Updated March 4, 2020

2021 Pediatric Subspecialty 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.

Please note: Beginning in the 2021 match year, the timing of the Pediatric Subspecialty Match will be shifted to the Fall.

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

Updated January 12, 2021

2022 Pediatric Subspecialty Match

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting July 7, 2021 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.

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July 2021

21 July 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.

21 July 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program descriptions approved by PGME offices and available on carms.ca

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

August 2021

18 August 2021 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 August 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 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.

September 2021

7 September 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.

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

8 September 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.

8 September 2021 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

10 September 2021 - 15 October 2021

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

Programs are to complete all initial interview offer status updates in CaRMS Online by end of day. Official interview invitations must be distributed to applicants within five days of the update to CaRMS Online.

17 September 2021 - 22 October 2021

National interview period

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

October 2021

14 October 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

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

November 2021

4 November 2021 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.

17 November 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET

MATCH DAY

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 timetable regularly, as dates are subject to change.

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