Ranking for programs

Once applicants have applied to your program, the next step is ranking them in order of preference. You must rank applicants from most preferred to least preferred, excluding any applicants that you do not wish to train. You are under no obligation to rank all applicants who have applied to your program. The list you create is called a rank order list (ROL). ROLs are created by both applicants and programs and are the only true determinants of a match outcome.

Important reminders and tips

When creating your rank order list, be sure to consider the following:

  • Do not rank any applicants you are not willing to train. Listing an applicant on your submitted rank order list establishes a binding commitment to train them if a match results. Failure to honour this commitment will be a breach of this agreement and may result in the penalties described in the program contract.
  • Match results are binding. This means you must accept any applicants that you ranked and are matched with.
  • Carefully evaluate all the applicants who have applied and rank them according to your preference.
  • Base ranking selections on your own preferences and not how you think an applicant will rank.
  • Rank order lists are the decision makers in the match – any conversations with applicants with regard to mutual interest are not official, or binding, and should not affect your decisions.