Updated June 10, 2021

2022 R-1 Main Residency Match

The 2021 R-1 match timeline is currently under review.

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Resident Matching Committee (ARMC) is developing a new timeline that will see some milestones and deadlines shifted later in the year to accommodate schedule changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. A revised timeline will be posted once approved.

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January 2022

4 January 2022 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Filter and file reviewer setup

Program directors and administrators can add or remove file reviewers for their program(s) and create filters in preparation for file review.

Once file reviewers have been added, they will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to create an account in CaRMS Online.

Applications will be available for review when file review opens.

31 January 2022 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

Programs may now start updating applicants’ interview offer status.

February 2022

25 February 2022 at 08:00 ET

Photos are unmasked

Applicant photos are now available to view. Photos are not available prior to this date.

28 February 2022 - 20 March 2022

National interview period

Interviews for current-year Canadian medical school graduates from out-of-town universities are conducted during this period. Interviews for international medical graduates and applicants at their own schools are coordinated separately with no specific national time period.

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants directly.

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