Updated May 10, 2018

2019 R-1 match

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June 2018

26 June at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens

CaRMS Online opens for postgraduate offices, program directors and administrators for the 2019 R-1 Main Residency Match, 2019 Medicine Subspecialty Match and 2019 Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match.

  • Provincial criteria updates – Review send any updates to provincial criteria for each of these matches. Provincial criteria can be found on CaRMS.ca.
  • New program requests – Add programs in the Match Management – programs section of your CaRMS Online account.
  • Review your list of CaRMS Online user account – Review your lists of PGME office accounts, match coordinators and program directors and modify or delete accounts that are no longer needed.
  • Master program description updates – Enter your province’s return of service requirements as well as the citizenship and language documents that are required your master program description.
  • Update program participation – Review all programs that you have registered in the match participation section of your CaRMS Online account and ensure you check the programs that are participating this year and uncheck those that are not.
  • Enter preliminary quota – Enter preliminary quota for all matches in the Quota Management section of your CaRMS Online account.
  • Approve program descriptions – Programs can start updating their program descriptions and submitting them for approval. Approve program descriptions before the match opens for applicants.

September 2018

5 September at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

CaRMS Online opens for applicants in the 2019 R-1 Main Residency Match. The following tasks must be completed by today.

  • Provincial criteria updates
  • New program requests
  • Review your list of CaRMS Online user accounts
  • Master program description updates
  • Update program participation
  • Enter preliminary quota
  • Approve program descriptions

October 2018

11 October at 12:00 (noon) ET

Finalize quota

Ensure quota is entered in the Quota Management section of your CaRMS Online account. If quota is not entered, applicants will not be able to apply.

November 2018

8 November at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer and filter setup

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

20 November at 12:05 ET

File review begins

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

27 November at 12:00 (noon) ET

Letters of reference available for review

All letters of reference that applicants have assigned to programs are now available to programs and file reviewers.

January 2019

12 January 2019 - 3 February 2019

National interview period

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

24 January 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking, quota and reversion approval period begins for PGME offices

Programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Once a rank order list has been submitted, PGME office users can begin approving them in CaRMS Online. Postgraduate office offices can also approve quota and submit any reversion instructions starting today.

31 January 2019 - 13 February 2019

Revisions 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.

February 2019

6 February 2019 at 14:00 ET

DEADLINE: program rank order list

Programs must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 14:00 ET. If programs do not submit by today, PGME offices can submit on their behalf.

13 February 2019 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: ranking, quota and reversion approval for PGME offices

Postgraduate office users must approve rank order lists, quota and submit any reversion instructions by today.

26 February 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results for the first iteration of the 2019 R-1 Main Residency Match are available through CaRMS Online.

26 February 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Match results reports available for download

Match results reports are available for PGME offices. Save the reports your records.

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