You will notice that there are milestones and deadlines listed in this timetable. Milestones are simply recommended dates designed to help you keep your application on track during each phase of the application process. These milestones are not deadlines.
All registered applicants, as well as final 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 that was run on CaRMS Online can log into their CaRMS Online account using their existing username and password to participate in the match. If you have forgotten your username or password, click on the Forgot your username or password option on the CaRMS Online login page.
Approved program descriptions for all programs that are participating in the R-1 Main Residency Match are now available on CaRMS.ca for applicants to review.
Applicants may start selecting the programs to which they wish to apply on CaRMS Online and assign requested documents.
If you would like for your letters of reference to be translated using our translation service, you must make the request through CaRMS Online by today to allow sufficient time for translation before file review begins on February 8, 2021. Documents must be available in your CaRMS Online application in order for us to be able to process the translation.
All requests for the translation of reference letters submitted before the deadline are guaranteed to be completed and uploaded into your CaRMS Online account before the unmasking of reference letters on February 8, 2021.
Note: we will continue to process translations that are requested after this date, but, due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee they will be available in your account before file review begins.
If your university is sending your Medical School Performance Record (MSPR) and medical school transcript to the CaRMS Documents Centre, and you wish for these documents to be translated via the CaRMS translation service, they should arrive by this date to ensure they are uploaded into your account before the Translation request deadline on January 20, 2021 at 17:00 ET. You can verify whether the documents have been received through the Document Tracking section in CaRMS Online.
Note: It is your responsibility to advise your UG office that you require these documents be sent to CaRMS by this date so that you may request translation. We will continue to process translation requests after the deadline, however we cannot guarantee that requests made after the deadline will be completed before the opening of the file review period.
If an applicant would like for their transcript, MSPR or any letters of reference to be translated using our translation service, applicants must make the request through CaRMS Online by today to allow sufficient time for translation before file review begins on February 8. Documents must be available in their CaRMS Online application in order for us to be able to process the translation.
Note: we will continue to process translations that are requested after this date, but, due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee they will be available in the account before file review begins.
If your university is sending the Medical School Performance Record (MSPR) and transcript to the CaRMS Document Centre, they should arrive by today to guarantee they will be uploaded into the applicant’s account before the beginning of the file review period on February 8, 2021 at 12:05 ET..
It is your responsibility to follow university procedures to ensure the medical school transcript and MSPR are sent directly to CaRMS.
Note: we will continue to process documents that arrive after this date, but, due to the high volume of documents received, we cannot guarantee they will be available in the applicant’s account before file review begins.
All MCC examinations and documents should be shared in the physiciansapply.ca transfers section of the application on CaRMS Online by today to ensure your examination scores and documents are retrieved from the MCC before file review begins February 8.
Note: we will continue to process transfer requests after this date, but cannot guarantee scores and documents will be available from the MCC before file review, due to the time required for processing.
Referees are to submit a letter of reference through the CaRMS Online Referee portal, ensure they are submitted by this date to give applicants enough time to assign to programs in CaRMS Online before letters of reference are available for programs to review.
Applications and all required documents (including letters of reference) must be assigned to programs by 12:00 (noon) ET today to be considered as being submitted on time.
All applications and documents assignments (including letters of reference) completed after today will be time-stamped as late.
Note: some programs will not review late applications or a document that arrives late. We encourage applicants to review program descriptions to ensure programs will review their application if it is submitted after file review has begun.
Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents (including letters of reference). They will review applications and communicate with applicants to schedule interviews.
Interviews for current-year Canadian medical school graduates from out-of-town universities are conducted during this three-week period.
Interviews for international medical graduates and applicants interviewing at their own schools are coordinated separately with no specific national time period.
All 2021 R-1 match interviews will be in a virtual format, as per the decision of the AFMC Resident Matching Committee (ARMC).
Applicants and programs may begin creating their rank order lists.
Applicants must have their rank order list submitted through CaRMS Online by 15:00 ET. This deadline is firm – no rank order lists can be submitted after this time.
Note: they may modify their submitted list, but must re-submit the list before the deadline.
Match results for the first iteration of the 2021 R-1 Main Residency Match are available through CaRMS Online.
This is the last day to access information in your CaRMS Online account for the 2021 R-1 Main Residency Match. You will no longer have access to the information in your application after this date.