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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February 2022

3 February 2022 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

All registered applicants are sent an email with information on how to log into CaRMS Online and start their application.

Applicants who already have a CaRMS Online account can log in 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.

April 2022

12 April 2022 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.

13 April 2022 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for PG offices, program directors and administrators

If you were a program administrator or director for a previous CaRMS match or match iteration, you can log into CaRMS Online 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, please contact your PGME office.

13 April 2022 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program descriptions open for editing

Program directors and administrators may log into CaRMS Online and update their program descriptions for the second iteration.

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

13 April 2022 at 15:00 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.

13 April 2022 at 15:00 ET

Program selection opens

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

19 April 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.

25 April 2022 at 12:05 ET

Photos are unmasked

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

25 April 2022 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

29 April 2022 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Reversions discussion period begins

Discussions regarding reversions, if required, should begin now to ensure final reversions are received and understood by CaRMS in advance of the postgraduate office reversion deadline.

29 April 2022 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.

May 2022

2 May 2022 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.

4 May 2022 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 submit any reversion instructions by this deadline.

12 May 2022 at 12:00 (noon) ET

MATCH DAY

Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

June 2022

2 June 2022 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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