Updated October 23, 2023
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
2025 Cycle Information
Criteria applicable for all medical graduates; for specific information, please see tabs.
CRITERIA FOR ALL MEDICAL GRADUATES
|GENERAL INFORMATION||For Entry in the 2025-26 Academic Year
The Ontario Faculties of Medicine and Ontario Ministry of Health have agreed to the following policies for the 2025 Pediatric Subspecialty Match. It is important to note individual programs may have specific criteria used to review applications. Please carefully review the program specific criteria as well as the provincial criteria listed below. All matched applicants must meet the criteria for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for postgraduate education.
Any delays in providing all required documentation to CPSO may result in a delay in issuance of a certificate of registration and a delay in start of postgraduate training beyond July 1.
|LICENSING BODY||College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario|
|SOURCE OF FUNDING||Ministry of Health and Non-Ministry of Health|
|TRAINING LEVEL ELIGIBILITY||All Pediatrics residents in ACGME-accredited Pediatrics programs who are interested in applying for a Pediatrics subspecialty program in Canada will need to have their training assessed by the RCPSC in comparison to Canadian training.
Subspecialty: Pediatrics subspecialties
Ministry of Health Funded Positions:
Non-Ministry of Health Funded Positions:
Subspecialty: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Subspecialty: Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Subspecialty: Pediatric Palliative Medicine
|The Pediatric Subspecialty Match cannot be used for transfers or re-entry.
Sponsored Residents (Foreign Governments) or Trainees on work permits must apply directly through the school’s PGME office for subspecialty training. These positions are supernumerary and not part of the CaRMS Pediatric Subspecialty Match process.
Please be aware that most, if not all, hospitals in Ontario have mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in place that require, in the absence of a valid medical or human rights exemption, proof of vaccination. Acceptable vaccination must be in accordance with Health Canada. Residents matched to any Ontario residency program must ensure they are able to comply with Hospital mandates in order to start training on July 1, 2025.
|MATCH STREAMS||Competitive streams|
CaRMS is partnering with third-party organizations to automate the verification of citizenship/legal status required by postgraduate offices for entry into residency. Third-party verification simplifies the process for applicants and programs. All applicants who do not receive third-party citizenship verification will be required to upload and assign an acceptable proof of citizenship document. Please see additional information here.
ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL GRADUATE
A Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) or U.S. Allopathic Medical Graduate (USMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
|PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY||Applicant must be able to communicate proficiently in the language of instruction and patient care of the matching school and training site.|
|MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS||Please review individual program descriptions for additional information.|
|RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS||N/A|
|MEDICAL EDUCATION||Please review individual program descriptions for additional information.|
ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES
An International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school that listed with the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) published by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).
In Ontario, an International Medical Graduate (IMG) is an individual who received their medical degree from a medical school not accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
|PROOF OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY||Applicant must be able to communicate proficiently in the language of instruction and patient care of the matching school and training hospital.|
|MEDICAL COUNCIL OF CANADA EXAMS||Examination: MCCQE Part I
The CPSO is currently undergoing a review of the pathways to registration. Further information on possible exceptions to the MCCQE Part I will be posted to the Ontario provincial criteria as they become available.
IMGs who are applying to subspecialty training programs from programs other than Canadian residencies must satisfy all CPSO requirements for educational licensure, including relevant licensing examinations in effect at the time of application.
|RETURN OF SERVICE (ROS) REQUIREMENTS||Return of service (MOH funded positions only)
The Ministry requests all ROS agreements before June 1 of the year they matched. All agreements should be returned to the Ministry prior to the start of residency training. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm eligibility with respect to the ROS requirements of other provinces.
More information for IMG ROS found here: Return of Service
More information about the Ministry’s ROS programs is available at: Return of Service Program
A letter of understanding must be submitted as part of the application indicating your understanding that the Ontario return of service obligation must be fulfilled prior to completing any other provincial return of service obligation.
|MEDICAL EDUCATION||IMGs must be graduates of an acceptable medical school on the World Directory of Medical Schools list.
A copy of medical school marks/transcripts and medical degree/diploma must be submitted. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a translation.
All IMGs are required to have their documents verified through physiciansapply.ca.