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Simplifying the application process by eliminating paper documents

By: Jillian Menard, Communications Officer

Did you know that CaRMS Online allows applicants to upload all required documents directly into their online application?

The CaRMS Online application platform has enabled CaRMS to reduce our environmental footprint by allowing applicants to upload documents directly into the online application, rather than having to send hardcopies.

Starting in the 2017 match year, CaRMS will no longer accept hardcopy documents from applicants. This change reflects both our commitment to simplifying the application process and our continuing goal of “greening” our processes.

In fact, most applicants already submit the majority of their documents this way. Not only does our move away from hardcopy applicant documents reduce our resource needs and storage requirements, it also saves applicants time and stress by giving them more control over their documents.

We will continue to accept hardcopy documents from medical schools, testing centres and referees on behalf of applicants. Examples of hardcopy documents we accept from these third parties include medical school performance records (MSPRs), transcripts, letters of reference and examination results (IMG applicants only).

For more information, please consult our document submission information and document-related FAQs. If you have any questions, contact us at or 1.877.227.6742.