Updated May 17, 2024

2025 R-1 Main Residency Match – first iteration

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June 2024

26 June 2024 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for PGME offices, program directors and administrators

If you have a CaRMS Online account, you can log in using your existing username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password, click on the ‘Forgot your username or password’ option on the CaRMS Online login page.

If you are a new program director or administrator for this match and have not received an email confirming your access, please contact your postgraduate office.

26 June 2024 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program descriptions open for editing

Program directors and administrators may log into CaRMS Online and start updating their program descriptions. Program descriptions must be finalized and submitted to the PGME office for review by the “Program descriptions sent to PGME office for approval” deadline.

August 2024

28 August 2024 at 12:00 (noon) ET

DEADLINE: Program descriptions sent to PGME office for approval

Program directors and administrators must submit their program descriptions to their postgraduate offices for review and approval by 12:00 ET on this date.

Program descriptions can be modified throughout the match if critical updates are needed.

September 2024

11 September 2024 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

Applicants may begin the application process.

Current year Canadian medical graduates (CMGs), are sent an email with information on how to log into CaRMS Online and start their application.

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.

Applicants who are not current year Canadian medical graduates (CMGs) and do not already have a CaRMS Online account, will need to register for the match.

11 September 2024 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.

October 2024

17 October 2024 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program selection opens for applicants and preliminary quota must be finalized

Preliminary quota must be entered in the Quota Management section of your CaRMS Online account by this date. If quota is not entered, applicants will not be able to apply.

Quota can be modified up until the ranking, quota and reversion approval deadline for PGME offices but cannot be reduced to 0.

November 2024

18 November 2024 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.

29 November 2024 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.

January 2025

14 January 2025

DEADLINE: Interview offer status updates in CaRMS Online (prior to sending interview invitations)

Programs are to complete all initial interview offer status updates in CaRMS Online by end of day. Official interview invitations must be distributed to applicants within five days of the interview status update in CaRMS Online.

15 January 2025 at 08:00 ET

Photos are unmasked

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

18 January 2025 - 9 February 2025

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 interview period.

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants directly.

23 January 2025 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Reversions discussion period begins

Discussions regarding reversion options should begin now to ensure final reversion instructions are submitted by the PGME approval deadline for ranking, quota and reversions. Draft reversions should be sent to CaRMS two days prior to the PGME approval deadline to ensure final reversion instructions are reviewed and understood by CaRMS.

23 January 2025 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program ranking and PGME approval period begins

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

Once a program rank order list has been submitted, postgraduate offices can begin approving them in CaRMS Online. Postgraduate offices can also begin approving quota and submitting reversion instructions starting today.

February 2025

14 February 2025 at 14:00 ET

DEADLINE: Program rank order list

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

20 February 2025 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: Ranking, quota and reversion approval for PGME offices

Postgraduate offices must approve rank order lists and quota, as well as upload finalized reversion instructions in CaRMS Online by this deadline.

March 2025

3 March 2025 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Pre-match day

Postgraduate offices will receive summary reports. Canadian undergraduate offices will receive their faculty’s summary reports as well as a list of their faculty’s unmatched applicants who provided consent for their information to be released.

4 March 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.

Applicants will no longer have access to the information in their application after this date.

Programs should download and save any match-related files before this date. Matched applicant files can only be retrieved from postgraduate offices once CaRMS Online closes.

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