Updated May 17, 2024

2025 R-1 Main Residency Match — second iteration

The 2025 match timeline will be posted shortly

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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.

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.

5 March 2025 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.

5 March 2025 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.

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.

12 March 2025 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.

18 March 2025 at 12:05 ET

Photos are unmasked

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

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

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.

25 March 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.

April 2025

1 April 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.

8 April 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.

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.

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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