Updated June 6, 2018

2020 Pediatric Subspecialty Match

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting January 16th, 2019 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.

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January 2019

30 January 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program descriptions published on carms.ca

Approved program descriptions for all programs that are participating in the 2020 Pediatric Subspecialty Match (PSM) are available on carms.ca for applicants to review.

30 January 2019 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.

February 2019

20 February 2019 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.

20 February 2019 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 March 12. 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.

March 2019

7 March 2019

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 the beginning of the file review period on March 12.

7 March 2019

Milestone: Letters of reference sent by mail

If your referees are sending hardcopy letters of reference by mail, you should ensure they arrive at CaRMS by this date to guarantee they will be processed into your CaRMS Online application before letters of reference are available for programs to review.

CaRMS will continue to process letters that arrive after this date, but, due to the volume of documents received, we cannot guarantee they will be scanned into your application before file review begins.

11 March 2019

DEADLINE: Uploaded letter of reference

If referees are submitting a letter of reference through the CaRMS Online Referee portal, ensure they are submitted by this date to give applicants enough time to assign to programs in CaRMS Online before letters of reference are available for programs to review.

12 March 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

DEADLINE: applications and document assignments

Your applications and all required documents must be assigned to programs by this date 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.

12 March 2019 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.

19 March 2019 - 5 May 2019

National interview period

Interviews are scheduled during this period.

April 2019

16 April 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

Applicants and programs may begin creating their rank order lists.

May 2019

15 May 2019 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: submission of 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.

29 May 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results for the 2020 Pediatric Subspecialty Match are available through CaRMS Online.

June 2019

12 June 2019 at 15:00 ET

CaRMS Online access closes

This is the last day to access information in your CaRMS Online account for the 2020 Pediatric Subspecialty 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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