The 2026 PSM match timeline is currently under review and will be posted shortly.

Updated November 22, 2023

2025 Pediatric Subspecialty Match

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting November 23, 2023 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.

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

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December 2023

6 December 2023 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

Applicants may begin the application process.

Applicants who participated in a previous match 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.

14 December 2023 at 12:00 (noon) ET

NEW DATE: 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.

20 December 2023 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program selection opens

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

20 December 2023 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Translation requests

Applicants who would like their MSPR or references to be translated using the CaRMS-facilitated translation service must make the request through CaRMS Online by today to allow sufficient time for translation before file review begins. Documents must be available in your CaRMS Online application in order for us to be able to process the translation.

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.

January 2024

15 January 2024

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.

If applicants would like their references to be translated by the CaRMS-facilitated translation service, they must be submitted before the translation request deadline.

16 January 2024 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.

16 January 2024 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

17 January 2024 - 22 February 2024

Interview status updates in CaRMS Online (prior to sending interview invitations)

Programs must complete all interview status updates in CaRMS Online during this time frame. Interview statuses should be assigned at least one week prior to the scheduled program interview date and official interview invitations must be distributed to applicants within five days of the interview status update made in CaRMS Online.

February 2024

4 February 2024 - 3 March 2024

National interview period

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

20 February 2024 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

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

March 2024

13 March 2024 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: Applicant rank order list

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.

27 March 2024 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

April 2024

18 April 2024 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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As a result of the changes to the Pediatric Subspecialty Match (PSM), there are two consecutive PSM matches in this year’s match cycle. Click one of the buttons below to view the 2024 or 2025 PSM timeline. For more information regarding the change, visit our Help Centre and review the Memorandum of Change to the CaRMS Pediatric Subspeciality Match.

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