Updated March 9, 2020

2021 Family Medicine/Enhanced Skills Match

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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June 2020

24 June 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Access to CaRMS Online

Designated program administrators and program directors will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to log in to CaRMS Online.

Note: if you are a program director or administrator for this match and have not received an email from us, please let us know at communication@carms.ca.

Program description updates

Program directors and administrators may log into CaRMS Online and start updating their program descriptions. All programs must update their program descriptions for the new match year before they are published on carms.ca on August 4, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET..

Note: Program descriptions can be updated throughout the match if critical updates are needed.

August 2020

4 August 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Access to CaRMS Online for applicants

All applicants can log into their CaRMS Online account to begin their application.

4 August 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

DEADLINE: Program descriptions published on carms.ca

Program descriptions are available on carms.ca for applicants to review.

September 2020

10 September 2020 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.

Once file reviewers have been added, they will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to create an account. Applications will be available for review when file review opens on September 16, 2020 at 12:05 ET.

16 September 2020 at 12:05 ET

File review period begins

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

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.

13 October 2020

Photos are unmasked

PGME office users will now be able to view applicant photos.

PGME office users do not have access prior to this date.

16 October 2020 - 30 November 2020

National interview period

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

November 2020

12 November 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.

12 November 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

Applicants and programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Once you have submitted your rank order list, your postgraduate office can begin reviewing and approving. To make changes to your submitted list, contact your postgraduate office.

PGME Ranking, quota and reversion approval period begins 

PGME office users can begin approving program rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Postgraduate offices can also approve quota and submit any reversion instructions starting today.

30 November 2020 at 14:00 ET

DEADLINE: Submission of program rank order lists

Programs must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 14:00 ET.

December 2020

3 December 2020 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: PGME ranking, quota and reversion approval

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

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

CaRMS Online access closes. We recommend programs download and save any match-related files before this date. Matched applicant files can only be retrieved from your postgraduate office once CaRMS Online closes.

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