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Help resources for applicants

Help resources for applicants

Did know that we have a number of resources available to help facilitate the match year?

Help desk

We have bilingual, full-time help desk staff available to answer questions throughout the match year. Contact the CaRMS help desk at 1.877.227.6742 or

Match timelines

CaRMS match timelines provide a schedule of important dates to help you complete each phase of the application process in a timely fashion.

CaRMS contract

Review your CaRMS contract and frequently asked questions.

CaRMS Online help guides

Our CaRMS Online help guides for applicants are designed to assist users of CaRMS Online. We update the guides throughout the match year to reflect the different stages of the match process.

Match overview handouts

CaRMS’ match overview handouts are designed to provide applicants with a general overview of CaRMS’ match processes.

Instructional videos

CaRMS’ YouTube channel hosts several instructional videos to help guide applicants through the match process.

CaRMS Alert

CaRMS Alert is the source for accurate, real-time information about CaRMS’ online systems and any system-wide technical issues that arise.

Residency Link

Residency Link is our ongoing series featuring tips and useful information for the match year.

Match reports

CaRMS match reportsprovide the medical community with information that can support and inform important decisions about medical education and health care in Canada.

Social media

We have a dedicated Facebook page and Twitter feed to provide information and updates on our matches as well as general information from the organization.


You have questions, we have answers. Our FAQs answer some of our most frequently asked questions.

Match tips

Consult our match tips for information on ranking, interviews, letters of reference and more.