also approve quota and submit any reversion instructions starting today.

February 2020

12 February 2020 at 14:00 ET

DEADLINE: program rank order list

Programs must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 14:00 ET. If programs do not submit by today, PGME offices can submit on their behalf.

19 February 2020 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: ranking, quota and reversion approval for PGME offices

Postgraduate office users must approve rank order lists, quota and submit any reversion instructions by today.

March 2020

3 March 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

MATCH DAY

Match results for the first iteration of the 2020 R-1 Main Residency Match are available through CaRMS Online.

3 March 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Match results reports available for download

Match results reports are available for PGME offices. Save the reports your records.

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June 26, 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens

CaRMS Online opens for postgraduate offices, program directors and administrators for the 2019 R-1 Main Residency Match, 2019 Medicine Subspecialty Match and 2019 Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match.

  • Provincial criteria updates – Review send any updates to provincial criteria for each of these matches. Provincial criteria can be found on CaRMS.ca.
  • New program requests – Add programs in the Match Management – programs section of your CaRMS Online account.
  • Review your list of CaRMS Online user account – Review your lists of PGME office accounts, match coordinators and program directors and modify or delete accounts that are no longer needed.
  • Master program description updates – Enter your province’s return of service requirements as well as the citizenship and language documents that are required your master program description.
  • Update program participation – Review all programs that you have registered in the match participation section of your CaRMS Online account and ensure you check the programs that are participating this year and uncheck those that are not.
  • Enter preliminary quota – Enter preliminary quota for all matches in the Quota Management section of your CaRMS Online account.
  • Approve program descriptions – Programs can start updating their program descriptions and submitting them for approval. Approve program descriptions before the match opens for applicants.

 

September 4, 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

CaRMS Online opens for applicants in the 2019 R-1 Main Residency Match. The following tasks must be completed by today.

  • Provincial criteria updates
  • New program requests
  • Review your list of CaRMS Online user accounts
  • Master program description updates
  • Update program participation
  • Enter preliminary quota
  • Approve program descriptions

 

October 17, 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Finalize quota

Ensure quota is entered in the Quota Management section of your CaRMS Online account. If quota is not entered, applicants will not be able to apply.

 

November 14, 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer and filter setup

Program directors and administrators may add or remove file reviewers for their program(s) in CaRMS Online and create filters in preparation for file review.

 

November 27, 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Letters of reference available for review

All letters of reference that applicants have assigned to programs are now available to programs and file reviewers.

 

January 18, 2020 – February 9th, 2020

National interview period

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants during this period.

 

January 30, 2020

Reversions discussion period begins

Q and A discussion regarding reversions, if required, to ensure final reversions are received and understood by CaRMS, by the PGME reversion deadline.

 

January 30, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking, quota and reversion approval period begins for PGME offices

Programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Once a rank order list has been submitted, PGME office users can begin approving them in CaRMS Online. Postgraduate office offices can also approve quota and submit any reversion instructions starting today.

 

February 12, 2020 at 14:00 ET

DEADLINE: program rank order list

Programs must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 14:00 ET. If programs do not submit by today, PGME offices can submit on their behalf.

 

February 19, 2020 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: ranking, quota and reversion approval for PGME offices

Postgraduate office users must approve rank order lists, quota and submit any reversion instructions by today.

 

March 3, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

MATCH DAY

Match results for the first iteration of the 2020 R-1 Main Residency Match are available through CaRMS Online.

 

March 3, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Match results reports available for download

Match results reports are available for PGME offices. Save the reports your records.

March 4, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program descriptions

All program descriptions for the second iteration will be copied over from the first iteration and posted on CaRMS.ca. Changes to program descriptions can only be made if the program requests that the postgraduate office return the description for updates. When the description is returned, program directors and administrators can log into CaRMS Online and update their program descriptions for the second iteration of the match.

 

March 11, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer and filter setup

Program directors and administrators may add or remove file reviewers for the second iteration through CaRMS Online.

 

March 19, 2020 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

All programs and file reviewers may access all applications that have been submitted to their program(s) through CaRMS Online.

 

March 24, 2020

Reversions discussion period begins

Q&A discussion regarding reversions, if required, to ensure final reversions are received and understood by CaRMS, by the PGME reversion deadline.

 

March 24, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking, quota and reversion approval period begins for PGME offices

Programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Once a rank order list has been submitted, PGME office users can begin approving them in CaRMS Online. PG offices can also approve quota and submit any reversion instructions starting today.

 

March 31, 2020 at 14:00 ET

DEADLINE: program rank order list

Programs must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 14:00 ET. If programs do not submit by today, PGME offices can submit on their behalf.

 

April 2, 2020 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: ranking, quota and reversion approval for PGME offices

Postgraduate office users must approve rank order lists, quota and submit any reversion instructions by today.

 

April 15, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

MATCH DAY

Match results for the second iteration of the 2020 R-1 Main Residency Match are available through CaRMS Online.

 

April 15, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Match results reports available for download

Match results reports are available for PGME offices. Save the reports your records.

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