Updated March 9, 2020

2021 Family Medicine/Enhanced Skills Match

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting July 8, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET.

You will notice that there are milestones and deadlines listed in this timeline. Milestones are simply recommended dates designed to help you keep your application on track during each phase of the application process. These milestones are not deadlines.

The Family Medicine / Emergency Medicine (FM/EM) match has been renamed the Family Medicine / Enhanced Skills (FM/ES) match, to reflect the participation of all Category One enhanced skills programs for the 2021 match cycle. Learn more here.

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August 2020

4 August 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Access to CaRMS Online

All applicants may log into their CaRMS Online account using their existing username and password to participate in the match. If you have forgotten your username or password, click on the Forgot your username or password option on the CaRMS Online login page.

4 August 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program descriptions published on carms.ca

Approved program descriptions for all programs that are participating in the match are available on carms.ca for applicants to review.

September 2020

2 September 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program selection period begins

Applicants may start selecting programs to which they wish to apply on CaRMS Online and assign requested documents.

3 September 2020

Milestone: physiciansapply.ca examination and document transfers

All your MCC examinations and documents should be shared in the physiciansapply.ca transfers section of your application on CaRMS Online by this date to ensure your examination scores and documents are retrieved from the MCC before file review begins on September 16, 2020 at 12:05 ET.

4 September 2020 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Submission of translation requests

If you would like for your transcript, MSPR or any letters of reference to be translated using our translation service, you must make the request through CaRMS Online by this date to allow sufficient time for translation before file review begins on September 16, 2020 at 12:05 ET. Documents must be available in your CaRMS Online application in order for us to be able to process the translation.

Note: we will continue to process translations that are requested after this date, but, due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee they will be available in your account before file review begins.

15 September 2020

DEADLINE: Submission of applicant assessment forms

Referees must submit Applicant Assessment forms through their CaRMS Online accounts by this date.

16 September 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

DEADLINE: Assignment of applications and documents

Your applications and all required documents must be assigned to programs by September 16, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET for it to be considered as being submitted on time.

All applications and documents assignments completed after this time will be time-stamped as late.

Note: some programs will not review late applications or a document that arrives late. We encourage you to review program descriptions to ensure programs will review your application if it is submitted after file review has begun.

16 September 2020 at 12:05 ET

File review period begins

Programs may access all submitted applications and documents. They will review applications and communicate with applicants to schedule interviews.

October 2020

8 October 2020

DEADLINE: Interview status updates in CaRMS Online

Programs must complete all initial interview status updates in CaRMS Online by this date.

9 October 2020

DEADLINE: Invitations to interviews complete

All invitations to interviews are sent by programs by this date.

16 October 2020 - 30 November 2020

National interview period

Interviews are scheduled during this period.

November 2020

12 November 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

Applicants and programs may begin creating their rank order lists.

December 2020

3 December 2020 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: Submission of applicant rank order lists

Applicants must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 15:00 ET. This deadline is firm – no rank order lists can be submitted after this time.

Note: you may modify your submitted list, but you must re-submit the list before the deadline.

16 December 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

January 2021

13 January 2021 at 15:00 ET

CaRMS Online access closes

This is the last day to access information in your CaRMS Online account. You will no longer have access to the information in your application after this date.

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* Please refer back to this timetable regularly, as dates are subject to change.

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