The 2022 MSM timeline will be available on January 15, 2021.

Updated January 12, 2021

2022 Medicine Subspecialty Match — second iteration

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting November 3, 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET.

You will notice that there are milestones and deadlines listed in this timetable. 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.

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November 2021

3 November 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Applicant registration opens

Applicants who do not already have a CaRMS Online account can register for one.

3 November 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

Applicants may begin the application process.

All registered applicants are sent an email with information on how to log into CaRMS Online and start their application.

Applicants who participated in a previous match that was run on CaRMS Online can log into their CaRMS Online account using their existing username and password to participate in the match. Anyone who has forgotten their username or password can click on the ‘Forgot your username or password’ option on the CaRMS Online login page.

5 November 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program descriptions approved by PGME offices and available on

Program descriptions for all programs participating in the match should be approved and available on for applicants to review. Once program descriptions are approved, they are immediately available on for applicants to consult.

5 November 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program selection

Applicants can start selecting the programs to which they wish to apply and assigning requested documents.

5 November 2021 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Translation requests

Applicants who would like their transcript, MSPR or references to be translated using the CaRMS-facilitated translation service should make the request through CaRMS Online by today.

Every effort will be made to complete translations submitted by this date prior to the opening of file review, but due to the compressed second iteration timeline we cannot guarantee translations will be in applicant accounts and ready to assign to programs before file review.

9 November 2021

DEADLINE: Reference submission

Referees must submit references through the CaRMS Online referee portal by this date to give applicants enough time to assign reference materials to programs before the opening of file review.

10 November 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET

DEADLINE: Submission and assignment of applications and documents

Applications and all required documents must be submitted and assigned to programs by 12:00 (noon) ET today to be considered on time.

Any applications and documents submitted or assigned after 12:00 (noon) ET today will be time-stamped as late.

Some programs will not review late applications or documents. Consult program descriptions to ensure programs will review your application if it is submitted after file review has begun.

10 November 2021 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

16 November 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

Applicants and programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online.

25 November 2021 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: 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.

December 2021

8 December 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

January 2022

12 January 2022 at 15:00 ET

CaRMS Online access closes

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

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

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