Updated May 17, 2024

2025 R-1 Main Residency Match — second iteration

The 2025 match timeline will be posted shortly

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting December 4, 2024 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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January 2025

7 January 2025 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.

February 2025

21 February 2025 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Translation requests for Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs) and reference documents

Applicants who would like for their MSPR’s or reference document(s) to be translated using our translation service should make the request through CaRMS Online by today.

Every effort will be made to complete translations submitted by this date prior to the opening of file review, but due to the compressed second iteration timeline we cannot guarantee translations will be in applicant accounts and ready to assign to programs before file review.

March 2025

4 March 2025 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Access to CaRMS Online for unmatched applicants

Unmatched applicants from the first iteration may log into CaRMS Online and participate in the second iteration.

6 March 2025 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.

6 March 2025 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program selection opens

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

10 March 2025

DEADLINE: Transcripts and MSPRs sent by faculties

Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs) and transcripts should arrive by today to guarantee they will be uploaded into applicant accounts before the opening of file review. Applicants can verify whether documents have been received through the Document Tracking section in CaRMS Online.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow university procedures to ensure their medical school transcript and MSPR are sent directly to CaRMS.

17 March 2025 at 21:00 ET

DEADLINE: Reference submission

Referees must submit references through the CaRMS Online referee portal by this date to give applicants enough time to include reference materials within their applications to programs before the opening of file review.

Referees can submit references after this date and time; however, this may impact the time available for applicants to submit complete applications to programs prior to 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.

18 March 2025 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.

18 March 2025 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

25 March 2025 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

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

April 2025

8 April 2025 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 April 2025 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

May 2025

14 May 2025 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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