Updated March 4, 2020

2021 Pediatric Subspecialty Match

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

Updated March 4, 2020

2021 Pediatric Subspecialty Match

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June 2020

24 June 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Access to CaRMS Online for program directors and administrators

Designated program administrators and program directors will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to log in to CaRMS Online.

Note: if you are a program director or administrator for this match and have not received an email from us, please let us know at communication@carms.ca.

Program description updates

Program directors and administrators may log into CaRMS Online and start updating their program descriptions. All programs must update their program descriptions for the new match year before they are published on CaRMS.ca on July 22, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET.

Note: program descriptions can be updated throughout the match if critical updates are needed.

July 2020

22 July 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

DEADLINE: Program descriptions published on carms.ca

Program descriptions are now available on carms.ca for applicants to review.

22 July 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Applicants access to CaRMS Online

All applicants can log into their CaRMS Online account to begin creating their application.

August 2020

25 August 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer and filter setup begins

Program directors and administrators may add or remove file reviewers for their program(s) in CaRMS Online.

Once file reviewers have been added, they will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to create an account. Applications will be available for review when file review period begins on September 9, 2020 at 12:05 ET.

September 2020

9 September 2020 at 12:05 ET

File review period begins

Programs and file reviewers have access to all applications that have been submitted to their program(s) through CaRMS Online.

11 September 2020 - 16 October 2020

DEADLINE: Interview status updates in CaRMS Online (Prior to sending interview invitations)
Programs are to complete all initial interview status updates in CaRMS Online at least one week prior to the program interview date.

16 September 2020

Photos are unmasked

PGME office users will now be able to view applicant photos.

PGME office users do not have access prior to this date.

18 September 2020 - 23 October 2020

National interview period

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

October 2020

15 October 2020

Reversions discussion period begins

Q and A discussion regarding reversions, if required, to ensure final reversions are received and understood by CaRMS, by the PGME reversion deadline.

15 October 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

Applicants and programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Once you have submitted your rank order list, your postgraduate office can begin reviewing and approving.

To make changes to your submitted list, contact your postgraduate office.

29 October 2020 at 14:00 ET

DEADLINE: Submission of program rank order lists

Programs must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 14:00 ET on this date.

November 2020

18 November 2020 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results for the 2021 Pediatric Subspecialty Match are available through CaRMS Online.

January 2021

13 January 2021 at 15:00 ET

CaRMS Online access closes

CaRMS Online access closes for the 2021 Pediatric Subspecialty Match.

We recommend programs download and save any match-related files before this date. Matched applicant files can only be retrieved from your postgraduate office once CaRMS Online closes.

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